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    Default Very slow rising HCG?

    Hi all, you may remember me from previous threads such as "rapidly rising hcg and behind in dates". Well, turns out that I must have heard my OB incorrectly when she left me a voice mail last Thursday, as it turns out my HCG is not rising too fast, it's actually not rising fast enough

    So, my HCG results were:

    27/3 - 2900 (4+1 weeks)
    2/4 - 5100 (5 weeks)
    7/4 - 6900 (5+5 weeks)

    So not even close to doubling over 5 day periods. My OB said though that HCG is not a reliable indicator of pregnancy viability at this stage, and that it was still rising. So she's getting me in for a scan on Thursday to check progress.

    But, me being impatient and prone to freak out, stress head, worry wort behaviour (even though ib know it didn't help anything) I thought I'd come on here and see if anyone else had similar experiences and what their outcomes were??

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    My DS was an IVF conception but our first HCG was over 1200. When I asked if they would retest after 2 days I was told there was no need as doubling every 48 hours was not so important past 1000.
    Normally you can have a heartbeat scan around 7 weeks which you're not far off so I would hang in there and try to get one of those done instead. As long as it's rising (and your numbers are fantastic btw) I would try to just take it easy as much as possible x

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    Thanks SoReady

    Just bumping for the morning. Anyone else?

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    I had slow rising levels with my third pregnancy - but really slow, as in by 6 weeks they weren't even up to 500. I also had constant bleeding (very, very heavy at CD 32-35 then lighter but never stopped), repeated scans showing nothing until a tiny sac was found at around 7 weeks (after much stress about ectopic risk), which was the same size a week or so later and naturally miscarried at 9w. My 2nd pregnancy was a missed miscarriage where I had 'perfect' doubling levels even after bub had died. So I now have little faith in how much levels can tell you.

    So, very different to your scenario! I would get a scan to put your mind at ease. If it's too early for a heartbeat (it may be able to be picked up via internal at this stage) then get another at 8-9w. Medicare will rebate for as many 1st trimester "dating/viability" scans as you need. From my experience, a scan is the only reliable way to get an idea of what's going on.

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    Sorry to hear of your losses mushy & stretched

    Thank you for your input though, I appreciate it.

    I am booked in for a scan with my OB tomorrow, so we'll see if there's been any progress then I guess. Such a hard wait though!

    She's said we won't bother with any more blood tests as it'll just cause more stress and scans will be a better way to determine what's happening at this stage. Thank goodness, cause I HATE blood tests!!

    24 hours to go now!

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    Best of luck with the scan tomorrow, hopefully everything looks perfect!

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    littlelove how did your scan go?

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    My story was a little similar I guess, my hcg was rising but def not doubling in the 48 hrs they like it too. It resulted in a missed miscarriage for me. I had a d&c when I 'should' have been approx 9 weeks, but was measuring only around 6weeks. I think at the time I had the d&c my hcg levels were at around the 50,000 mark and still rising. I was told this was because the sac was still growing, just the baby had stopped.

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    I had slow rising HCG and it has resulted in a missed Miscarriage.

    I googled it a lot and most people with my numbers/doubling time went on to have healthy babies so I guess I was in the minority. I hope your scan went well!!!


 

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