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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a bit of reasurance about my low HCG levels.

    I got my BFP on the 9/11 after having my second IUI. Yay!
    I got a blood test the day after and my HCG was 58 at 14dpiui.
    On 18dpiui it was 266, so it had taken 42 hours to double.
    Yesterday, at 26dpiui my hcg was at 1776. It's now taken 70 hours to double, but has gone up just over 60% in 48 hours.

    My clinic is telling me everything about this is fine. Most things I've read on the internet seem to say the same thing.
    But I can't help but worry, especially when read about lots of women with HCG numbers up in the 10s of thousands.

    Has anyone here had similar numbers and gone on to have successful pregnancies???
    I'd love to be more relaxed, as I'm sure it's better for me, but I can't really help it!

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    I don't have as many numbers to compare it to but I always have low HCG numbers. With my current pregnancy at 14dpo it was 33, two days later 70. It went up but only just doubled (I can't remember numbers after that). But in all of my pregnancies I've never had a hcg number in the thousands and I have two healthy children and I'm almost 32 weeks.

    It's still rising which is good so try not to stress yourself too much.
    Goodluck

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    Thanks, it is comforting to hear that other people have been in the same boat and everything has turned out alright.

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    As long as it's still rising then that is a good sign.

    This pregnancy my hcg at 5 weeks (so 21dpo) was 77. Really low, and was slow to rise but here I am due any day now.

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    The fact that it's rising is the main thing. With my first pregnancy my levels were quite low at the beginning, I can't remember any numbers tho sorry. The gp sent me for another set of bloods to check if they had risen as she was worried. They had gone up slightly (not much from what I remember) and I've currently got a very healthy almost 3year old sitting next to me now. Try not to stress as long as they are going up that's what matters.

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    I felt like I needed to come and update this post. When I was having questions about my hcg levels I kept reading stuff on the internet, but most of the time, I could never see if everything worked out okay or not.
    Unfortunately for me, everything did not. I got a blood test another week after the last one I mentioned and found my hcg was at 2587. It had not doubled over the week, but my FS was not concerned and didn't order any more blood tests.
    I had a scan at 7 weeks and 5 days which showed a small, but healthy baby - it was measuring at 6 weeks 6 days, but still my FS was not worried. I was thrilled and certain this meant everything was going to be okay.
    Unfortunately though, I miscarried two days later right on 8 weeks. I am devastated.

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    Really sorry to hear that, especially given u had a scan and were reassured things were ok. It sucks and will take some time to deal with the shock and disappointment. It is so exhausting wondering everyday if it is going to turn out ok when u have doubts with a pregnancy. Even worse when those doubts and fears turn into reality. Be patient and kind to yourself and allow yourself space to grieve. Thinking of u xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel00 View Post
    I felt like I needed to come and update this post. When I was having questions about my hcg levels I kept reading stuff on the internet, but most of the time, I could never see if everything worked out okay or not.
    Unfortunately for me, everything did not. I got a blood test another week after the last one I mentioned and found my hcg was at 2587. It had not doubled over the week, but my FS was not concerned and didn't order any more blood tests.
    I had a scan at 7 weeks and 5 days which showed a small, but healthy baby - it was measuring at 6 weeks 6 days, but still my FS was not worried. I was thrilled and certain this meant everything was going to be okay.
    Unfortunately though, I miscarried two days later right on 8 weeks. I am devastated.
    So sorry at @kell00 im in the same boat right now. I got a BFP 10dp5dt Bloods @14dp5dt were 91 (weak positive) This was Friday just gone. That same night i started spotting brown but only when i wiped This has continued with a mix of brown pink and red the color changes up. And my follow up bloods today were only 110. So i know its definately not good but we just arent sure whats happening at the moment so more bloods on Wed. Doc said it could either be miscarrying or ectopic. I really dont want it to be ectopic.

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    Sorry to hear you are going through the same thing.
    It truely is heartbreaking to go from the excitement of a BFP, to realising you are going to have to go through TTC again.
    Although it is hard to go through at any stage, I am at least thankful that I did not have a missed miscarriage and go on believing for weeks more that everything was okay. I think that would be even harder to bear.
    I hope for your sake it is not ectopic. Hopefully you can have a scan soon to rule that out.
    Look after yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel00 View Post
    I felt like I needed to come and update this post. When I was having questions about my hcg levels I kept reading stuff on the internet, but most of the time, I could never see if everything worked out okay or not.
    Unfortunately for me, everything did not. I got a blood test another week after the last one I mentioned and found my hcg was at 2587. It had not doubled over the week, but my FS was not concerned and didn't order any more blood tests.
    I had a scan at 7 weeks and 5 days which showed a small, but healthy baby - it was measuring at 6 weeks 6 days, but still my FS was not worried. I was thrilled and certain this meant everything was going to be okay.
    Unfortunately though, I miscarried two days later right on 8 weeks. I am devastated.
    I'm so sorry that you've gone through this. I just wanted to share that I've been through the hcg hellish roller coaster and I know how awful it it.
    I got pregnant with iui in Jan and things were going well until 4 weeks in when hcg levels slowed down - I was desperately trying to find happy endings - and found a few - but my fertility specialist was pretty brutal and told me at 6 weeks I would miscarry within a fortnight. I actually didn't, had a good scan at 8 weeks but lost the pregnancy at 11 weeks. The whole thing was devastating, but my partner and I took a month off, went for another iui in April and low and behold, I'm due in January.

    It won't always feel this awful, but do be kind to yourself and allow yourself space and time to heal. Wishing you recovery xx


 

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