I'm just looking for some advice from people who have experienced slow rising hcg levels and the outcome for their pregnancy. I know that hcg levels should double every 48-72 hours but I'm trying to hang on to some hope although I would like to hear positive and negative outcomes.
I am meant to be 6 weeks pregnant today (25.05). The first day of my LMP was 13th April. I presented at the doctor last Tuesday (17.05) with slight spotting and period like cramps. The spotting was literally about 2 spots of brown blood and then ceased. I have however had cramps that have continued on and off since. My hcg level on Tuesday 17/5 was 2700, then on Friday 20/5 was 3900, then Monday 23/5 was 4900. I am concerned that my hcg levels aren't doubling and am wondering what this could mean? My doctor has scheduled an u/s for this Friday coming (27/5) however I am stressing alot about this and am wondering if it is possible for everything to still be ok or not? My doctor is not being very forthcoming with information and doesn't seem overly concerned however I am not sure if this is just to put my mind at ease. I did have a miscarriage 4 months ago at 6 weeks and I am very concerned that it has happened again. Also I'm wondering if the fact that the bleeding stopped so quickly is a good sign?
I really appreciate any advice or stories you can share on this.