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does any one know what level your hcg should be at 12 weeks?
i had a test on friday as i had a bleed and they were around 38500. had another on tuesday and they are around 34000.
doctor said that it means im losing the baby, but i have had no more cramping or bleeding. i would have thought that they would be lower than this if it was ending.
might just be wishful thinking.
:hugs: How scary for you... I'd get it checked again & get an ulrasound too!!!
i had a scan on the day of the bleed and the baby was fine. i have to go back on friday and might get the scan then or up to a week later.
OK, I am no doctor, but dont HCG levels start to drop after 12 weeks, when the placenta takes over maintaining the pregnancy?? I would get a second opinion and ask about that if I were you:)
Good luck with it, I am sure everything wil lbe fine:):hugs:
hey Ffrenchstar, your right i've been googling it, seem you know more than he does.
i've been crying all day because of this, i know well i think i know that my baby is fine.
he wasnt nice about it either he said well youve had m/c's before you know whats going to happen.
when i rang for my results in the morning the sister said i had to speak to the doctor but it looked fine to her.
HCG levels do start to drop from around 12 or 13 weeks, so it's quite possible that you're not m/c.
This page has lots of info: hCG Levels (http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html)
-1 week: hCG level of 0-50 IU/L
1-2 weeks: hCG level of 40 - 1000
3-4 weeks: hCG level of 100 - 4,000
1-2 months: hCG level of 5,000 - 200,000
2-3 months: hCG level of 10,000 - 100,000
2nd trimester: hCG level of 3,000 - 50,000
3rd trimester: hCG level of 1,000 - 50,000
Non-pregnant females: hCG level of < 5.0
Postmenopausal: hCG level of < 9.5
As you can see, there is great variation in hCG levels. It isn't the value that matters in these results, but the change in values. In a viable embryo, doubling generally takes place every 36 hours, although it will start dropping after the 8th week.
here is another person who suffered the same thing http://www.medhelp.org/perl6/maternal/messages/38662.html worth a read;
When a women becomes pregnant her body starts to produce a hormone called hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) This hormone give the positive result on both urine and blood based tests. hCG is produced by the embryo at implantation (when it starts to implant itself into the utering lining.) Implantation occurs 6-10 days after conception. As the embryo grows, the amount of hCG increases and doubles approximately every 2-3 days. The purpose of this hormone is to keep estrogen and progestone levels in proper balance until the placenta is adequately developed. Levels peak at 10 - 12 weeks at a level as high as 300,000 mIU/ml and then drop off.
Average Range of HcG Levels
Pregnant women will vary in levels of HcG within their body at different times. But once HcG levels beginning to build, they should not fall until after 10 - 12 weeks (LMP). A dramatic decline in HcG levels may indicate a miscarriage" and one should consult with their caregiver. The chart below gives an average range of mIU/ml of HcG in pregnant women from 3 - 26 weeks from last menstrual period. Please note that in multiple births HcG levels may raise faster.
An hCG level of less than 5 mIU/ml generally indicates you are not pregnant.
Week from the Last Menstrual Period (LMP) Amount of hCG in mIU/ml
3 5 - 50
4 4 - 426
5 19 - 7,340
6 1,080 - 56,500
7 - 8 7,650 - 229,000
9 - 12 25,700 - 288,000
13 - 16 13,300 - 254,000
17 - 24 4,060 - 165,400
25 - 40 3,640 - 117,000
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Pregnant women usually attain serum concentrations of 10 to 50 mIU in the week following conception. A maximum is reached by the second to third month, followed by a decrease in the third trimester.
Popular HPT's & HcG Sensitivity
thanks everyone, this guy isnt my normal doctor, he was on duty the day i bled and followed up with the tests. i hope he is wrong.
seems my levels are in the normal range.
Good luck Bronny-Jade... Im keeping my fingers crossed for you. :fingerscrossed:
Im keeping my fingers crossed for you. :fingerscrossed:
Me too!:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
i'm shocked the doctor was so rude to you! he could have put it more sensitively, like "it may be nothing to worry about, but we'd like to monitor it anyway" etc. that way you wouldn't be AS stressed out!
best of luck! :fingerscrossed:
from what everyone's said & the articles they've come up with, it should be fine.
but i'll say a prayer for you (& bubs) anyway ;)
i understand know why they were concerned a month ago my levels were 110000.
well got to hear the babys heart beat today. doc said that it all seems well, still have to get checked out in another 2 weeks but im pretty confident now.
Good to hear Bronny-Jade. Will keep my fingers crossed for you still! :fingerscrossed:
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