Post # 1
I believe the rule is a 60% rise in 48 hours is viable but we tested less than 48 hours so now im going crazy with the numbers. please give me your thoughts
at 5 weeks 5 days my levels were 11,396 we drew blood at 7 pm that day. We then drew blood the morning of 6 weeks at around 9 a.m. so approximately like 39 hours later and it was 17,161
does this seem right ?? should I be worried??
Post # 2
Your numbers are high and they are increasing. That is a positive. Relax and enjoy being pregnant, I know it’s hard.
Post # 3
girl im trying. we had a loss earlier this year at 10 weeks so now progesterone is being monitored since we found its a little low, so im just trying to do everything in my control to make it stick 🙁
we never ran numbers with the last pregnancy so the numbers and percentages etc is all new to me
Post # 4
ok so first there isnt a rule- you can’t guarantee anything based on numbers. But they say generally it needs to be 60% over 72 hours. The doubling in 2 days doesn’t necessarily matter. A friend of mine was a less than 40% rise over 72 hours and she has a 2.5 year old now. I’ve been on both sides. My very first pregnancy was 58% in 3 days and it was not viable. Second pregnancy was doubling in less than 2 days and he is 4 now. Third pregnancy was IVF and it was around 60% in just over 2 days. I was having a heart attack but he turns 1 in a couple weeks. All that to say your numbers seem great. They are nearly at 60% and it hasn’t even been 48 hours so that is definitely a good sign. Try to hang in there!
Post # 5
also have they offered you progesterone supplements? That could help.
Post # 6
You can check your numbers against http://www.betabase.info
Also after a certain point, they don’t double but still increase.
Post # 7
oh yeah that is a good point too!
Post # 8
Those numbers look great! I know it’s easier said than done, but try not to worry. My numbers actually decreased at one point – and I just dropped the result of that pregnancy off at my mom’s so my husband and I can have a weekend away 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve had a loss too so I get where you are coming from, but your numbers look good to me.
Post # 10
yes, im on 100mg twice a day so 200mg total
Post # 11
stoppp. that made me tear up. you’re right, numbers can only say so much and even then
Post # 12
jessicaxo11 : I was in your exact same spot with the HCG numbers earlier in this pregnancy (38 weeks!). my idiot doctor basically prepared me for miscarriage when in fact she was wrong about that doubling rule. First of all, 5 weeks 5 days is kind of late to get betas tested. I’ve heard after 10,000 they’re practically invalid. They do not need to double in 48 hours. If you do the math your body would be at like a million HCG when actually it caps off at 250,000. When I pressed the nurse on this she couldn’t even explain. Second of all 11k is really good for 5w!!! My numbers doubled after like four or five days and my little babe looks perfect.
The 48 hour doubling rule is not applicable after a certain point. Rest easy! ! 😃😃
Post # 13
As pp said, once your numbers get to a certain level, the doubling rate slows down, and your numbers are quite high so I think you’re past that point. Once HCG gets to around 10k, you should be able to see a heartbeat on an ultrasound, so ultrasound should be used to determine viability, not HCG. Does your doctor plan to schedule an ultrasound soon?
Post # 14
I know this is an old thread but I’m looking for some support.
I am 6 weeks and been having my beta hcg done every 48 hours for just over a week now. They are increasing at about 45-50% consistently, now at around 1200.
My consultant has told me this pregnancy is not viable and they think I’m having a miscarriage but are baffled because betas are still rising and not tapering off. They have said possible eptopic but after scans they still can’t see anything anywhere (where it should be or where it shouldn’t be).
I had an eptopic 8 years ago and a miscarriage 3 months ago. I really want to hold onto some kind of hope that something magical will happen although deep down I kind of know that it’s not going to happen.
Has anyone got any success from this type of thing or do I just need to accept its not meant to be?
Post # 15
closing zombie thread.
you’re more than welcome to start your own thread