HCG

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  1. sarbear4266

    sarbear4266 TTC #1

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    I went to the ER today for some side pain. They said everything was normal and they were just as confused as me!! They told me my HCG levels are 500 or 524. In two days I will be 5 weeks exactly. Does anyone know if that is a normal number for how far along I am? The doc didn't really give me an answer so now I'm worrying :(
     
  2. AngellXeyesO

    AngellXeyesO Well-Known Member

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    I am actually a bit confused myself. Hcg levels(I thought) grow pretty rapidly everyday. When I found out last tuesday, my levels were at 1880.I have a few medical problems, and have miscarried before, I went back thursday for more bloodwork, and my levels were at 4900. I was told that this was good and progressing normally.. They gave me a three week time frame as to how pregnant I was- 3-5 weeks, which would now make me 4-7.

    As a final thought, perhaps we are from different countries, and the units being determined are different?
     
  3. Newmommy2011

    Newmommy2011 Well-Known Member

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    3 weeks LMP: 5 - 50 mIU/ml
    4 weeks LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
    5 weeks LMP: 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml
    6 weeks LMP: 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml
    7 - 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 - 229,000 mIU/ml
    9 - 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 - 288,000 mIU/ml
    13 - 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 - 254,000 mIU/ml
    17 - 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 - 165,400 mIU/ml
    25 - 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 - 117,000 mIU/ml
    Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
    Postmenopausal females: <9.5 mIU/ml


    Your in that area :)
     
  4. AngellXeyesO

    AngellXeyesO Well-Known Member

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    I actually just did some more googling myself and came across this chart:
    Normal Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) levels:
    0-1 week: 0-50 IU/L
    1-2 weeks: 40 &#8211; 300
    3-4: 500 &#8211; 6,000
    1-2 months: 5,000 &#8211; 200,000
    2-3 months: 10,000 &#8211; 100,000
    2nd trimester: 3,000 &#8211; 50,000
    3rd trimester: 1,000 &#8211; 50,000
    Non-pregnant females: < 5.0
    Postmenopausal: < 9.5

    Ahh so confusing! I am also having a lot of side pain. Googling proves to be more confusing and I cannot wait to talk to my doctor! Goodluck!
     
  5. Sherri81

    Sherri81 Mom to Greg and Angel Bab

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    I would say that is a normal range for your gestational age. Keep in mind, the most important thing with HCG, is that it should double every 48-72 hours. One test result on it's own can't really tell you much about the health of a pregnancy, but results taken every 48 hours, will tell you alot. If you are worried, press for another blood test, and if they mark it STAT, they should have the results back to you in 2 hours. You will be looking for it to be just over 1000 at that point. More than likely, it will end up being higher than what you thought.

    But for where you are, I think you are doing fine.

    Another, very unscientific, method of figuring out what is happening, and I would only suggest this if you can handle alot of margin for error... get a CB Digi with Conception Indicator. As a guideline, they should read 1-2 weeks for anyone with 200 or less HCG. A reading of 2-3 is 201- 1999 (if I remember correctly), and a reading of 3+ means you have exceeded a level of 2000 HCG.

    So, if you can handle the margin of error, pop out for one of those. Use FMU, and you should be getting a reading of 2-3 about now. If you get 3+, I would think you would be doing swimmingly. But this is very unscientific, and would be more for a general guideline if you can handle the readings you get. Otherwise, push for a repeat Beta HCG test.

    Good luck.
     
  6. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    Some of those hcg charts date weeks by your lmp(most do this way) and some by weeks since conception. That is why they are different! I am guessing Angell, that is also what you Dr was referring to when he said 3-5 weeks, from conception, when really its 5-7 weeks when you look at the way you normally date it.
    Here is the best hcg website I have come across!!
    https://www.betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=Single
     
  7. AngellXeyesO

    AngellXeyesO Well-Known Member

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    ahhh thank you! A little lightbulb kicked on in my head and makes sense! I just wanna know my due date!
     
  8. sarbear4266

    sarbear4266 TTC #1

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    Thanks everyone! It's amazing how the numbers can be so different!! I've had an ectopic and mc and i'm starting to worry with this one too. I woke up this morning and used the br. When I wiped there was A LOT of dark on the toilet paper. Not sure if it was brown or red.It looked like both. No cramping at all! I went back to sleep waiting for the docs office to open and overslept! Got up again and now dark brown and not that heavy anymore! I feel like I am going to start AF, but it's been over a week. The joys of pregnancy!
     

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