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    Default slow rising hcg levels but heartbeat detected?

    Hi, this is my first time posting on any forum like this.... This is my 9th pregnancy and I have 2 children 6 and 2 years... This is my 4th pregnancy since January 2014 and according to my dates I am 6 w 3 d today. I have had my hcg monitored and it was doing well 4w was 92, 5 w 1900 then 2 days later only 2200 then 2 days later 4600 then 4 days later only 7800. I went for a transnational ultrasound at obgyn yesterday that detected a heartbeat. I am not sure on heart rate but he said everything looked good. I am wondering what others experiences have been.... In my previous 2 successful pregnancies my hcg always sky rocketed and I ended up having amniocentesis because the blood levels used in the 12 week testing placed my babies in the very high risk for trisomy 21 category ( both were clear when tested). 
    I'm really not sure what to think.... any similar experiences would be great 

       

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    At 5+6 my count was 60000, but for that stage the range is pretty huge. From 5000-50000 from memory, but my count was very high right from the beginning. You are increasing in the 48-72 hours bracket. You would be around 72 hours which is still considered normal. I would be getting more bloods though if i were you as the count is quite low.

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    No experience of that here Op. Just wanted to offer some best wishes and good luck to you for a healthy bub.
    This time is such a waiting game - the first 12 weeks. And not necessarily the best waiting game.
    The positive is you have a heartbeat and the hcg levels are rising.
    All the very best to you Op

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    My levels always tend towards the low side. With my last pregnancy I had levels done at 3+6 (57), 4+6 (1664), 5+6 (9100) and 6+6 (23500). We also saw a heartbeat at 6 and 8 weeks on ultrasound. She's now 9 months old and sleeping on my lap. So low levels don't always mean anything is wrong. And doubling times slow once they reach a certain level. Good luck!

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    I am feeling low tonite I am five weeks and 1 day had two urine tests, the dr asked if I have been feeling run down this is my fifth pregnancy my two precious dds are 7 and 4 and dr wouldn't give me the hcg levels and asked me to do another urine test next week, just want everything to be ok.

    Please send us some good thoughts, thank you in advance.

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    I was always thought that as the levels got higher the rise time was longer.
    I found this online
    Below 1,200 mIU/ml, hCG usually doubles every 48-72 hours
    Between 1,200 and 6,000 mIU/ml serum, the hCG usually takes 72-96 hours to double
    So if this is the case then you wouldn't be doubling every two days. I would go by your scan


 

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