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HCG level of 1??? JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
11th Oct '13

hi there,

I a on cycle day 24 (roughly 9 days past ovulation) and went for a blood test and it came back wth level of 1, have had these tests before nd it is normally 0, could this mean that the HCG is just sarting to rise? hs anyone had this before and turned out pregnant??

Peter Pan Due February 18; Japan 774 posts
11th Oct '13

An HCG level of 5 or below is considered not pregnant

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
15th Oct '13

thanks but that is not exactly the question i had! i was asking if anyone had ever had a level that low and turned out to be pregnant (in other words, just had blood test too early)

as it turns out i am pregnant, so my levels where just starting to rise that day, so a lesson for all: a level of 1 could mean something and that you are just testing too early!

Mommy to Tristan & Aria 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Dundee, Kentucky 622 posts
15th Oct '13

If its normally 0 and you had it done and came back at 1 i would guess its just super early and you're pregnant :)

Mommy to Tristan & Aria 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Dundee, Kentucky 622 posts
15th Oct '13

Oh whoops I just saw your post lol Congratulations!!!!

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
15th Oct '13

haha thanks, yeah amazing how levels rise SO fast! friday was 1 and by sunday i was testing positive on urine tests at home!

Mommy to Tristan & Aria 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Dundee, Kentucky 622 posts
15th Oct '13

Those home tests are addicting. I was taking them 2 days before I got my bfp and everyone in my thread was like I SEE IT and I just didn't see it no matter how hard I looked at it..then the night before I got my bfp I just had a gut feeling i really was prego and the next morning it was clear as day! Nothing gets better than seeing that second line when youre ttc!

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
16th Oct '13

defenently! when are you due?

Mommy to Tristan & Aria 2 kids; 5 angel babies; Dundee, Kentucky 622 posts
16th Oct '13

April 15th! But my doc is talking about me needing a csection so she said probably around april 1st :/ What about you?

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
16th Oct '13

Think due roughly 25 June.but wll most like aso have a csec, s then probably te 10th or so.I hvent gone fr 1st appointment yet,only going in 4 weeks time!going to go slow!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
status 17th Oct '13

Quoting JF baby on board:
thanks but that is not exactly the question i had! i was asking if anyone had ever had a level that low and turned out to be pregnant (in other words, just had blood test too early)

as it turns out i am pregnant, so my levels where just starting to rise that day, so a lesson for all: a level of 1 could mean something and that you are just testing too early!



There's actually a theory about that in relation to the differences in HCG levels in pregnancy. Some theorize that women with higher levels had already started out closer to 5 before implantation and women with lower HCG levels started out closer to 0, like you. This would somewhat explain how HCG levels can vary by so much from pregnancy to pregnancy. An HCG level of 5 doesn't seem like a lot but it can give a head start over someone with 0 HCG by about a week, which can be a pretty big difference when you're talking about doubling (btw those that start at 0 are no less healthy than those that start out at 5). For example if you start out at 0 your levels should be around 30 at four weeks, but starting at 5 your levels would be close to 700 at the same gestation. I just thought it was interesting!

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
17th Oct '13

well hd my hg levels checked yesterday at 4weeks and 1day and they where 171.which seems pritty average and in the bracket?!I just at people to know wo are ttc,that if u get ANY lvel at l on your hcg result really cud mean you re preggies,even though the lab says negative! my hcg levels are normally O,so just knew something was up with level 1! was only on day 9dpo,so made sense to me only started then! hoping my story gives people hope!

JF baby on board 17 kids; South Africa 856 posts
17th Oct '13

Quoting JF baby on board:
well hd my hg levels checked yesterday at 4weeks and 1day and they where 171.which seems pritty average and in the bracket?!I just at people to know wo are ttc,that if u get ANY lvel at l on your hcg result really cud mean you re preggies,even though the lab says negative! my hcg levels are normally O,so just knew something was up with level 1! was only on day 9dpo,so made sense to me only started then! hoping my story gives people hope!



Please excuse my damn spelling-typing from my cellphone,and if I type fast then it skips letters.so gota type like a snail to get all in! LOL