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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 04:37 AM   1
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How long does it take for hcg levels to drop?


I feel in limbo. Im having a miscarriage at 5/6 weeks and started cramping and spotting on wednesday. My gp took my hcg blood levels on thursday and it was 1300 and a repeat was scheduled for tuesday.
Since then, the bleeding got worse and I passed what looked like pregnancy tissue at the weekend but I still havent bled as much as a full AF and it has almost stopped now.

My blood results from yesterday are back and were 1200 so has only dropped slightly in 5 days. How long will it take to go down? Does that mean I have more bleeding to come?



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 08:15 AM   2
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I was quite a bit earlier than you I think the highest my hcg got was under 50; however by the time the bleeding started it had declined in two days to 4. but even at 4 it took over a week to decline back to less than 2.
Im on day nine of bleeding also (well it changed to spotting three or four days ago) since you were quite a bit further along than me I'd say you've got a few days of bleeding yet.
but it'll be over soon big



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 08:19 AM   3
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Hello lovely I was told to take a hpt 3 weeks after d&c.

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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 12:11 PM   4
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Thanks both xx.
My first hcg at 4weeks and 4w2d were 400 and 650. Is that quite high? We conceived miraculously the cycle immediately after a failed IVF, I hope that hasnt messed anything up inside?!? I hate not knowing whats going on in there. Im hoping to get a scan this side of christmas as gp wants to check things but still waiting to find out when.



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 12:39 PM   5
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wow
that is high, however I think the normal values are between 5-500 which is a very wide range. I forget the specific numbers though, if you google hcg progressioin values and look under images it should come up right away



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 12:58 PM   6
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Hmm, maybe I ovulated early so my numbers were ahead of what I thought. They seem to have just levelled out now though. I guess there is more to come, I just dont like not knowing when, epecially with christmas coming up and having to visit people. All our family are at least an hour away and I would rather be at home when things get going again



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 21:46 PM   7
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I am in a similar situation. Level was about 1300 last week and the bleeding/discharge seems to have completely stopped. Tomorrow I get another test and hope to hear that its dropped. The doctor told me worst case scenario is that the level plateaus and they have to do a d and c to take out the last bit of retained tissue. Lets hope both our levels drop soon and our bodies get back to where they need to be!



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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 02:12 AM   8
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Thanks emma, heres hoping our bodies do what they need to do and sort themselves out quickly xx



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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 18:41 PM   9
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I think it varies as far as how long it takes for the levels to drop. I started bleeding on 12/3 I was about 5w6d my HCG was like 3100. I followed up with my OB on 12/7 and my numbers had dropped to 476. On 12/14 my numbers was 14. When I first started bleeding it stopped the next day. I started bleeding again on 12/10. I never had any heavy bleeding, cramping or clotting. My bleeding was no worse than having AF. I finally stopped bleeding this past weekend. So it is possible that you may start bleeding again since your levels haven't dropped much. Sorry about your loss. This was my very first pregnancy after years of TTC with PCOS.



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Old Dec 23rd, 2011, 03:55 AM   10
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Thanks onamission, Im so sorry for your loss too xx.
I know all losses are hard, but coupled with infertility, it really is a kick in the teeth isnt it xxxx

I have managed to get a scan this side of christmas which is at 11.30 today. Im so nervous as I have stupidly given myself some hope that, despite the bleeding and my hcg levels no longer rising, something might still be there. I dont think I will accept it until I see my insides are empty Maybe then the rest of the bleeding will start.



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