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Hcg level at 5 weeks? LaLaRue Due November 8; TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Tracy, CA, United States 288 posts
20th Dec '11

Hi ladies. Here's the scoop:
Yesterday I had very minimal spotting, only when I wiped. It was brown. Went away after about an hour. Doc said this is normal, and not to worry but had me come in for blood work earlier this morning to check my hcg. (I'm no longer cramping OR spotting, thank God). I'm 5 weeks exactly today and she just e-mailed me and told me my Horomone level is now: 11902. I go back Thursday for more blood work. Is this normal? I've searched but I'm a little confused by all of this. :oops: Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, ladies!
xo

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Dec '11

Almost 12000? No, for 5 weeks that's extremely high.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Dec '11

IMO, it sounds like there is more than one in there.



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Sabrina~SquishyButts 20 kids; El Paso, Texas 46345 posts
20th Dec '11

that's quite a high number, however, the real question about how your HCG is doing is what the number looks like in 2-3 days.
your number should double every 48-72 hours.



My #'s at almost 4 weeks was 14.5 and by 5 1/2 weeks, my numbers were 2,200.



And I bled for 7 weeks at the beginning of this pregnancy, I had a subchorionic hematoma (blood clot in the uterus from where baby attached to the wall)
Doc would always reassure me that if it is brown blood or not bright red, not period like, and not massively cramping/passing clots, then to try not to stress about it. So, good luck, OP.

LaLaRue Due November 8; TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Tracy, CA, United States 288 posts
20th Dec '11

Oh boy. Lol. well, I'm glad they are on the higher end as opposed to the lower! Thank you for the reply and for the chart! Twins do run on my side of the family. I'm a fraternal twin, and my great great grandmother was one as well. I have 2 sets of cousins that are twins, too. My father in law is an identical twin, but I don't think it matters on hubby's side. Thanks for easing my mind.

LaLaRue Due November 8; TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Tracy, CA, United States 288 posts
20th Dec '11
Quoting Sabrina~SquishyButts 26 w:" that's quite a high number, however, the real question about how your HCG is doing is what the number ... [snip!] ... bright red, not period like, and not massively cramping/passing clots, then to try not to stress about it. So, good luck, OP."



thank you so much :)

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19015 posts
status 20th Dec '11

For this prenancy at 5 weeks 4 days they were only 398...However with my 6th at 6 weeks 2 days they were nearly 90,000 lol..BIG difference!!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Dec '11
Quoting **Pregnancy Addiction **:" For this prenancy at 5 weeks 4 days they were only 398...However with my 6th at 6 weeks 2 days they were nearly 90,000 lol..BIG difference!!"


Holy cow! No joke!

Sabrina~SquishyButts 20 kids; El Paso, Texas 46345 posts
20th Dec '11
Quoting LaLaRue:" Oh boy. Lol. well, I'm glad they are on the higher end as opposed to the lower! Thank you for the reply ... [snip!] ... are twins, too. My father in law is an identical twin, but I don't think it matters on hubby's side. Thanks for easing my mind."

yeah, fraternal twins is the one that is a "genetic predisposition" because it's the woman's likelyhood of releasing multiple eggs at ovulation. Identical twins are just surprises, not based on genetics at all.



I was worried about twins this time because I knew that right around the time I got pregnant, I had 3 eggs waiting to be released on my ovaries, the doc had just done an ultrasound days before and saw them. So, I was relieved to find I only had 1, since I am a fraternal twin, and there are fraternal twins all up my family tree.



good luck!

Kenley's Mommy 40 Weeks 1 child; Panama City, Florida 217 posts
20th Dec '11

When I was 5 weeks it was when I found out I was pregnant. The woman on the phone said, "Your level is a 69 which is low so if you're pregnant you're early on."

Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
20th Dec '11

You're due on my Anniversary!

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19015 posts
status 20th Dec '11
Quoting Vindictive:" Holy cow! No joke!"


I knw right..The highest my levels even GOT this pregnancy were 100,100!! which is basically what they were for Josie at 7 weeks lol.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
20th Dec '11
Quoting **Pregnancy Addiction **:" I knw right..The highest my levels even GOT this pregnancy were 100,100!! which is basically what they were for Josie at 7 weeks lol."


That's crazy!!

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16924 posts
20th Dec '11

That's a good level. And just because they are high DOES NOT mean there are twins in there. There is a very wide range of normal and it's not uncommon to have levels outside of the "standard" for a given week of gestation. You can't determine number of babies by beta levels nor by duobling rates as the average range for multiples has a big overlap with the average ranges for singletons as well. I've seen plenty of twin pregnancies with lower levels and slower doubling times than singletons.

And if you want crazy beta levels, mine went from 19 at 8DPO to over 16,000 at 18DPO (4w4d). :shock:

LaLaRue Due November 8; TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Tracy, CA, United States 288 posts
20th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" That's a good level. And just because they are high DOES NOT mean there are twins in there. There is ... [snip!] ... times than singletons. And if you want crazy beta levels, mine went from 19 at 8DPO to over 16,000 at 18DPO (4w4d). :shock:"</blockquote>




Thank you for your response. Holy crap 16,000 at 4w,4d!!