thread: hcg levels..is this normal?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Mar 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    10

    hcg levels..is this normal?

    on tuesday i had my hcg levels tested again, (was 14,000 the week before, 1228 the week before that, and 27.2 when i first found out at 4weeks?) and today i found out it went from 14,000 to 39,000

    is that a normal jump?
    i tend to stress out alot


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Nov 2008
    Perth
    3,686

    As a general rule, the levels should double every couple of days. A big jump is good!

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Mar 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    10

    i was a bit worried that it hadnt doubled enough considering it was 7 days. do you think that thats still alright because it still went up pretty significantly?

  4. #4
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    Feb 2008
    Country Victoria
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    they are FANTASTIC numbers!!!!!!!! congrats!

  5. #5
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    Mar 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    10

    aw that got me really excited haha! thanks Hollye

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
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    aw that got me really excited haha! thanks Hollye
    most doctors stop monitoring HCG levels after six weeks as they continue to climb, but not to double. it seems to me to be in the perfect range of numbers for your gestation!

  7. #7
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    Nov 2008
    Perth
    3,686

    Here you go hon, I found this on the Net.

    Weeks of pregnancy HCG level for single baby (mIU/ml or IU/L)
    Week 3 0 to 5
    Week 4 5 to 426
    Week 5 18 to 7340
    Week 6 1,080 to 56,500
    Weeks 7 to 8 7,650 to 229,000
    Weeks 9 to 12 25,700 to 288,000
    Weeks 13 to 16 13,300 to 254,000
    Weeks 17 to 24 4,060 to 165,400
    Weeks 25 to birth of baby 3,640 to 117,000
    4 to 6 weeks after birth Less than 5

    As you can see, the variations are huge so try your best not to read into your results. If you don't need to be monitored constantly then I would stop getting blood tests if I was you. They'll end up causing you more worry than joy!

    HTH!

  8. #8
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    Mar 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    10

    most doctors stop monitoring HCG levels after six weeks as they continue to climb, but not to double. it seems to me to be in the perfect range of numbers for your gestation!
    oh i didnt know that! (about it not doubling but climbing). makes me feel alot better thanks so much!

  9. #9
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    Mar 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    10

    oh thanks Taurean! thats a huge help. the second number in every week is insane! this week was the last time hes checking it, so fingers crossed from now on! but youre right, it does cause unneccesary worry haha.

  10. #10
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    Nov 2008
    Perth
    3,686

    That's ok hon! We completely understand My levels were very low initially and my doctor told me to stop worrying after two blood tests. Best advice he could have given me!