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Thread: Slowish rising hcg levels, should I be worried?

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    Default Slowish rising hcg levels, should I be worried?

    Hi



    I'm not sure whether to be worried or not. I had a blood test last week 11 days post a 5 day blast transfer and my level of 120 seemed ok. My next test was 3 days later and it had only just doubled 250. I had another test 2 days later just to check and it showed 380. I have another test Friday and have to go in to my clinic for a check up? which I'm not really sure why as it will be too early to have an ultrasound and I only just had a check up on Monday. On Monday FS said my levels were fine, but after my test Wednesday said I had to go back in.

    I do have funny cramping and grabbing pains on my left side, which I haven't had before, but I had OHSS just before transfer and am not sure if that might be causing it.

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    Hi Milly's Mummy

    It's not uncommon for some women to have slow rising HCG levels and then go on to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. I wouldn't start to panic just yet. You need to know the full picture and when you see your Dr he/she will fill you in. Dr's like to scare us with tests and appointments but try not to worry too much until you see him/her. Easier said than done I know.

    How far along are you? Have you got morning sickness? I think the cramping is a good sign. I had cramping when I got my BFP in Feb. When do you go back in?

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    Hi Porsche,

    Thanks for your reply. I have an appt Friday to see FS. I hope everything is ok, apparently I am 5 weeks and 1 day which is still early but I can't feel any symptoms and am not sick at all, which does worry me a bit. I'm hoping its just a bit slow to start and everything will pick up before I know it, but I am feeling quite sombre atm.

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    Hi Milly's Mummy

    It's the not knowing that makes it so hard. Having no signs isn't always a bad thing either. My morning sicknes doesn't normally kick in until about 6 weeks anyway.

    I'll be thinking of you Friday and hope all goes well. It's a very lonely path we take. Are you taking someone with you?

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    Thankyou Porsche

    No, my mum is staying home to watch my DD's and DH has already had a day off this week to come with me to FS. Luckily I think the nurses said they will ring me with my hcg result before my appt so I will have time to compose myself before my appt if its not good news.

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    Oh bugga. Can your DH not make up some excuse? I would hate for you to go by yourself. If it is bad news or not you need the support of family. I would be petrified going in by myself.

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    Am 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant today. FS said my HCG levels have started dropping and to stop crinone, and that I will probably miscarry over the weekend.....

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    Honey I'm so sorry to hear that.
    You did everything you could. I hope your family can give you some comfort over this weekend.
    x
    Maggie

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    Hi Maggie and Porsche

    Thanks for your support, its Monday night, am still waiting for AF to start..........

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