Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
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?
Cancel
7 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
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?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I am 20 weeks. Not planning an amnio. I'm 37. HCG levels are 2.38
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
290648 tn?1211595446
yes, i heard downsyndrome as well.
here's a helpful link:

http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/1483/hcg.html
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
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?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
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?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
what is a NT test?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
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
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1386765 tn?1451167937
Blank
renae176, and pb95 commented on renae176's status
23 hrs ago
1386765 tn?1451167937
Blank
Belle313, pb95, and KeeLolo commented on Belle313's status
May 26
4548024 tn?1474842725
Blank
renae176 commented on laureninlove's status
May 25
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources