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Is there anyone out there that has or had high levels of HCG (the pregnancy hormone). My levels have come back very high to the concern of my OB. She's asked me to go for an u/s on Monday morning. I asked them why they are concerned and they just said let's wait for the u/s on Monday and we can see what's happening. With that response, I went online to search on hcg and the info says that I could be farther along than I think OR I could be having a Molar Pregnancy (never heard of it till now) OR could be carrying multiples (twins or triplets). Needless to say, I am very anxious and I don't know how I am going to make it to Monday. Has anyone experienced this before, what were your outcomes. Thank you!
Thank you for your response. My first level was 11979; second was 19120 and third was abt 32000 (these were all done 48 hours apart). I am 4 and half weeks and they are saying that these levels are too high for 4 or 5 weeks. I don't think I would be further along than this, that is why this is causing me so much worry.
Your numbers are perfectly fine...no worries at all! Such a range, see below. As long as they are doubling every 48 hours that is all that matters! Many women here have high HCG levels, very normal:
PREGNANCY STATUS SERUM hCG LEVELS
from conception from LMP (mIU/ML or IU/L)
7 days 3 weeks 0 to 5
14 days 28 days 3 to 426
21 days 35 days 18 to 7,340
28 days 42 days 1080 to 56,500
35 - 42 days 49 - 56 days 7,650 to 229,000
43 - 64 days 57 - 78 days 25,700 to 288,000
57 - 78 days 79 - 100 days 13,300 to 253,000
17 - 24 weeks 2nd trimester 4060 to 65,400
25 wks to term 3rd trimester 3640 to 117,000
After several days postpartum nonpregnant levels (<5)"
"Results in Twin Gestation"
"Quanitative serum hCG tests detect multiple pregnancy approximately 9 weeks earlier than ultrasound. One small study (Jovanovic, 1977) found hCG levels in 15 singleton and 9 twin pregnancies were as follows:
DAYS FROM LMP hCG in SINGLTON AVERAGE GESTATION RANGE hCG in AVERAGE TWIN GESTATION RANGE
28 64.7 9.4 to 120 64.7 9.5 to 120
33 450 300 - 600 1,500 200 to 1,800
36 1,500 1,200 - 1,800 19,200 2,400 to 36,000
40 3,600 2,400 - 4,800 58,344 8,700 to 108,000
45 36,000 12,000 - 60,000 126,000 72,000 to 180,000
70 120,000 96,000 - 144,000 414,000 348,000 to 480,000"
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