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WDYT of these hcg levels?


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#1 pinkblue

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Hi,

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?

#2 3'sACharm

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.


#3 BentoBaby

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!)

#4 pinkblue

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.

#5 jill1972

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!!!



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#6 FourLittleLoves

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.


#7 jules095

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.



#8 newyearbaby

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.

#9 Daisy Goat

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



#10 Feral Madam Mim

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.

#11 usandthem

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.

#12 miaandme

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.

#13 ingrid74

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

#14 pinkblue

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  wub.gif




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