Faint BFP & low HCG level…any experiences?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I didn’t even get a faint positive until a week after AF was due! Made it to 20 weeks so far and all is going well, so you might not need to worry about it 🙂 

I don’t think home tests will have much change after just a day…I’ve heard it’s best to wait 48+ hours before re-testing. 
Even after I got a faint pos, I used some leftover tests a few days later just to see if it would be darker, but it was hardly any different. The brand I was using might’ve just been crappy, but then again home tests aren’t really sophisticated enough to measure accurate HCG levels, so I wouldn’t let one get you down.
Best wishes!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

This doesn’t really sound abnormal to me, other than I am sort of shocked they did an ultrasound on you when you arent even 4 weeks.  Obviously I can’t tell you that your pregnancy is for sure viable, but I don’t see anything here to indicate it isn’t.  It takes a while for the lines to get darker and it depends on all sorts of factors.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn’t even get a squinter until I was 11-12 dpo.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

atitagain :  The only way to know for sure if your pregnancy is viable is to continue having your blood drawn. As long as your hCG is doubling, and then when you’re far enough along they can do a placement scan.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

atitagain :  Well I think everyone is different. A low hCG this early doesn’t automatically mean something bad. Some people generally just have low hCG and never really get dark test lines.

My first pregnancy I had faint positives. I ended up finding out at a little over 7w it was Ectopic, and my hCG was only 15.

My second pregnancy I again had faint positives a couple days before my missed period. I went in for a blood draw because I started spotting and my hCG was 5. The next day I started bleeding and my hCG was already down to <1. It ended up being Chemical.

Just got my 3rd positive yesterday, two days before AF is due. This time they were instant dark positives. I haven’t been in for a blood draw yet, so I don’t know what my levels are yet.

 EDIT : In my experience, you sort of have to ignore the tone of the nurses and people in the doctors office. For us it’s the most stressful thing ever, but for them we are just another patient. They see this all day everyday and I think are sort of desensitized to how it can be on the other end. After my last pregnancy ended as a Chemical, the nurse told me on the phone I “needed to have at least 2 more before they’ll start to do anything about it”. Honestly it was the most obnoxious thing anyone has said to me, but I do realize that she probably didn’t even realize how insensitive it sounded.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I wouldn’t worry until there was something to worry about.  There’s a chance you’re earlier than you thought you were.  I know I was. I thought I conceived around Thanksgiving turns out I conceived about a week later based on my due date.  So there’s a chance that’s how it is with you.  I got a positive very early on.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

atitagain :  when I was pregnant with my son:

I got my dollar store positive, around 12 dpo? I took a digital (now I know too early) and it was negative. So I was confused.

The next day, the pregnancy test the doctor gave me was actually negative, but blood test level was 28, pregnant- but I didn’t get the result until a few days later.

The next day other pregnancy tests were positive and I stopped testing. I figured as long as I didn’t get my period I was pregnant. 

They never told me to get more blood drawn. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

atitagain :  my hcg was 14 on my first blood draw, I am now 21 weeks ☺️

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