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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 09:15 AM   1
Baby2867
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High early Hcg & Nuchal results


Ever since I became pregnant my hcg numbers have been on the very high end of what's considered normal, until my last one at 11 weeksAt 11 weeks and it was 315,000 (the peak of normal 288,000)

I have been reading about the nuchal translucency and blood test that goes along with it where they test for FREE-BETA Hcg and Papp-A.

There appears to be a difference between your overall hcg and free-beta hcg.

Is there anyone out there that has had high hcg in the beginning that can share their Nuchal results?

I am trying to better understand if their is a correlation. I am worrying myself sick that there is something wrong.

My test is scheduled for July 17th so only time will tell.

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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 10:42 AM   2
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Im not really sure about any of these tests, but try not to worry too much if you can, alot of these tests arnt a 100 % accurate, good luck



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 11:23 AM   3
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As the PP poster has said, try not to worry. I don't think HCG levels are even routinely monitored here in the UK- the only time we get them tested if we agree to the combined blood/NT test at 12 weeks. Your HCG is only slightly above what the normal value anyway- 27K is not a lot when your talking numbers in the region of 300K. Good luck for your test though. x



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 16:04 PM   4
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I really would try NOT to worry about this yet. I didn't have bloods taken for hcg during early pregnancy but recently had my NT scan come back with a measurement of 3.5mm. My BHCG was 0.97 MoM which is pretty much normal. In my case, my HCG has no bearing on the NT measurement.

They take into account a combination of your age, weight, whether you smoke, previous history of trisomy problems, the gestational age of the baby, the NT measurement, the HCG level and the Papp-a level.

My combination gave me a 1:11 chance of having a baby with DS and we'll be doing an amnio in 3 weeks time.

HCG is only one part of a very long list of things they take into consideration.

Good luck hun



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 17:45 PM   5
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I think your jumping the gun. Your right only time will tell. There's so many combinations of what's good and what's abnormal for the nt test blood results. You can have high pap a and high hcg, low pap a and low hcg, or one high and one low (and vice versa). Because you know your one hcg does not give any information to what your possible nt results would be. There's just too many variables. And even if you had a "bad" combo that doesn't mean something is wrong anyways it has to be combined with the ultrasound findings.

I hope this gives you something to help?



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2012, 19:44 PM   6
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Thank you everyone. I am trying to stay calm, positive, and just wait to see what happens.

ChattyB@ I hope everything is ok with your amnio. I saw online that 9 out of 10 babies with a measurement between 2.5mm and 3.5mm will be completely normal. If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?



 
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