How likely are twins?
WDYT of these hcg levels?
, May 07 2012 10:16 PM
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM
We found out we are pregnant a few weeks ago and since my first blood test I have had pretty high numbers. We conceived through IVF and had one 3 day old embryo transferred. When ever I tell people my numbers they keep asking if it's twins. I don't think twins are likely. I'd be very surprised if there were 2 but I guess the egg can split. How early does this take place?
Anyway at 4 weeks, 3 days or 17dpo my hcg levels were 1026.
At 5 weeks 3 days my hcg was 9844, progesterone was 460 and oestrogen was 8972.
Today at 6 weeks, 3 days my hcg is 52939, my progesterone is 423.8 and my oestrogen is 9845.
WDYT? Im thinking I'm just on the high end of normal for a single baby?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:38 PM
Was just going a google and what I found was normal for a single pregnancy. Congratulations on the pregnancy too!!
ETA: Site I found while googling! http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html
Edited by ~SinfullyCat~, 07 May 2012 - 10:43 PM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
I just went & looked back at my diary. At 4 weeks 4 days my bloods were 3250! So 3x yours. Two days later they were 6270.
Just one bub (but I was incredibly sick!)
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:58 PM
I don't have many symptoms either. Just the usual sore breasts on and off, tiredness, hungry all the time, mild cramps and mild nausea. Nothing too severe. I guess with twins you'd have more symptoms due to increase hormone levels?
Anyway I have my 7 week scan on Monday so I guess we'll find out then. I'd be very, very shocked if it was twins though. To me it just seems very unlikely.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:59 PM
Mine was 818 at 19 dpo.......with twins. My fs nurses at the time considered that number pretty high! I was sick as a dog the whole pg though. Congrats on your pg!!!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:05 PM
I would love twins in our DIG! I never had my hcg taken with my twin pregnancy but never had MS either, I was just really hungry all the time!
Edited by MrsPotatoHead, 07 May 2012 - 11:07 PM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:09 PM
Mine were 314 at 15dpo & 3002 at 21dpo, so a lot lower than yours.
Levels alone aren't an indication of twins though.
Congratulations & Good Luck with your scan.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
Certainly not an expert, but I wrote a research paper recently on IVF, and learnt that 3 day IVF embryos can be at a more increased risk of splitting than 5 day embryos.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:48 AM
Of course it is possible. But only a scan is going to tell you.
Unless you had sex you will at least know that they are ID if you are expecting twins
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:02 PM
at 14DPO my hcg for my twins was 70, at 5 weeks it was 2000 so as you can see it really varies.
I was also so so sure it was just one bub so wouldn't count on that either lol.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:21 PM
Congratulations on your pregnancy, hope everything goes smoothly for you!
My levels with my twins were 270 at 16dpo, so much lower than yours, I had no morning sickness either.
So yes its possible but HCG levels alone really arent much of an indicator.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:40 PM
I only have my HCG taken once, and it was at 6 weeks exactly and it was 49,500. Two days later I found out I was having ID twins.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:48 PM
Just looked at my cycles and with my most recent my levels at 6w4d were 79000. She has arrived all on her own (had a scan at 6w6d which revealed just one). My levels with her were alot higher than my other two but otherwise similar pregnancy with no sickness
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:46 PM
Just updated for anyone that is interested.
We had our scan today and we have one healthy baby measuring exactly to dates with a heartbeat of 144 bpm
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