Post # 1
I’m at 5w5d (based on my own calculations, of course) and am currently waiting for my new OB to contact me with a first appointment. My family doctor ran blood tests on me at 4w5d and my hcg was at 1554. I have no idea at this point when I’ll get more blood tests done, if at all, and it’s bugging me that I have nothing to compare these results with. Did you get tests done semi-regularly, or is that pretty uncommon? I’m wondering if my OB will even bother, since my family doctor sent her all my recent results.
This topic was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by anonybee0810.
Post # 2
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
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
I never had mine done. ever.
Post # 5
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
Like the PP, I never had mine tested at all. Just a confirmation pregnancy test and that was it.
Post # 7
I have yet to get my HCG tested.
Post # 8
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 # 10
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
Never had mine done. As some PP said, my doctor Would only do it if there was reason for concern.
Post # 12
I probably should have specified that I didn’t get that bloodtest to confirm pregnancy or check my levels, I had it due to my ongoing thyroid issues. And they didn’t tell me my numbers, they just gave me my charts to take to the OB which I probably read, ahahaha. Anyway, can’t help the curiousity either way.
Post # 13
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 # 15
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.