Pregnancy 35+ Community
High HCG levels
About This Community:

Our Pregnancy Support Forum is for women 35 years and older. This is where you can communicate with other women who share your interest in pregnancy and childbirth issues. This forum is not monitored by medical professionals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

High HCG levels

I had blood drawn to see if there was a chance for DS because of my age. The results came back positive that 1 of 84 births. I was told that wasn't to bad. But my HCG levels are high. Is this something I should worry about? The ultrasounds shows a healthy baby with normal measurements.

My OB says the High HCG levels could mean retardation. Is that true?
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have actually heard that as well, when I was researching what low HCGlevels indicated......  Are you planning on having an amnio?  What weeek are you in?  OH - and how old are you?  And what was your HCG level?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am 20 weeks. Not planning an amnio. I'm 37. HCG levels are 2.38
Blank
290648_tn?1211595446
yes, i heard downsyndrome as well.
here's a helpful link:

http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/1483/hcg.html
Blank
167664_tn?1203976220
Could you give us some more information?  Did you do the NT test?  If so, what was the NT measurement?  How old are you and how far along are you?
Blank
167664_tn?1203976220
so sorry, I didn't see your other comment.  So I know your age and how far along you are.  Still, did you do the NT test?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
what is a NT test?
Blank
161782_tn?1201221532
Hi:

Here's another chart with HCG levels.  stephie4, I'm curious why they would have 5-50 as normal three weeks in a row?  Seems a bit low...

There is such a wide range.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.

http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pfirsttri/0,,midwife_3pt5,00.html
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy 35+ Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
6674791_tn?1396218750
Blank
mckaylas_momma1018
San Tan Valley, AZ
7381903_tn?1391468488
Blank
bumpinbaby1995
8509309_tn?1408091128
Blank
OctoberBaby5
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
feg90
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
libellula
7174950_tn?1406664709
Blank
tishaxx