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#1 LittleDreams

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and conceived using clomid.  My hormone levels are very high and the doctor suggested it is likely to be twins. He is also testing for down syndrome and now I'm worried the high levels indicate down syndrome and not twins.  My ultrasound is in 2 weeks time.  Did anyone else have high levels in early pregnancy and how did it turn out?

#2 jules095

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

What were your levels & at what DPO?

Were you monitored during your cycle to check for follicle numbers?

#3 LittleDreams

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I'm pretty sure my follicle numbers weren't monitored.  At 7 weeks my levels were 150000 when the median range was 25000.  This is my first pregnancy so I'm fairly clueless at the moment.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

I had high HCG levels for both pregnancies (although with DS they were a lot higher) but neither turned out to be twins.

#5 Jacni

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I had high levels and I had twins. I don't remember what the numbers were though, sorry.

#6 MummyHILI

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

I had very high HCG levels in my first pregnancy and high HCG in my second pregnancy.  My first pregnancy was twins and my second was a singleton.  Tere was initially no concerns with my second pregnancy regarding DS but then my high HCG and low papp-a gave me a high DS risk, my beautiful little boy is nine months old and does not have DS.

Good luck, I hope you have a happy healthy baby (or babies) in your arms in 7 months  original.gif

Edited by MummyIHK, 15 February 2013 - 03:34 PM.

#7 Wildence

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Yes, had high HCG and pregnant with one.
Good luck

oh and NT scan was fine.

Edited by Wildence, 15 February 2013 - 03:43 PM.

#8 purple_daisy

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Very high HCG in first pregnancy - like, the average range for triplets!!! = Twins

This time around, had almost identical HCG levels = singleton.

No DS.

Good luck. How come you are waiting till 10 weeks for your scan? We had an early scan at 7 weeks last time which confirmed it, and again this time had a scan at 6 weeks (due to prolonged bleeding) which showed one hb.

#9 jules095

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (LittleDreams @ 15/02/2013, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At 7 weeks my levels were 150000 when the median range was 25000.
They are average levels at 7wks or around 35dpo.

Why is your Dr making you wait another 2wks if s/he thinks it's twins? A standard IVF BFP cycle is normally scanned at 7wks, so I'd be request one if I were you. Then again, I would have made sure I was monitored, but that's just me.

#10 LittleDreams

Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Actually it's a little longer for the scan.  It's requested for between 11-14 weeks which I've read is the standard here in Australia. Thanks for all the comments!

#11 ~ky~

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

My twin pregnancy had lower HCG levels than my singleton pregnancies. I didn't even get a positive HPT until I was 7 weeks pregnant!

I don't think it is a very reliable indicator, really. Most people don't even have their HCG levels tested at all ...

#12 Sunshiney

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (LittleDreams @ 15/02/2013, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm pretty sure my follicle numbers weren't monitored.  At 7 weeks my levels were 150000 when the median range was 25000.  This is my first pregnancy so I'm fairly clueless at the moment.

That's within normal range for 7-8 weeks (7,600 to 230,000 for a single baby). My HCG levels were reading a week above the normal range right from the start and I ended up with hyperemesis which is often associated with high HCG levels. But you should know about that by now if you've got that.

Take a look at this website for more info on HCG levels: http://www.baby2see.com/preconception/hcg.html

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