How do you find out HCG levels so often?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by lellis82, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. lellis82

    lellis82 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ladies,

    I'm just curious how so many people seem to find out their HCG levels so often? I would love to know mine weekly or something but it doesn't seem like that is standard.

    Thanks ladies.
     
  2. Msocwife

    Msocwife Pregnant with #1

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    i was also wondering this, i didnt think it was usual for a DR to even check those levels..? then again i've only been in once for a dating ultra sound and thats all they did that appointment?
     
  3. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    I was under the impression that the ladies in the US were told them at their appointments? I've never had mine divulged to me, and I don't think it's normal to do so in the UK
     
  4. Ladybug1

    Ladybug1 Well-Known Member

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    I only did because I was going through a fertility clinic, and as part of the follow-up to getting your bfp, they monitor your levels to make sure they are rising accordingly. Once they feel that your levels are rising nicely I stopped getting them tested (I found it WAY too stressful anyway). And then they'll do a 6 week ultrasound, and then a follow-up prob. at 8 (depends) and then another at 12.

    I don't know what the other ladies situations were, but this was mine.
    For my friends who didn't need fertility treatment, they never had their levels checked either.

    Hope that helps understand a little.
     
  5. Jetset

    Jetset Well-Known Member

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    I had a very early scan yesterday and they took bloods which showed my HCG was 9000 at 5 weeks and 2 days... but I don't know how you know what is 'normal' :o
     
  6. xsarahxxannx

    xsarahxxannx Mother of 1 & pregnant

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    I am the same as ladybug1.... I was seeing a fertility specialist to get pregnant so once I got my BFP, my doctor has had me coming in once a week to check the hcg levels. I think it just depends on your situation.
     
  7. aliwnec10

    aliwnec10 Well-Known Member

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    same here. I see a FS. ;) Otherwise if you don't see a specialist, you wouldn't find out your hcg levels.
     
  8. K2785

    K2785 Mummy to Lilli and Maisy

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    I had mine checked at 6+5 as I was getting bad cramping an they wanted to see of they were over 1000 so they could carry out an ultrasound and see something. Mine were 93570 so it was fine xxx
     
  9. robinator

    robinator Guest

    I had to ask to get mine done, and they told me. But at my 8 week scan they did a blood draw and never heard anything - they said I wouldn't unless there was a problem.
     
  10. lellis82

    lellis82 Well-Known Member

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    Ok. So I guess that is why I don't find mine out. They checked mine once to confirm pregnancy but that was all. Thanks for all the answers! :)
     
  11. mamawannabee

    mamawannabee Natural Mama/WTT #2

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    As everyone else has said, they only do it so much if you are undergoing fertility treatments or have a history of multiple miscarriages. There is just no need in most pregnancies, as the range of normal is so drastic, it really just winds up worrying you.
     
  12. dreamer1978

    dreamer1978 Guest

    I was having light spotting, and I had a bout of cramps (for less than ten minutes though), so my doctor has been doing them weekly. I wish that I didn't need to get the tests done:( I"m already worried because I get my results tomorrow. Please say a prayer for me! Thanks.

    :hugs:
     

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