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Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby CarlyRose3 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:20 am

I'm Carly and I'm 25yrs old. My fiance is 28. We've been together for ten years and we've getting married October 12th 2013. We've been TTC for over a year. We started trying in March 2012 with no success. In March 2013 I was referred to a specialist since my cycles were so irregular, ranging anywhere between 35-89 days! So we met with the doctor May 8th and he believed my sole problem was ovulating. So he started me on Letrozole 2.5mg one tab days 3-7 of my cycle. He also gave me progesterone to induce a period. My first cycle was the end of May and I didn't get pregnant. My second cycle was the end of June and I finally got a BFP last Thursday! I took several tests (six in total) all were postive. The Clear Blue said I was 1-2 weeks pregnant. I called my doctor on Monday and went in to get blood drawn. They said they'd have the results by Wednesday so I called yesterday morning and was told the results were positive! The receptionist said she was going to leave it for the doctor to look over then get back to me. Well this am I get a call asking me to come in for another blood draw. When I got there I asked her if this was normal or if my levels were low. She said my doctor thought the levels were "slightly low" and wanted to see if they were increasing or decreasing. I'm just bummed at the thought of them decreasing and potentially losing the baby :(
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Re: Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby mexicanchick718 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:21 pm

Congrats on your BFP. It is very usual for them to do them everyother day. Your horomones are supposed to double thus they need something to compare them to. I had lots of poking parties when i was pregnant. Even after my m/c to make sure they are going down.

I would not be worried. The earlier you are the lower they will be. If you are multiplying like you should everything should be good.
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Re: Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby CarlyRose3 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:47 pm

Thank you so much for your response! I'm really worried. My best friend had a BFP in June 2012 then unfortunately lost the pregnancy at 9 weeks. She ended up getting pregnant 3-4 after the bleeding stopped and now has a one month old son :) but hers was kind of the same. She went to her family doctor who got the results and thought they were slightly low, he did another test and they came up a bit, but then by the third test they'd gone back down and soon after she miscarried. I'm just so emotional since it seems like it's been forever since we started trying and this is the first positive sign we've had that we're actually able to conceive.
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Re: Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby mexicanchick718 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:53 pm

I know exactly what you mean!! I was like only if i could have an u/s every week..haha. My last wk pregnant i just felt off. I went in and i was right. The baby had stopped growing. That same night my m/c started and i spent friday and sat in ER.

When you said 3-4 with your friend was that months?? or weeks?? I just read that you can get pregnant right away after the bleeding stops from a m/c.
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Re: Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby CarlyRose3 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:20 am

Oh sorry! I meant 3-4 DAYS!!! The bleeding stopped on a Monday and she ovulated and got pregnant by the Thursday or Friday. Your body can automatically tell it is no longer pregnant and will release an egg. That was the same for both her mom and her aunt. They both miscarried their first's then within a week both were pregnant again. Of course my friend didn't find out she was pregnant again until she was more than 5 weeks along because she just assumed her period was late due to the m/c. Good luck to you! It can happen at any time! There's no set time when your body will ovulate again
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Re: Finally got a BFP but have slightly low hCG levels?

Postby mexicanchick718 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:46 pm

I told DH what you said and he goes well thats good right?? I said im not sure since i have no idea what i want to do but i guess if it happens it would be for a reason. He wasnt to fond of the idea of using protection..haha.
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