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    Default Low free beta hCG and low pappa-a levels at 10 weeks...

    Hi, wondering if anyone can help me here. I am new to this website so sorry if i ramble on.

    I just got back from the Dr and got my results from the triple test. My free beta hCG was 17.4U/L and my Pappa-a was 0.25U/L which he said was on the low side. Has anyone else had any experience with these as he didn't really tell me why or what could happen, and I am very concerned as I had a m/c over a year ago...


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    Yes, I had low papp-A and ended up having to have my DS delivered prematurely at 31 weeks. He was born tiny but perfectly healthy. Having low papp-A can be an indication that your placenta may not function to it's full capacity, which can result in your baby having to be removed from the womb early as it can be a case of 'better out than in'. My DS was not thriving in the womb and the safest choice for us both (I had dreadfully high blood pressure) was to get him out of there. The decision was made after 2 1/2 weeks of daily monitoring in hospital.

    I would ask lots of questions to your ob/gp/midwife so you can find out as much as possible.

    Best of luck with the pregnancy

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    Thanks Moosie..

    I am still really concerned as the hCG levels seem very very low - unless I am reading them wrong...I thought they had to be at least 25U/L for a positive pregnancy test?? And anything under that was negative?? Also, when I had my dating scan the Sonographer didn't say anything was wrong, but when my Dr got the results, it said that the gest. sac was measuring small in relation to the fetal pole..There was a heartbeat though @ 155bpm..But I can't help thinking that this pregnancy won't be viable....

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    Worried- how is your preg going? I too have very small gestation sac and got an extremely low papp-a result of 0.07. I had CVS done today and specialist told me he is certain my baby has abnormalities. I find out tmrw or Monday... Scary and sad stuff.

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    Angenrod,
    I had my 12 week scan a couple of weeks ago and everything looked normal, but I had to wait to get the NT results for a few days which was scary....got them back and they were fine, low risk pregnancy. Hopefully all goes ok from now on. I will relax a bit more when I have my 19 week anatomy scan! Stay positive angenrod, the doctor told me that ALOT of things can give you a result of low papp-a. Let me know how you get on. I hope everything is ok .

    Worried

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    I just got my preliminary result and praise God, so far everything.came back fine. They said they still need to test 10% more for abnormalities but highly unlikely due to result so far. Thank you for replying and I hope we all have positive, healthy babies in our arms soon xx

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    That is fantastic news!! Good to hear. I am very happy for you. I am sure your little bub will be fine! Take care and all the best. x

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    Thank you worried xxxx

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    Default hi angenrod just wondering if your baby was born healthy or not as i have 0.07 pappa



 

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