Low initial HCG results

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Low initial HCG results

Postby witchmagpie » Wed May 13, 2015 7:01 pm

Hi all,

I just received a phone call this morning from my PCP's office that my blood test on 13DPO came back with an HCG of 10. I had been doing HPTs daily until 11DPO when I gave up, so I know I wasn't at a higher HCG prior to 10DPO. I did get my first BFP 14DPO, very faint, but clearly visible so it is at least up to 20. Today I am 15DPO and my HPT is still faint. I know I need to do a follow up HCG quantitative test to see if there is decent doubling, but I have to wait until my doctor is back in the office tomorrow so I can talk to her about scheduling it.

Do any of you know the rate at which low HCG pregnancies go on to become healthy, viable pregnancies? I'm sure a miscarriage is more likely, but I am grasping at straws.

Thanks,

Jenn
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Re: Low initial HCG results

Postby 3-liz » Thu May 14, 2015 2:49 am

I think it's not a matter of quantity but rather if the levels are doubling or not.
You can start low but if your HCGs double in 48hrs it's a good sign!
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Re: Low initial HCG results

Postby enkb » Thu May 14, 2015 9:19 am

I was in the exact same position, total negative at 12 dpo, first faintest of faint positive at 14 dpo, 17 dpo still faint, but my midwife said it was all within the realm of normal and to stop testing and driving myself crazy. I had no spotting or serious cramping and am now6 weeks and doing well. Fingers crossed things go well for you!
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Re: Low initial HCG results

Postby Sumia » Fri May 15, 2015 1:48 pm

You might of ovulated late. That can cause it to reflect low. You wont really know for sure until it doubles or drops unfortunately. My fingers are crossed for you that maybe it was just a late O!
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