Hi Ladies. I am 5 weeks pregnant. This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have 1 living child. I got pregnant on my 2nd round of Clomid (50mg). I am beginning to suspect that I might be carrying twins. I wondered if i could get someone's opinion. Here are the resons I think it could be twins:
- Positive over the counter pregnancy test 6 days before missed period. (and i know exactaly when i "o'd" because i was doing OPK's.
- Stonger pregnancy symptoms than in the past
- Was on Clomid
- Twins run in my family (aunts on mom's side are twins....one of the twins had twins.......great grandmother had twins)
- on 8 DPO...the day i had a positive HPT, got HCG level at 8.1 and then 10 dpo, was 35. so, quadrupled.....then on dpo 12 was 65.
- feel a lot of tightining in tummy
- i am overweight
so, the biggest thing that makes me think that i may be having twins is that my preg test positive came so early. does anyone have an opinion on this? i'd be VERY curious to know what people think. I have my first appointment with my doctor on April 8th, which will be 8 weeks.
I am sure the doctor will do an u/s on the 8th with my medical history. I know, i realize that you can get early pregnancy tests, it's just in the past pregnancies....I haven't gotten a positive until about 3 days after missed period and then all of a sudden, i have one 6 days BEFORE missed period. and i also was on clomid and just sort of "feel" like there's something more going on in there...ya know?
i know pretty much nothing about these things, so wanted to get some feedback. :)
It would definitely be exciting if you were to have twins, wouldnt it? You definitely have a higher chance of twins since you were on the clomid but you cant really determine this until you have your US.
What test did you use that gave you a positive at 8 DPO? Picking up an HCG level of less than 10 mIU with a HPT is quite remarkable. Most of the very sensitive tests detect 15 mIU at the minimum. If you used a very sensitive test and had very concentrated urine then this is possible and could be why you detected it so early.
I know, that's what i thought. after i got the positive HPT, i called my dr and did a beta and the beta that same day was 8.1. it was a generic walgreens ept test. basically, the generic version of ept at walgreens. i didn't even use first morning, it was in the afternoon and i had just gone to the bathroom about 30 minutes earlier. that's why i was so surprised. i'm not even sure why i took one, i guess i just had a feeling that it would be positive. literally, 6 days before missed period and only 8 dpo. who knows? could the beta test have been off and i would have had more hcg than they thought?
Betas are usually pretty accurate. I suppose its possible the lab made a mistake (prehaps diluted by a factor of 2 and didnt take this into account when calculating the final number) but that would be pretty uncommon/rare. It would certainly make more sense that at 8 DPO your HCG was more in the realm of ~16 mIU (then at 10 days it was at 35 mIU, then 12 days 65 so the numbers would be increasing in a typical manner). If you HCG was ~16 mIU at 8 DPO a sensitive test would definitely come back positive. Hard to know what happened but its sounds like things are progressing very nicely.
I am pregnant with twins and most of the "symptoms" you have, I didnt have. I dont think that the things you describe indicate a twin pregnancy....
- I took test after I missed my period so I cant comment on taking it early.
- My symptoms were not stronger at the beginning. In my last pregnancy I felt it in my breasts, but this time I didnt. I was equally nauseous and sick in both pregnancies not quite the same symptoms
- I was not on Clomid
- Twins also run in my family - this was the one thing that you and
- I didnt feel any tightening in my tummy.
- i am not overweight
But like the others said, who knows. Maybe you are pregnant with one, maybe with two! If you get an U/S at your first appt, you will know for sure then!
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