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#1 Sammiam09

Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:08 PM

Hi all.

I got a positive opk on cd16 and a super faint bfp cd28 (last Tuesday) so I got bloods done on Tuesday and my level came back at 5. Yesterday I got more bloods done and my level is now at 44. Feeling really disheartened at this point - I have to wait another week to get results for a blood test I will do on Saturday. Any thoughts, uplifting stories?

Thanks all

#2 Gonzy

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:01 PM

Hi OP,

Here's a link to my story - he's now 2.  

But, I just want to be clear that I don't want to give false hope because I realise my experience is very much the exception.  I truly hope you get some answers soon though, and I hope with everything it's a positive outcome for you.

Take care of your heart during this time x


#3 afterlaughter

Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:48 PM

So 144 (6days) hours between tests? That’s a doubling time of 46 hours which is on normal range. I don’t think there is any concern at this stage.

#4 ckmelb

Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:18 PM

As per PP said, seems plausibly within range. You had the first blood test 11 days after ovulation which is very, very early to test.

Home tests can pick up very low amounts of HCG so doing more home pregnancy tests will likely drive you mad so maybe stay away from them if you can.

Is there any reason they won't let you do a blood test Friday? Also have they tested your progesterone? Might be interesting for your dr to have that also

Find things to occupy yourself each day until your next blood test. Netflix, podcast, books, friends, treats etc. And best of luck

#5 Nut

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:59 AM

So we're talking 6 days between tests?

Still within normal ranges. You should expect your hcg to double every 48 hours or so in which case around 40 is what you'd expect to see. Remember that HCG starts at zero and works its way up. As long as the rate of increase is within the normal ranges the number does not matter.

#6 Sammiam09

Posted 24 February 2020 - 01:50 PM

I had another blood test on Friday. Results came back at 244, nurse said it's looking good and asked if I feel pregnant. When I said yes she congratulated me and that was pretty much it. Back to dr tomorrow for another reason so will discuss more with her then anyway. Wish me luck!

#7 ckmelb

Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:00 PM

Oh wow congrats! Seems like a good trajectory.

Good luck for the next 9 months!

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