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Did anyone have low HCG levels and still have a healthy baby?

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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OMG girls. Im just about in tears. Dr herself just called me. Never good. She said my levels were not increasing enough and she is thinking it may end in miscarriage. Im so upset. She wants to do more blood work Tuesday and see from there. They are at 8000 at 7weeks.

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kemmerer411
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:22 AM
I'm sorry. No advice here. Good luck
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JBDslittlemam08
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:23 AM

 awww i'm sorry mommy! Good luck and keep us updated

Mom_2princesses
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:29 AM

thx!

Kaybean
by Kayleen on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM

The only time I had low HCG levels, I did miscarry. But I guess I didn't really have "low" levels. My levels were dropping, not just low, and the only reason they knew that is because I was already having bleeding so what you're going through isn't the same. A level of 8000 at 7 wks is fine. Its slightly on the lower side, but still within normal range. You CAN have low HCG levels and still go on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy. If they do more blood work and your levels are still on the lower side, but are still inscreasing and not dropping, you're most likely just fine. If your levels are dropping, that is when its not good. Are you experiencing any cramping, loss of pregnancy symptoms or having any spotting? If not, try not to worry too much. I thought this might help you feel better. According to this page, it says its not the number of your levels you need to worry about so much, but more about HOW they are changing. Look into trying some Progesterone cream. That stuff can help prevent a miscarriage if your body is low on Progesterone levels.

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html

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LoveMyBlessings
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  • 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

If they aren't doubling and all that, there might be something wrong, but you could very well be in the normal range, still.

Mom_2princesses
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Thank you for the facts. Just really worried.

Kellileanne
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM

 

HCG Levels during Pregnancy

Days Past Ovulation

Normal HCG Levels:
MIU/ML

7 Days

5-50 (avg. 14)

14 Days

5-50 (avg. 21)

21 Days

5-50 (avg. 42)

28 Days

10-425

35 Days

19-7,340

42 Days

1,080-56,500

7-8 weeks

7,650-229,000

9-12 weeks

25,700-288,000

13-16 weeks

13,300-254,000

17-24 weeks

4,060-165,400

25-40 weeks

3,640-117,000

 

According to this you are well within the expected range.  Are they not doubling in 72hrs? 

Mom_2princesses
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Nope Im not.

chelleybeans
by on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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 My levels wouldn't even double in 72 hours or more yet I have a little 2yr old monster running around!

*ETA* I was told SEVERAL times and for WEEKS I had already miscarried or I was miscarrying my son. But like I said, I have a 2yr old now. So don't give up hope!

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Kellileanne
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM

 I have a friend who's first hcg was 15 at 4 weeks.  Her numbers weren't doubling but she refused to let them give her meds or a d&c.  The numbers were going up, just slow.  She has a healthy baby boy now.  Sometimes the hcg doesn't rise as fast as they are supose to and sometimes it indicates an issue.  Have they done an ultrasound?  at 8000 you should be able to see something.

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