Should I be worried about my HCG Levels. I have so many emotions!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1825 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

They don’t always double.  I had two pregnancies, one a missed miscarriage and one my perfectly healthy daughter.  Neither time did my values double.  With the miscarriage, they actually went down.  Obviously I can’t tell you not worry, because in early pregnancy anything can happen. I would ask for them to take another blood draw in like 3 days, and then maybe an ultrasound at 6-7 weeks to look for a heartbeat.  I think the only thing that will ease your worry is seeing the numbers continue to go up or see that little heartbeat flickering.

Post # 3
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My HCG levels did not quite double early on, and I am nearly 28 weeks along now. I would try to relax a bit and think positively unless you have another reason to be concerned. I know it’s diffucult! Good luck! 

Post # 4
7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m kinda surprised your doctor was so doom & gloom about this. As I understand it, as long as HCG is doubling within 72 hours that’s still considered normal, which it looks like yours would be on track to do. This website has more information:

I’m sorry you’re dealing with this stress! 

Post # 6
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The whole “doubling” thing is just a very rough guideline and the development of a pregnancy isn’t always linear so as long as your numbers are increasing in reasonable amounts then I think you’re probably ok.

Post # 8
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

KHane4216 :  doubling needs to happen between 48 and 72 hours in most cases. Not 48 or it’s doomed. With my first pregnancy my numbers didn’t double in 3 days and it was a miscarriage. With my second pregnancy they did double within 2 days and he is 3 now. With my third pregnancy my doubling time ranged from 50 to 56 hours and I’m 39 + 1 now 🙂 there are lots of doubling time calculators on the net you can check out. Try not to worry:)

Post # 9
1556 posts
Bumble bee

KHane4216 :  they look veryyyyy close to double? Did you get the tests at different times of day? I think after 1000 it tends to stop doubling anyway. 

Post # 11
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Similar to what others have said, I read that once hcg reaches 1200 it takes longer than 48 hours to double. 

Post # 12
2768 posts
Sugar bee

After 1200 it can take 48-96 hours to double. It could have increased the rest of the way to the doubled number hours after the test. 

Ask for another draw before the ultrasound if you’re worried. But I wouldn’t be worried. 

There’s an hCG calculator you can put your info in to see how many hours it’s taking to double. 

The one I used, but there are a few:

So it looks like doubling every 69 hours after 1200, which is completely normal from everything I’ve read, and have been told. 

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