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    Hi,

    I just got my test results back which I did 4 days ago and my HCG level is 4225 and then the reference ranges are as follows

    Gestation H.C.G
    1-2 weeks 50- 500
    2-3 weeks 100 - 5000
    3-4 weeks 500 - 10000
    1-3 months 1000 - 200000

    so my doctor who is hopeless but i am new to the area and no one else will see me, just said you are 2 - 3 weeks but couldn't explain to me why I am not 3 - 4 weeks or 1 - 3 months when I am also in that range. I can't exactly remember when the first day of my last period was because I am so irregular. I know that I definitely haven't had my period for the whole of October which would make me atleast 5 weeks. This is our first child so of course I am freakin out a little about everything but I definitely don't want to get the dates wrong. Where can I go from here. What is normally the next step, an early ultrasound?

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    Default So confused with test results

    My doctor did this, I ended up being 6 weeks ahead of his guesses.

    I still don't understand how it all works lol.

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    HCG varies greatly from person to person and shouldn't be used to gauge how far along you are.
    If you don't know your dates you will need a dating scan. I'd get your GP to give you a referral. Don't ask, demand. You have ever right to a dating scan. Don't let the doctor shrug you off.

    Good luck.

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    I'd absolutely get a dating scan - you don't want confusion in dates when you get to 40 weeks.

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    Thank you all for that info. Can you have a dating scan at any time, don't have to be particular weeks in or not?

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    It's really best to have one before 7-8 weeks to get an accurate date.

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    After the HCG is over 1000 you should be able to see SOMETHING on a dating ultrasound scan. So yes, you can get an US now and it will help you with dating the pregnancy. i'd say with those levels you are between 5 and 6 weeks. You might not see an heartbeat yet but should be able to see a sac, yolk sac and maybe fetal pole.

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    does anyone know if the dating scan is an internal or external ultrasound?

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    If you have it now id say you will need an internal. If you wait a few more weeks you won't need one.


 

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