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Low Beta Hcg

Hello,
I need help from moms who know about beta hcg levels. My question is this. I had an IUI done on feb 4, 2010 and took a blood hcg test today (13 days past IUI). The nurse calles and said my beta HCG level was elavated to 30 and they would check another HCG on friday. I asked her if that level means that I am pregnant, she hesitated and then said yes. Is this level too low? Has anyone else sTARTED OUT THIS LOW? mY SISTER SAID THAT MY hcg SHOULD BE OVER 100 by 14 days past IUI or it is not a good pregnancy and will probally have a miscarrage. I do not think that my hcg will rise to 100 by tomorrow. Help.

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FEB,22,2010 HCG 18DPO WAS 340. YAY. I HAVE MY U/S ON MARCH10,2010. I would like to thank all of you for wounderful thoughts and responces. I got a call from my doctors office today and they said my HCG went up to 77 (15 days past IUI). That is more than double the 30 (13days past IUI). The nurse said everything looks good and that the first test must have caught the pregnancy really early. I have another test on monday. Hopefully good news, since monday is my 38th birthday. Baby dust to all of you. I will let you know my hcg number monday. Thank you

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My HCG level for my 1st pregnancy was in the 20s at the same point you are now. As long as it doubles by friday, you should be fine. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy and healthy baby. My fertility doctor's office was also very cautious and would not tell me I was pregnant until the results of the 2nd test. Good luck!

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My HCG level for my 1st pregnancy was in the 20s at the same point you are now. As long as it doubles by friday, you should be fine. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy and healthy baby. My fertility doctor's office was also very cautious and would not tell me I was pregnant until the results of the 2nd test. Good luck!

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Check out the chart on this page:
http://www.advancedfertility.com/earlypre.htm

They cannot tell you what is happening with just one test. You have to see if the numbers are doubling every 36 to 48 hours. Yes, you are pregnant. 30 is not extremely low for where you are. I'm sure the nurse was trying to be careful. You are hormonal and nervous. Try not to read too much into what anyone says.

Good luck and prayers are sent your way!

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We too had a hard time getting pregnant and after many injections and 5 failed IUI's it finally happened. I am not 17 weeks and am still nervous about losing the baby (although I know my risk is very low now). The important thing is not how high your HCG levels are now but what they are in a couple of days. They should be doubling like the other mom said in 36 to 48 hours. You never know when you actually ovulated so it could really only be 12 days after you ovulated you never know.

As hard as it is try and think positive and don't let anyone dull your shine =) Congrad's and good luck!

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I pray you get good news tomorrow. We tried for 7 years to have another baby and he arrived this past November - even after a failed IVF. I was in the same boat as you were with the low hcg levels. During IVF it came back as 1. Anything below a 5 is considered not pregnant. When I had my 1st blood test for my current son it came back at 12 and I was 2 weeks late!! I thought for sure I was losing him, but they checked it again and it went to 24, then the next number came back at 82.
They had just determined that I must have ovulated extremely late in the month and the cause of such a low number was because I was literally just a couple days pregnant.

I wish you the best of luck - T&P's!

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There is a wide range. The important thing is that it doubles every 48 hours. In my case, it did not turn out well. At 14 dpo I had a 28, then at 17 dpo I had a 79, at 24 dpo I had 1219. They did not rise like the Dr wanted and I had to have a D&C at 9 weeks but the Dr said it quit growing at 7. Having said that does not mean it will happen to you. Try not to let it drive you crazy although I know it will because I have been in your shoes. I've had 4 pregnancies and lost 2 of them. Here is a chart that should help.

7 days 3 weeks 0 to 5
14 days 28 days 3 to 426
21 days 35 days 18 to 7,340
28 days 42 days 1080 to 56,500
35 - 42 days 49 - 56 days 7,650 to 229,000
43 - 64 days 57 - 78 days 25,700 to 288,000
57 - 78 days 79 - 100 days 13,300 to 253,000
17 - 24 weeks 2nd trimester 4060 to 65,400
25 wks to term 3rd trimester 3640 to 117,000
After several days postpartum nonpregnant levels (<5)"

Good luck. I hope for nothing but the best for you. Keep us updated.

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There is nothing you can "do" to change things - so try to relax and know that one number doesn't determine anything - wait to see what tomorrow's lab results say - they should double - time will tell. I know this is soooo emotional for you. Hang in there!!

Hi,
While all things are still possible.....in my IVF experiences (did it five times for two pregnancies), your sister is probably right. My HCG level was 13 at one time and 46 another and, in both cases, there were no viable pregnancies. I believe that is what is usually considered a chemical pregnancy. But with the two pregnancies resulting in babies, my HCG levels were around 145.
Keep the faith. Believe in the future.

As long as your hcg nearly doubles every 48 hours, it is considered a viable pregnancy. I started out with a level of 47 at 13 dpo and am now 19 wks pg today with a healthy baby.

Hope this helps.

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