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    Default High hcg...should I worry.

    Hi. I'm just after a bit of reassurance. I had hcg levels checked at about 10 weeks and they were 312,000. Stupidly, I've googled and I'm now panicking about a molar pregnancy. I know I just need to get a scan but until then I'm wondering if anyone has a similar story or advice? Thanks.
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    What advice did you get with your results? Every time I have had a blood test the doctor has reviewed and I've had the doctor either call me directly or pass on a message with the results themselves.

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    Hi Futuremamma, I also had very high hcg levels. It was apparently 3 times usual levels. This and my age put me in a high risk downs (1/80) category. We opted for a CVS test and thankfully our DS was fine. He's now 21 months old
    OB said my placenta was just doing funny things. I'm sure the high levels were what made me feel so sick.
    I hope you get some answers soon. Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
    What advice did you get with your results? Every time I have had a blood test the doctor has reviewed and I've had the doctor either call me directly or pass on a message with the results themselves.
    I do usually do that but as I'm seeing my midwife on Monday I thought I would just take the results to her. It's circled and says to follow up. Hopefully the midwife can find a heartbeat tomorrow otherwise I'll try get an early scan. Hopefully just needlessly worrying now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    Hi Futuremamma, I also had very high hcg levels. It was apparently 3 times usual levels. This and my age put me in a high risk downs (1/80) category. We opted for a CVS test and thankfully our DS was fine. He's now 21 months old
    OB said my placenta was just doing funny things. I'm sure the high levels were what made me feel so sick.
    I hope you get some answers soon. Best of luck
    Thanks redcorset. I'm glad all was ok for you. Perhaps that's why I've been so sick this pregnancy!

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    Those levels don't seem that high to me for 10 weeks, just a bit about average. Why was your HCG being checked anyway? It's not really relevant after 6 weeks. Am assuming you've had a scan and checked for twins?... If not, get a scan... I don't think you've got anything to worry about at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    Those levels don't seem that high to me for 10 weeks, just a bit about average. Why was your HCG being checked anyway? It's not really relevant after 6 weeks. Am assuming you've had a scan and checked for twins?... If not, get a scan... I don't think you've got anything to worry about at all.
    Thanks Scubagirl. I hadn't had them checked yet and the gp decided to check them as part of my other blood tests. You're right, there's no point really stressing until I have the scan. Thanks

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    I've never been tested that far along but would think that's not that over the top. I had very high HcG too, it is a healthy singleton.

    3 weeks LMP 5 – 50 mIU/ml
    4 weeks LMP 5 – 426 mIU/ml
    5 weeks LMP 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
    6 weeks LMP 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
    7-8 weeks LMP 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
    9-12 weeks LMP 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
    13-16 weeks LMP 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
    17-24 weeks LMP 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
    25-40 weeks LMP 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
    Women who are not pregnant <5.0 mIU/ml
    Women after menopause 9.5 mIU/ml

    ok so it is a bit high, but when you consider it doubles every 24-72 hours and you are doubling such high numbers it isn't crazy high.

    Most women have had dating scans much earlier than this. I highly suspect you have one healthy bub in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I've never been tested that far along but would think that's not that over the top. I had very high HcG too, it is a healthy singleton.

    3 weeks LMP 5 – 50 mIU/ml
    4 weeks LMP 5 – 426 mIU/ml
    5 weeks LMP 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
    6 weeks LMP 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
    7-8 weeks LMP 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
    9-12 weeks LMP 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
    13-16 weeks LMP 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
    17-24 weeks LMP 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
    25-40 weeks LMP 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
    Women who are not pregnant <5.0 mIU/ml
    Women after menopause 9.5 mIU/ml

    ok so it is a bit high, but when you consider it doubles every 24-72 hours and you are doubling such high numbers it isn't crazy high.

    Most women have had dating scans much earlier than this. I highly suspect you have one healthy bub in there.
    Thanks Delirium. Those ranges suggest I'm not much over which makes me feel better. The ones I had from the pathology clinic were lower.


 

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