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On my other post, I mentioned that I was envious of everyone who's OB ordered tests for their beta HCG levels because my OB doesn't typically have those tests done. Several ladies suggested that I call the office and ask to have my levels checked. So I worked up the courage to speak to the nurse at my OB's office (figuring I'd be shot down). Not only was the nurse like, "Sure, no problem,", but she also expressed concern that my cycles were so short (25 to 26 days) and ordered a progesterone level check. I had the blood work done late this afternoon, so it will be tomorrow morning before I can get the results. I'm going back in on Tuesday to have the second beta test.
Praying for good numbers...
Well, I got my numbers back and they were 11,681 for the hcg-beta and 24.2 for the progesterone level. While Hcg number is good, it is elevated. The normal Hcg range for 4 weeks is 3 to 426, and for 5 weeks is 19-7,340. Based on my fertility charting I was at most 5 weeks 0 days at the time the blood test was taken. The OB office left a message on my phone that they would follow up with me on Tuesday, and mentioned possibly doing an ultrasound. I'm now really worried about having a molar pregnancy. I hope everything is okay.
Nolan John turns 2 on 8/28/09 Thank you Jessica for the siggy!
YEAH! That's great that you got a chance to get your levels done. I totally believe in the theory of "you have not because you ask not". You never know unless you ask. Here's to doubling numbers and good levels!
Do multiples run in the family? According to what I've found multiples can boost your HCG as well. There are also caution zones to worry about like being over 40, spotting here and there in early pg etc.