HCG levels slow rising and now more than doubling? Thoughts?
I have a thread over in PAL but thought I would get some other opinions from all the ladies in their first trimester.
I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, but they said my levels were low. My first test was 28, and then 3 and a half days later they were 49. However... three days after that they were 222. The doctor was confused by that. My progesterone was also high on the second test at 47.8 (they hope for 20.)
I am not taking any kind of medication.
I took another Beta test a week and two days later, and now it is 8,500. By my math it should have only been around 4,000ish if I was doubling each day like clockwork. Mind you, I know once you start getting into the high numbers it would really only make me 48 hours ahead of where I should be but I dunno... it is just weird to go from in the HCG danger zone of being low and slow to being high and fast...
I haven't been through this, but I do know two things that can wreak havoc on the normal 'double every 48' theory.
Twins, and a Molar Pregnancy.
Twins produce way more HcG much faster, and in the case of my friend, she lost one at 6 weeks, so her HcG dropped fast, then went back up quickly.
A Molar pregnancy produces excessive HcG very quickly (I just read this in a book). . .
In either case, my fingers are crossed for you that everything is perfect! Keep us posted - it could be that you were testing your betas so early that they hadn't ramped up production yet, and now you're on your way
Twins don't run in my family, if they did I would be definitely wondering about that...
Molar pregnancy is what I am worried about for sure. I have a scan tomorrow though, which would likely confirm or rule that out completely as there should be a bean in there, hopefully with a heart beat!
I am hoping since molar pregnancies are very rare and I am only 25, and no one in my family has had a complication like that ever... that it would be relatively unlikely. I also think Molar pregnancies tend to have more outrageously high numbers than I have. Here is hoping anyway, I know how tough they are. :/
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