(Closed) how often did you get your hcg tested?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: how often did you get your hcg tested?

    maybe once

    only a couple times throughout my whole pregnancy

    fairly regularly - like every couple weeks


  • Post # 2
    3716 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I never had mine done. Ever.

    I got a positive on a HPT and had an ultrasound a 6w, 7w, and 9w. My doctor said she only checks if she has reason to be concerned.

    Post # 3
    21 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    You should have them done at least twice. a single number doesnt mean anything since the only important aspect of HCG is its dubling time. So they need to do 2 usually after 48 hours of the first. My RE had me do one as soon as I got a positive, then 2 days later, and then a week later. I actually didnt even have as high of hcg level as you at my 5 week test (i think it was around 650) and im now 9.5 weeks pregnant and so far everything is looking great. They dont really care how high the number is as long as it doubled. 

    Post # 4
    4114 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I never had mine done. ever. 

    Post # 5
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    There’s no need for them to check unless something is abnormal and they’re concerned. Many women will never have a beta. Don’t stress about it.

    Post # 6
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Like the PP, I never had mine tested at all. Just a confirmation pregnancy test and that was it.

    Post # 7
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have yet to get my HCG tested.

    Post # 8
    9795 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Well I never had hcg tests done to look at the viability of pregnancy or anything or to check rising levels.  I don’t think they normally do them unless you are having concerns or other risk factors (like you don’t know when you got pregnant or bleeding).

    At your first appointment they do bloodwork which includes an hcg test level but they don’t do followups on that number.

    I also had the penta screen and the hcg level is part of that test.

    But I will tell you I have no idea what my hcg levels ever were, and I don’t think they ever told me.

    Post # 9
    1976 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Another vote for never.

    Post # 10
    9878 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I only had mine tested because I had an early MC previously, and it was only done once (technically two draws, 48 hours apart).

    One # doesn’t really mean anything, you need to see if it’s doubling.

    Post # 11
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Never had mine done. As some PP said, my doctor Would only do it if there was reason for concern. 

    Post # 13
    3695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I ended up in ER at 5 wks and they did an HCG blood test just to make sure I was pregnant.  And I think maybe the first (of many..) times they did bloodwork during my pregnancy HCG was on there.  Not sure why, since it was like 10 weeks, guess they wanted to make sure I was still pregnant?  But definitely not a normal thing, and they never even discussed the results with me except to say it was fine.  

    Post # 14
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Never had mine done.

    Post # 15
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I only had mine tested because I was spotting around 6 weeks. My Ob wanted to do an ultrasound but had to make sure my levels were high enough, otherwise I wouldn’t have had them tested at all. 

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