(Closed) Can you ovulate with HCG in your system from a loss?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

You can but I think I was told you r HCG has to less than 5 for that to happen.  That’s one reason why they say not to have sex until you r HCG goes back to zero because they have trouble determining an old or new pregnancy.  Be careful! 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

According to my RE the next wave of follciles can start to deveplop and grow once HCG is less than 100.  I’m not sure what that means with relation to when a follicle is finally ready to ovulate and if HCG will be 0 by the time that happen though.  The rise in temperature is due to progesterone, not HCG, so I believe pre O temps do indicate that your body recogonizes that it does not need to support a fetus anymore since your corpus luetum has stopped producing progesterone to support the pregnacy.  But all the tissue may not be expelled yet, hence the bleeding and hcg levels.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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tm6173 :  First off, I am so sorry. I am in a similar situation and it’s just freaking awful. To answer your question, I believe it has to be under at least 25 to ovulate. Everyone is different, but I do think it has to be very low in order for your body to give the signal to ovulate. It is the worst waiting for the hcg to drop. It’s bad enough to miscarry but then to have to wait for your body to clear everything out is even worse. 

I found out I was pregnant on Oct. 16th, had bleeding on Oct. 23rd, thought I miscarried and had hcg draws. My levels went from 26 to 21 to 40 and from then on out, it was unfortunately treated as a new pregnancy, which it wasn’t. My levels rose, but not appropriately and got up to 675 but we absolutely couldn’t see anything on the ultrasounds. So it was deemed ectopic and I had the methotrexate shot last week. I was at 293 yesterday and I am hoping for a fast return to zero. But I’m not exactly hopeful since most of what I read is that it can take weeks to get back to normal. It’s depressing having to wait around and not know what my body is doing.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I ovulated with HCG still in my system after our last loss. Similarly to you, I had slowly dropping betas and bleeding for nearly 40 days. On day 25 of bleeding/stopping progesterone after a 4th beta confirmed a non-viable pregnancy, I had an HCG of 31. The following 4 days, I had spotting mixed with a ton of ewcm. My next follow up was a week after the HCG of 31, and I still had HCG of 26 but a 19mm cyst – the nurse originally said it was a leftover CL from the MC cycle, but since it was an IUI I knew that wasn’t possible as I ovulated on the other side. I continued to bleed for 4 days, then nothing for the following 3. I got an acutal period and beta of 0, 40 days after stopping progesterone – which, if that 19mm follicle was a new CL cyst, put my LP at normal range of 10 days.

With that said, I don’t think this is normal – most women won’t ovulate with HCG in their system and also won’t have betas that take 6 weeks to fall from 500 to negative. Just wanted to share my story.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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tm6173 :  Such a roller coaster, right? At least you know you aren’t alone. I hope you have a quick drop from here. When is your next beta?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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tm6173 :  I have my next beta the same day. Let’s be beta buddies. All you can do is hope for the best, right? I’ll check up with you next week. Good luck and let me know if you want to chat. I know how arduous this process is. FX!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

I ovulated 4 weeks exactly after my loss at 21w6d as tracked by temping and OPK’s and had my first cycle start exactly two weeks after that. My HCG levels were not tracked after my loss. I wish they were though as it was such a weird grey area not knowing what was going on with my own body! 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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tm6173 :  Yes, it’s definitely possible. My OBGYN told me you can ovulate once your levels reach less than 500, OR if you have sustained low levels of HCG in your system for an extended period of time. At the end of June we found out at 13w that our baby passed and eventually found out that it was a partial molar pregnancy and I have residual tissue after my D&C. My betas have been coming down SOOO slowly….like, it’s December, and I’m still getting positives. My last draw 4 weeks ago was 856 and my OBGYN put me on the pill until everything resolves because if I were to get pregnant again before shedding the leftover tissue we’d have to terminate – he’s been warning me about this possibility for weeks and making sure I’m taking my pills regularly. It’s a very real possibility. 

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