What do beta hcg numbers mean? Are my numbers good?
A nurse from my doctor's office just called me to schedule an u/s because my beta's are very high. At 20 dpo: 2,768 and progest. 12.4, and at 22 dpo beta was 5,393 and progest. was 15.8. I really don't understand all this beta numbers and what they mean. Are those bad numbers I'm getting?
No, they aren't bad at all. In fact they are well on the high side of normal ("ll post a chart for you after this post).
A beta/hcg tests for the hormone hcg which is typically only produced when pregnant. Dr's will often monitor them and what they are looking for is the amount of time it takes them to increase, or double. In a healthy pregnancy, in the early stages, your hcg level typically doubles every 48 to 72 hours. As it get's higher the doubling time slows down, eventually leveling off and even dropping a little bit. HCG levels rising slowly, or dropping are often an indicator of a miscarriage (in the early stages of pregnancy). So congrats, you have a healthy pregnancy! Your numbers are a bit high, but the range of normal is huge as you'll see below. High hcg levels can be an indicator of multiples, although it's certainly not diagnostic.
Here you go. As you can see the level of normal is huge. The number itself is not what's important, but that they are increasing properly, which yours are. I bet they are wondering about twins with you. Good luck!
Beta hCG level chart
hCG levels during pregnancy
(in weeks since last menstrual period)
3 weeks LMP
hi for the two weeks i take crinone 8 and from tuesday there was a little bite of blood can you please tell me what that is and yesterday i took a beta test . i so depres because i dont know what is goinig on please help. I am still waiting for the someone to call to tell me what my beta is
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