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Finally BFP , hcg levels but worried(TMI) help

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Hi i finnayl got my BFPon april 11th, my LMP was march 12th and i ovulated late on march 31st(cd 20) so i went to the dr yesterday and got a blood test. They said that i am pregnat and that my hcg level is 20. i was 12 dpo yesterday. Do u ladies think that HCG level is to low for 12dpo, i havent had any bleeding. i had some slight spotting after a bowel movement but it stopped instantly after i was done. Any idea if that is a bad sign. this is my first baby so trying to figure stuff out. Do u ladies think it could be a ectopic. Im having some slight cramping on the left side lower around ovary kinda and middle of my tummy not bad at all just mild, no bleeding tho . What do u ladies think hope it sticks. is that hcg level to low. I got back on monday for another blood test

by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

 Thats crazy I got my BFP on 4-11 and ovulated on 3-31 and I am having the same pain with no bleeding and I went to ER(just got home) they checked my levels and they are at 700 and I am 14 dpo right now!!! They told me that its from constipation since its on the left side by my ovary!!! Wish you the best of luck!!!

by on Apr. 15, 2012 at 5:05 AM

Guideline to hCG levels during pregnancy:

hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age):

  • 3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml
  • 4 weeks LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
  • 5 weeks LMP: 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
  • 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml
  • 7 - 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 - 229,000 mIU/ml
  • 9 - 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml
  • 13 - 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 - 254,000 mIU/ml
  • 17 - 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml
  • 25 - 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 - 117,000 mIU/ml
  • Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
  • Postmenopausal females: <9.5 mIU/ml
by on Apr. 15, 2012 at 8:26 AM

HCG Levels during Pregnancy

Days Past Ovulation

Normal HCG Levels:

7 Days

5-50 (avg. 14)

14 Days

5-50 (avg. 21)

21 Days

5-50 (avg. 42)

28 Days


35 Days


42 Days


7-8 weeks


9-12 weeks


13-16 weeks


17-24 weeks


25-40 weeks


by on Apr. 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM

the 14 day average is 21 so it looks good from what i read :)

by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I had an ectopic and at 6 weeks I was only at 600 or so. With that being said nothing (other then an ultra sound) can be told with one blood draw you need at least 2 to compare. HCG levels in Ectopic pregnancys increase slower most of the time. 17% of the time they will increase normally. You need an ultra sound to even think that. Don't worry just relax.

How was your progestrone? Mine was only 2 with my ectopic and with this pregnancy I was at 20.6 to start  anything over 10 in unassisted pregnancy is considered ok.


I hope everything is ok and praying for you and your little bean.

by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM
Don't worry so much...mine at 11dpo was 16. And Im now almost 15 weeks pregnant. It's not so much what the number is but that it has a doubling/tripling every 2-3 days.
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by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

your levels at 3-4 weeks was only 25 is everything oing as planned everything good

by Member on Apr. 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM

my first draw was 24..then 73....263...and now its over 68k...dont worry its just early! 

by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM
20 on hcg for 12 dpo is totally fine. The cramping is totally normal so dont worry ull be fine. Gl and happy healthy 9 months.
by on Apr. 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I had an ectopic and at 7 weeks my hcg was 789. It tripled normally my first two draws at 5 weeks. I had pains in the lower right side, almost in the crease of my leg, so very low. Felt a lot like nagging ovulation pains. I had a stomach full of blood, but very little pain, which my Dr said was strange. I lost my tube.

This time my hcg was 11 @ 9dpo and 34 @ 11 dpo, then 549 at 18dpo. Best of luck to you!
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