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hCG levels and Pregnancy

Updated on September 7, 2014
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hCG levels and the First Trimester of Pregnancy

As a result of my first and second misdiagnosed miscarriages as well as my work on the Misdiagnosed Miscarriage site, I receive messages from women daily asking how they might know if they are misdiagnosed as well.

Many of the questions I receive center around hCG levels and the importance of these levels. I am not a medical professional but have done a bit of research and would like to share with you what I have learned.

I believe every woman deserves to have no doubt before having her pregnancy ended.

I am not a medical professional. The information I share is meant to supplement the information given you by your doctor. If you feel your doctor is not doing enough for you or not willing to listen to your concerns, I strongly encourage you to take what you've learned here and get a second opinion.

So, You Want to Know about hCG?

So what is that stuff?

You're newly pregnant and keep hearing people bat around this hCG word. So, what is it? Well, hCG is just a quicker way of saying human chorionic gonadotropin. This hormone produced by the placenta, released into mom's bloodstream, is usually first detected eight to fourteen days after conception. When you get that infamous second line on your HPT (home pregnancy test), yep, that is the hCG doing its thing.

Well, How do I know I'm Pregnant?

Putting that hCG hormone to work?

If your doctor takes blood to test of hCG, you'll know you are pregnant if they say your levels are five or higher. If your levels are below 5, you are not considered to be pregnant.

I Might Be Pregnant!

Which HPT should I use?

If you are possibly pregnant and just cannot wait another day to find out, check out this site: hCG Levels and HPTs You'll find some tests are more sensitive to hCG than others. If you believe you have conceived and you are not due for your period yet, you'll want to take a more sensitive test.

WARNING ON SENSITIVE HPTs: Unfortunately, with the advent of sensitive HPTs, many women are realizing they are having early pregnancies. Prior to these HPTs, women just assumed they were having their period. Now, if a woman gets an early positive and then starts bleeding around the time of her period, she'll know she may be miscarrying.

Are hCG levels REALLY supposed to double every 48 Hours?

The quick answer is a hearty NO!

You are going to hear from so many people that your levels are supposed to double every 48 hours if this is a viable pregnancy.
This is just not true.
Sure, your levels may double in that amount of time but chances are good that they will not and this is okay too.

For more on doubling times, see the FAQ below.

hCG Doubling Poll

Did you know that hCG numbers do not have to double every 48 hours to be normal?

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"hCG level will double every 48 - 72 hours. As you get further along in pregnancy and the hCG level gets higher, the time it takes to double can increase to about every 96 hours."

— American Pregnancy Association

**New Poll**

Do you know anybody who has had non-doubling hCG levels and been just fine?

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FAQ

Some of the most common questions I encounter.

Should HCG levels double every 48 hours during early pregnancy?

Generally, HCG levels double every two to three days in the beginning stages of pregnancy for approximately 80% of viable pregnancies. This means that roughly one out of five women will see levels doubling at a slower rate and their pregnancies are just fine.

What are considered normal doubling times early in pregnancy?

If your hCG levels are below 1,200, they can take 48 to 72 hours.

If your hCG levels are 1,200 to 6,000, they can typically take up to 96 hours to double.

If your hCG levels are above 6,000, your levels may take 96 hours (four days!) or more to double and still be perfectly normal.

When do HCG levels normally start to decline?

HCG levels will generally taper off and start to decline from about week eight and are no longer considered a good indicator of pregnancy outcome.

What HCG levels are normal before they start to decline?

According to HCG charts, at about eight weeks, levels above 10,000 mIU/ML are considered within normal range and may start to decline. A number of 'normal', healthy pregnancies are at the low end of the HCG spectrum.

What do low HCG levels combined with a slow rise in numbers mean?

If you have low HCG levels and your numbers are very slowly rising, you may be facing an impending miscarriage however some pregnancies with low HCG numbers and slow rising do go on to full-term.

At what HCG level should a woman be able to see her baby via ultrasound?

Normally, ultrasound techs expect to see a baby when levels are more than 5000 mIU/ML. Newer guidelines suggest the gestational sac size is more important. Once the sac reaches 25mm, a doctor should wait one week for a follow-up ultrasound to verify. Keep in mind, numerous explanations may explain why the baby cannot yet be seen. I hear from women weekly who did not see their babies before eight or nine weeks.

More FAQ

Because we really do have a lot of questions about hCG

So, why can't my baby be seen if my HCG levels are high enough?

Some women have been unable to see their babies despite the fact that their levels are upwards of 100,000 mIU/ML. Some women who are candidates for 'hidden babies' are women who have a tilted uterus or some uterine abnormality such as a bicornuate uterus.

How do I know if I have a tilted uterus?

According to the MayoClinic*, a tilted or tipped uterus "refers to a uterus that's tipped backward (retroverted) instead of normally forward on the cervix. According to Bioscience.org**, roughly 1 in 2 women will have a tilted uterus if they've had endometriosis and for all other women, your chances of a tilted uterus is about 1 in 5. Other sites say nearly 1 in 3 women have a tilted uterus. Your ob/gyn or ultrasound tech should be able to tell you if your uterus is retroverted.

How do I know if I have a uterine abnormality?

Some women with bicornuate uteruses are able to see their heart-shaped uteruses with an ultrasound. Some bicornuate uteruses and other abnormalities are not detectable without actually being able to look first-hand at the uterus (i.e. during a c-section) and, therefore, many women do not even realize they have this abnormality. If your mother took DES, a common synthetic estrogen medication used for almost 40 years until the early 1970s, you are a strong candidate for uterine abnormalities. If your mother took a medication to combat morning sickness during that time, you may very well have some uterine abnormalities and should let your ob/gyn know.

Have You Been Misdiagnosed?

Misdiagnosed Miscarriages are fairly common. Many women are misdiagnosed simply because their numbers were rising normally and not doubling quickly. Sometimes they are given little hope and even turn down the D&C. Each and every misdiagnosed story provides comfort to women who are going through their own miscarriage scare. Your story will help women. Please consider taking the time to share your story at The Misdiagnosed Miscarriage website. Thank you!

Important New Guidelines for Diagnosing a Miscarriage

The UK is the first to acknowledge that misdiagnosed miscarriages are indeed a problem. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has revised its guidelines. If your gestational sac is more than 25mm and/or the CRL is 7mm or more, you should wait a week to verify (if there are no complications). If the measurements are less, you are too early to diagnose. For more information (and something to take to your doctor), please, see my new page:

New Blighted Ovum Guidelines! You ARE Being Diagnosed Too Soon!

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      Kay 6 days ago

      (((hugs))) to you. Not sure what is happening. I'm glad to hear you are getting a second opinion.

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      Linda 8 days ago

      I am going though a hard pregnancy .. I have a bicornuate uterus and well sadly i have been told im haveing a miscarriage. At 8 weeks i was told they could not see the heart beet. I still had hope that maybe the baby was hiding its heart beet some how.. Then i started to bleed about as much as i would on a period with some pain.. My hcg started yo drop.. But all this reading im doing is still giveing me hope.. I still feel life in there. But the doc i had would not give me another ultrasound.. I found a new doc nd scheduled for one next week.. Is yhere really any hope.. Has this happend to anyo e befor?

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      Kmeek 14 months ago

      Hello ladies. This is my second pregnancy. .you first daughter is almost 8. After almost a year of trying I finally got a positive results!! But then it took a turn. June 11th-15 I had my normal 5 day period, that next Tuesday I started bleeding red blood but it never got on my underwear. This continued until Saturday night. I scheduled an appointment to see why this weird period was happening. Friday June 24 I go in and they do a blood test -positive and my hcg levels being 80. I cry out of excitement. I go back Monday June 27 and my levels were 65 and now. Miscarriage is being thrown around and pretty much being runless out. Tuesday night I go for an ultrasound and nothing is seen but there is suspicious fluid in the lower part of my uterus. Wednesday is go back and levels are 59. More miscarriage talk is rolled out but I have no more bleeding, cramping or anything. I go back tomorrow morning for more levels. Anyone experience this

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      sarita 3 years ago from Hisar

      I will surely refer this to my friend who is pregnant.

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      durrob 4 years ago

      You have some great information on pregnancy, I will give it a thumbs up.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great lens. I just found out I was pregnant last week 4 days before my missed period. I've been nervous because I know taking early pregnancy tests can end in heartbreak since chemical pregnancies are so common. I've been taking a pregnancy test everyday at the same time after holding my urine for the same amount of time. The line keeps getting a little darker everyday and that's been reassuring me though I may be putting stock into something that doesn't mean anything, I'm not sure... I'm now 2 days late so hopefully things will be okay. I've had two successful pregnancies and no miscarriages but I'm afraid since they're so common that I'm up for one. I always worry a lot with my pregnancies. Blessed!

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      cherry-milanda 4 years ago

      I had a miscarriage at 28 and miraculously got pregnant two years later.Thanks to a useful ebook which works well on me. It is shown in:psprite.com/recommended/pregnancy-miraclealong with a pretty good guidebook. Hope it helps.Thanks,CherryM

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some information that would be great to add is the information and new studies about the varient HCG and also the beta core fragments on HCG which can give false negatives for HCG testing both with the urine home pregnancy tests as well as the beta blood Hcg. Here are some links to these studies...you can have normal Hcg levels not picked up on the regular tests and they do not have current test that checks for these varients and fragmented Hcg's giving a false negative or false level. Also at the moment of conception your embryo can produce H-hcg BEFORE implantation takes place and a women could have a positive followed by bleeding think she had a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy and still end up being pregnant as it may have been implanting and transition as the H-Hcg lowers and the Hcg raises...I want to post the links to the studdies but the site does not allow it because the links look like spam so google search...False-Negative Results in Point-of-Care Qualitative HumanChorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Devices Due to ExcesshCG Core Fragment and False-Negative Results in Qualitative hCG DevicesDue to Excess hCG Beta Core FragmentSince alot of the determination as to where you are developing normally is based on your Hcg levels it's sad to realize that alot of the levels can be completely inaccurate since the levels being tested may not be taking into account all the possible forms of Hcg a women's body can produce. Not to mention it can also misdiagnosed pregnancies!!

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      katespade 5 years ago

      Pregnancy symptoms following tubal reversal surgery are very common. The body has been repaired and now is adjusting to being as it was before the tubal ligation.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I was told that I am 6 week pregnant. I had hcg levels of 40,332 on my first blood work and then 2 days later I had 47,000. Is there anyway that I could be 10-13 weeks pregnant with numbers like this? I was told it should be doubling and it didn't so now I am worried. Please help.

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      colynda-egan 5 years ago

      HI my name is Colynda otherwise known as CoCo & I have had a very confusing few weeks ...... Ok for starters on May18 ,2012 I took 2 @ home pregnancy tests & both came back positive , on the 19th I went to the ER cuz I was having a lot of cramping ... The Dr gave me a test & it cam back negative so they wanted to take me strait into ex-ray ... My gut was telling mey were wrong so I walked out on them .. They did draw some blood but NEVER checked my hcg !! So I waited a few days & then took 3 more @ home tests & still they came back positive !! On the 24th I went to the walk in clinic because I was convinced I was pregnant & also was having some pains in my mid left back area so thought I could be getting a kiddney infection ! Well they gave me a pregnancy test & finaly it came back positive but no sighns of a kiddney infection ...... they sent back up to the hospital to have my hcg levels done .. they came back @ 107.61 ... the ob there called & said she wanted to keep an eye on my levels for a few days so I went back in on the 26th my levels were @ 164.39 , then had them done again on the 28th they were @ 247.. The ob called me yeserday on the 29th & told me that my levels are NOT going up like should & that they are supposed to double every 2 days .. she said she suspects an ectopic pregnancy ... & wanted me to come in right then & terminate my pregnany .. When i told her I would rather wait she got very snippy & rude with me & basicaly told terminate it or possibly die :( I still said I wanted to wait !!! It has not even been confirmed that it is an ectopic pregnancy , she is only going by my hcg levels & is basically telling me to terminat my pregnancy because my levels are not where she would like to see them !! I do have a history of miscairrages & am aware that miscarriage is BIG possibility , by why make a decision like that when it is still so early in the prenancy ! Also with the research that I have done & other docters I have talked to hcg levels double every 48 -72 hrs & technically with the math that I have done OVER & OVER my levels more than doubled in 72 !! She did not even offer any kind of further testing or anything to confirm that it is Ectopic .. Just wants to terminate off of assumption !! I am such a mess right now I can't think strait !! Is there any advice you could give me on this ! I did make an apt w/ my original OB but they can't get me in until June 12 .. Would it be safe to wait that long ??? I am going in today May 30 for another hcg test , but if they are still not to her liking she is still going to want to terminate ! I am not having ANY PAINS what so ever besides the occasional cramping .. Any insite on this would be greatly appreciated !! Thanx so much !!

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      colynda-egan 5 years ago

      HI my name is Colynda otherwise known as CoCo & I have had a very confusing few weeks ...... Ok for starters on May18 ,2012 I took 2 @ home pregnancy tests & both came back positive , on the 19th I went to the ER cuz I was having a lot of cramping ... The Dr gave me a test & it cam back negative so they wanted to take me strait into ex-ray ... My gut was telling mey were wrong so I walked out on them .. They did draw some blood but NEVER checked my hcg !! So I waited a few days & then took 3 more @ home tests & still they came back positive !! On the 24th I went to the walk in clinic because I was convinced I was pregnant & also was having some pains in my mid left back area so thought I could be getting a kiddney infection ! Well they gave me a pregnancy test & finaly it came back positive but no sighns of a kiddney infection ...... they sent back up to the hospital to have my hcg levels done .. they came back @ 107.61 ... the ob there called & said she wanted to keep an eye on my levels for a few days so I went back in on the 26th my levels were @ 164.39 , then had them done again on the 28th they were @ 247.. The ob called me yeserday on the 29th & told me that my levels are NOT going up like should & that they are supposed to double every 2 days .. she said she suspects an ectopic pregnancy ... & wanted me to come in right then & terminate my pregnany .. When i told her I would rather wait she got very snippy & rude with me & basicaly told terminate it or possibly die :( I still said I wanted to wait !!! It has not even been confirmed that it is an ectopic pregnancy , she is only going by my hcg levels & is basically telling me to terminat my pregnancy because my levels are not where she would like to see them !! I do have a history of miscairrages & am aware that miscarriage is BIG possibility , by why make a decision like that when it is still so early in the prenancy ! Also with the research that I have done & other docters I have talked to hcg levels double every 48 -72 hrs & technically with the math that I have done OVER & OVER my levels more than doubled in 72 !! She did not even offer any kind of further testing or anything to confirm that it is Ectopic .. Just wants to terminate off of assumption !! I am such a mess right now I can't think strait !! Is there any advice you could give me on this ! I did make an apt w/ my original OB but they can't get me in until June 12 .. Would it be safe to wait that long ??? I am going in today May 30 for another hcg test , but if they are still not to her liking she is still going to want to terminate ! I am not having ANY PAINS what so ever besides the occasional cramping .. Any insite on this would be greatly appreciated !! Thanx so much !!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I had a chemical pregnancy for my third. That means that the egg was fertilized but failed to implant. :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I went to the emergency room because they thought I had a seizure the doctor said I had an hcg of 9 and he believed I was pregnant however I've taken 3 pregnancy test at home and all 3 are negative. is there something else that could cause an hcg level of 9 other than pregnancy? also how accurate are blood tests

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      That would be terrible to have been told that you had a miscarriage, but not actually having one. It's nice to have someone giving information out to people in need, thanks so much :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am 10 1/2 weeks pregnant , when I first went to the doctor my hcg levels were 15000 . Then a week later they had dropped to 5000 some . Last night I started bleeding .. Juss like having a period . I went to the Er & my levels had dropped again down to 4500 .. I have a blood clotting disorder & and I'm scared ima lose my bby . Is there any thing I can do .?

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      sarita 5 years ago from Hisar

      Good job done...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I took a pregnancy test that said positive then started bleeding a few days later. I went to the ER and they said my HCG's were only an 8. They said it could be a miscarriage and the didnt see anything on the u/s.I'm so scared that I have had a m/c cause I want this baby so bad.I went to my ob yesterday and I am waiting for the blood work to come back... I go back tomorrow for my to talk to the doctors about my levels.... I'm hoping and praying they are wrong and it was just early... When I was bleeding there was cloths but nothing that look like tissue... I didnt have any bad cramping or back pain.... Could they be wrong?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi i want to share my story with you! I am supposed to be 6 to 7 weeks pregnant! I went to my dr. Monday, March 12, 2012 with a hcg blood level (1.284 mUI/ML) done March 7, 2012! The dr couldn't see anthg through abdominal u/s, so he did a vaginal one which showed a very small sac! He was concerned and said the baby was too small for his excpected age! I was so sad, he asked me to repeat my hcg blood test! March 13, 2012 (hcg level was 2.357) and March 15, 2012 (hcg level was 2.523). It is a very slow rise! They scheduled an u/s appointment tomorrow morning. I am so scared and excpecting bad things coz i know that hcg level should rise quickly if not duplicating every 48 hours. I am worried of having a "blighted ovum". Please advise! Is it normal what i m passing through or should i worry?? I can't wait for tomorrow to find out. P.S. : I only have sore breasts and frequent urinations as pregnancy symptoms, nothing else! Thank you!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello!!! I just wanted to share with you, hoping it's not too late in the matter. I have had 3 miscarriages and I have done a LOT of research. What I can tell you about the rise in numbers is that in SOME cases, when your numbers are jumping sky high pretty quickly, it can usually mean twins. Doctors usually have a hard time understanding hcg numbers at first when its twins. In your case, you have to be especially careful if you've ever had an ectopic pregnancy. People who've had them are more likely to have them again (tubal). I do not say anything to scare you, but rather to say there is hope that it might just be two blessings at once rather than the flip side. But still see what your doctor thinks is best. If you feel pressured by your doctor to end your pregnancy and you feel like you need a second opinion, TRUST YOUR HEART. I was pressured to end my first when they feared (but never proved) that I might have had a tubal pregnancy. I just had my third miscarriage and we are still trying to find out why. All I can say is keep your chin up. Yo're not alone. I'm praying for you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I was pregnant last year july 2011 and had a missed misscarriage at 12 weeks the baby had died the heart had stopped beating and had an op to remove the baby... I was so scared to ever get pregnant again :( after that eventually I got my confidance back up by decemeber. And fell pregnant very quicky untill on new years eve seen blood and had pain they did hcg I was 341. Then 48hours I was 382 then another 2days I'd gone up to 481 they then scanned me and found no baby as I told them was 2 early anyhw then they diognosed me with a live ectopic so riseing hormones that don't double aint always a misscarriage or failing pregnancy... I had keyhole surgury on the 6thjan 2012 for an ectopic pregnancy and they took my left tube out and said my right one is healthy but I proberly won't conceive again very easly like I did before as I only have 1 tube.....I felt so heartbroke and sad it just wasn't my year these 2 losses plus now my tube :(.... My period was due post op had all symptoms and it never came did a preg test on feb 8th was neg so jus waited again for the period then I did another test on the 12th which came back positive I was in shock how can oi be pregnant 37 days post op for an ectopic I then got really bad pains shoulder pains that night and was sent an ambulance they told me suspected ectopic due to a recent one... They took my hcg it was 707 and proestrion level was 60 so far they said its reasureing a scan seen nothing tho other then my womb was thicker then average ? 36hours later my hcg went upto 2155? They said they wanted it to go up by 60-100% but mine had trippled to an amout that a 2weeks pregnancy shudnt be ??? Am confused got to go back again on sat for another hcg test this will be a 3day gap.if anyone has had simaler happen and could explain the recent hcg rise could you email me on chanlosse2@hotmail.com thank u sarah

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I was pregnant last year july 2011 and had a missed misscarriage at 12 weeks the baby had died the heart had stopped beating and had an op to remove the baby... I was so scared to ever get pregnant again :( after that eventually I got my confidance back up by decemeber. And fell pregnant very quicky untill on new years eve seen blood and had pain they did hcg I was 341. Then 48hours I was 382 then another 2days I'd gone up to 481 they then scanned me and found no baby as I told them was 2 early anyhw then they diognosed me with a live ectopic so riseing hormones that don't double aint always a misscarriage or failing pregnancy... I had keyhole surgury on the 6thjan 2012 for an ectopic pregnancy and they took my left tube out and said my right one is healthy but I proberly won't conceive again very easly like I did before as I only have 1 tube.....I felt so heartbroke and sad it just wasn't my year these 2 losses plus now my tube :(.... My period was due post op had all symptoms and it never came did a preg test on feb 8th was neg so jus waited again for the period then I did another test on the 12th which came back positive I was in shock how can oi be pregnant 37 days post op for an ectopic I then got really bad pains shoulder pains that night and was sent an ambulance they told me suspected ectopic due to a recent one... They took my hcg it was 707 and proestrion level was 60 so far they said its reasureing a scan seen nothing tho other then my womb was thicker then average ? 36hours later my hcg went upto 2155? They said they wanted it to go up by 60-100% but mine had trippled to an amout that a 2weeks pregnancy shudnt be ??? Am confused got to go back again on sat for another hcg test this will be a 3day gap.if anyone has had simaler happen and could explain the recent hcg rise could you email me on chanlosse2@hotmail.com thank u sarah

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi i was pregnant for my 2nd time the first time i miscarried with no problems i bled a little not much and no cramping. this time i started to bleed so i went to the er and they seen the fetus but no heartbeat i should of been around 8 weeks pregnant. they did bloodwork and my hcg was in the 9000 so they had me go back 2 days later and my hcg dropped into the 5000. my boobs are still sore and i still feel pregnant i go back tomorrow which will be a week and a day later to have more bloodwork done to see what my hcg level is at. they already told me that i had a miscarriage i bled alot and bloodclots but i never seen any tissue pass. i was wondering if it is still possible that i could still be pregnant? is it possible that i was pregnant with 2 babys and miscarried 1 thats why they only seen one and no heartbeat? Im so devistated as i really wanted this pregnancy to go full term. my dr wont do any test like a d&c until i miscarry for a 3rd time i just want to know what is going on and what is possible with this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am 5 weeks 3 days. I have all normalearly pregnancy symptoms, sore breasts, very tired, very nauseous, some cramping. I.had my beta hcg on Tuesday Feb 7 and levels were 4000. I went in 2 days later, on Feb 9 and my levels are only 4800. Dr call me.on fir an ultrasound because.he was concerned of ectopic pregnancy.And ultrasound was done and it is not. A small gestational sac was found, but empty, which I was warned would probably happen because.of how early I am. The Dr did tell me that this is more than likely an impending miscarriage. I am getting my levels again on Monday, as today is Friday. What is the lieklyhood that this is in fact a miscarriage?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am 5 weeks 3 days. I have all normalearly pregnancy symptoms, sore breasts, very tired, very nauseous, some cramping. I.had my beta hcg on Tuesday Feb 7 and levels were 4000. I went in 2 days later, on Feb 9 and my levels are only 4800. Dr call me.on fir an ultrasound because.he was concerned of ectopic pregnancy.And ultrasound was done and it is not. A small gestational sac was found, but empty, which I was warned would probably happen because.of how early I am. The Dr did tell me that this is more than likely an impending miscarriage. I am getting my levels again on Monday, as today is Friday. What is the lieklyhood that this is in fact a miscarriage?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The dr. I saw gave me the run around about my results from a pregnancy test that was given....so I started to feel uncomfortable and found another dr.....after hearing that I have an ovarian cyst along with a miscarriage made me worry...so I say to you if you do not feel you getting the medical treatment you need or deserve search for another obgyn

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi i did a positive preg test on dec 20th lmp was 15th Nov had a light bleed 2nd 3rd jan and had first scan 10th jan was told there was a large yolk sac and a tiny fetus but no heartbeat went back a week later and was told only 1mm growth and not enough for how far gone i should be - told i could have d&c or wait for natural miscarriage i opted to wait - since last wednesday i've had a brown discharge with some spotting and occasional aches and pains went back for another scan this morning and was told there was no change the sono said she may have seen a fetus but not sure they diagnosed a delayed miscarriage. I have been refused blood tests on all occasions but have been told my womb tilts backwards. Home pregnancy tests are still showing positive i'm not prepared to give up hope as believe i may have conceived later in my cycle should i push for more tests am i just not facing up to reality?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY BECAUSE I HAD BLOOD WHEN I WENT TO THE BATHROOM. MY HCG LEVELS WERE AT 136 BUT THERE WAS NOTHING IN MY UTEREUS. THE ER DOCTORS ARE TELLING ME IT MAY BE AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IF MY HCG LEVELS HAD DOUBLED WHEN I GO BACK TO THE E.R. ON SAT MORNING. IM SO SAD & I REALLY HOPE EVERYTHINGS OK...IS THERE A POSSIBLITY THAT IM TOO EARLY TO SEE ANYTHING????

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hello,i found out christmas eve i was pregnant, went to doctor week later and it was confirmed i was pregnant with a level of 170 at around 4 weeks, two days later it doubled to 466 then 4 days later it went to 2941 then again 4 days later 4592 then 4 days later again 11,797 i went for a ultrasound at 5 weeks 6 days saw nothing but a empty sac and ring, i was devasted. I am supose to go back monday for a repeat ultrasound hoping something will show i still have pregnancy symptoms. Can it really be a blighted ovum with my levels the way they are please help so heartbroken.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So confused :(Ar 7 weeks we saw our beautiful baby and heartbeat. At 9 weeks we went back and there was an empty sac, no baby. What happened? Can a baby disintegrate? I'm now scheduled for a D&C in 4 days. I keep looking for hope.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just found out I was pregnant. I had severe cramping over Christmas and Boxing Day which I attributed to a very late period. I also got fever and was suffering chills and dizziness that I put down to possibly catching the flu off my 6 month old. As my period never came I took a couple of home tests which came back positive. I am guessing I would be around 4-5 weeks now. I started spotting yesterday and went to the doctor and explained all my symptoms over last 5 days and he says that I have an impending miscarriage. Would this be right considering the cramping nd fever has stopped and I am only lightly spotting? I have read elsewhere its normal to spot and have cramps? I didnt have any of these issues with my first pregnancy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just found out I was pregnant. I had severe cramping over Christmas and Boxing Day which I attributed to a very late period. I also got fever and was suffering chills and dizziness that I put down to possibly catching the flu off my 6 month old. As my period never came I took a couple of home tests which came back positive. I am guessing I would be around 4-5 weeks now. I started spotting yesterday and went to the doctor and explained all my symptoms over last 5 days and he says that I have an impending miscarriage. Would this be right considering the cramping nd fever has stopped and I am only lightly spotting? I have read elsewhere its normal to spot and have cramps? I didnt have any of these issues with my first pregnancy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm 9 wks pregnant, went to er last nite was spotting, pelvic examine showed no blood from cervix an cervix was closed. Hcg level was over 8,000. At 6 wks they wer 7,000an seen heartbeat. Is this normal,? In so worried this is my 4th pregnancy the other 3 I had no problems.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am in the process of being told i will most likely miscarry soon. We are heartbroken, and this page has gotten us through these past few hours... My Dr. took and hCG test Monday Dec 12th 2011 with the results showing 6,400. Then again Wednesday December 14th the levels were expected to double... however the results showed the hCG at 6,900. My doctor explained to me that I now am not considered to have a normal pregnancy, and that I will miscarry. We are speechless. Thank you SO MUCH for this site... regardless of what the outcome may be, we were able to find comfort.

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      howmanyweeksinapregnancy 5 years ago

      Good lens! I found your blog on yahoo and have put it in favourites for future reads. Thanks keep it up..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i took a pregnancy test on sun Nov 27 turned positive they tested my blood for hcg 3 times.monday 28th - 29hcgwed 30th - 85 hcgfri dec 2nd - 285 hcgmy doctor thinks its too low and i had a vaginal ultrasound on friday as well (to rule out etopic pregnancy) but i havent heard of the results yet. I see her again on Dec 16thhoping all is well.no cramping or spotting or anything.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i know this may seem like a no brainer, but i'd just like to hear your opinion. on 11/4 (7w5d) i had a tiny bit of blood when i wiped. So i went to midwife and had a hcg test. It was 1200. 11/9 (8w3d) my hcg was 7760. And i started taking progestrone three times a day. On 11/19 (9w6d) we saw the baby's spine on an ultrasound. it was all over the place. Quite active. I've had a redish tint when i wipe a few times. I probably wouldn't have noticed if i wasn't looking. I told my midwife and she redid the hcg test. on 11/30 my number had dropped to 1160. We've seen it moving... just 2 weeks ago. I know a lot can happen in two weeks, but i feel pregnant still. No cramping and no "real" blood. Is there any chance my pregnancy is still ok?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      HCG Levels aren't too definitive of anything in a pregnancy...don't forget that they are only a guide! Check in with your dr guys

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I got my IVF done twice didn't work . this time i was surprised to hear 2 days before that my result is positive. i was soooo excited until the nurse called me today after 2nd test that my hcg levels are not increased much in last 2 days and actually they should rise by 60%.I asked what she meant by that and she said it means it might not be success. I am 40 i don't want to loose it it is soooo scary.she said it was 65 2 days before and has not rises much since then .she called me back on Sunday for another test in 2 days ... i am very confused has anybody seen something like this and still a positive Result??????I AM SO WORRIED

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just want to know if there is any hope for my daughter. She is 21 and this is her 1stif pregnancy. She had an ultrasound they were not looking for baby at this time. When they told her results said they couldn't see baby or hear heartbeat. They then told her she was miscarrying. She went to er due to a very small brown clot. She has been spotting for two weeks red blood. Er did 1stu and only pelvic exam. And tested hcg levels they were. 11800. She went in today to have them tested again 3and days later and the had dropped to 8000. She had absolutely no cramping said feels good. Says she still feels.pregnant and is still gaining weight. She should be 11-12 weeks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Tayah,My wife is in the same boat you were in. She's just over 2000 now at around 6-7 weeks. She was at 1100 5 days ago. Can i ask how things are going now? Its so frustrating, one day we think miscarriage, the next we think we are fine. thanks,

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i should be around six weeks or so, and ive have 5 miscarriages in the past. i went in and my hcg was 1263 then two days later it was 1184. then i went in 5 days later and it was 1500. no spotting or cramping. there were two days that my pregnancy symptoms lessened, but now they are back in full swing. my doctor has scheduled me for an ultrasound. Does this sound like a viable pregnancy?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi there going off my LMP i should be approaching 9 weeks. I had a u/s last week and they said my ges sac only measured 5 weeks 6 days ( 2weeks earlier) she could see nothing else. No yolk sac. I had to have follow up bloods. 1st trip they were 10,000 two days later they only rose to 10,100. I have been having light spotting of brown blood but only after going to the bathroom. He has told me he is almost sure I'm having a miscarriage but I have no cramps.

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      Rajkumarsingh 6 years ago

      most valuable information...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am now 17DPOat 14DPO my HCG was 22...at 16DPO it was 48...Doctor wants me to go back next week (21DPO) to check again...any thoughts?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Me Me I was wondering how things went? I just found out I'm pregnant via blood test but levels are only 16 so its not looking good. I am due for my period tomorrow. I hope all went well with you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My first hcg level was 95.6. One week 5 days later it is 14,600, which means it is doubling approximately every 40 hours.is that Normal or should I be concerned with multiples.i am 4 weeks pregnant today.and nothing on ultrasound when done.

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Im am 27 days along my HCG level was 67 on Fri and its only 79.9 today with such a small raise does anyone knw if there is a cause I could be pregnant ??

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      so glad to have come across this info...! I just talked to my doctor who told me to not get my hopes up as my hcg went from 1100 on monday to 1480 on wednesday and 1800 thursday. she said i was most likely going to miscarry but this is "me". With numerous pregnancies (we have 8 children) my hcg numbers and progesteron numbers are always low but this is the farthest along i have had my hcg checked in a pregnancy ( i am 8 weeks) anyhow...i am going to pick up my Prometrium right now. and i hope and pray this little baby makes it! thanks for your insight....you seem to know more than my doctor! BTW is was not even able to talk to my doctor...and the nurses seemed so clueless as to the questions i was asking them. it was very disheartening

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hello, 19dpo 54 first hcg 21 136 double plus 28 and took 3 hours earlier 23 290 double plus 18 and took 5 hours later26 only 600.... is this over:-(I have not spotting, etc.... they didn't see anything in my uterous at almost 6 weeks.... one doc said it was over and sorry....2nd doctor said we wait until Friday and do another UltraSound. he said it was too early for him to rule anything out yet?THOUGHTS?

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Interesting stuff, to someone trying to conceive

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      nagiracbe 6 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I too never heard this before. Thanks for sharing. I would like to forward this link to my sister who is pregnant now. Cheap Windows Hosting

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I had never heard of this before. Thank you for enlightening me.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My lmp was 25/08/2010 and I have done approximate 8 different pregnancy tests that are all positive. I started bleeding on 02/10/10 so went toHospital. They did a blood test that said I was pregnant but levels were only 183. 2 days later my hcg was 250 which means it hadn't doubled. I'm still bleeding very heavily and quite nervous, as due to go for more bloods on Thursday and ultra sound on Friday. I'm 22 and have a bicornuate uterus. I had a similar problem with my first pregnancy 5 years ago and went on to have healthy baby girl. Any and all advice welcome xx

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      Faith2781 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I am no being treated for ectopic as my numbers didn't rise double as they should! My second scan is Monday and just waiting for today's results. Nice to know it isn't necessarily the end for me just because of one low HCG, thank you

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hello,I have a question about the decline of hcg. I have been very ill througout my pregnancy, which is a twin pregnancy, according to my gyn due to high hormone levels. Currently, I am at week 13 and although it is getting a little bit better it is still very stressful.In week 10-12 I was throwing up up to 30 times a day!My question now is: how fast does the hcg go back down after week 12? Is it comparable with the doubling times? I am just trying to see the light at the end of the road...

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      Faith2781 6 years ago

      I know I conceived after having intercourse on 23rd Aug. Basically not had sex other than that this year. I had negative tests right up until I had a late 'period' on the 12th of Sept. My period this month was lighter than normal, unusual colouring, and no period cramps at all (normally have an ache across my back the day before, and know when I am coming on within a few hours every month). 2 1/2 weeks later I have 4 positive pregnancy tests. Two of which are clear blue digital stating 2-3 weeks. However, my doctor has said that I must have miscarried on the 12th, and these are left over hormones. I had a u/s today and they couldn't see anything (not surprising considering I have been reading today that 2-3 weeks is too early) so they took a blood test. Just had a call to say HCG levels are high, and can I come in on Wednesday. BUT that they are treating as a miscarriage/failed pregnancy because they don't know what the bleed was about! Is there ANY hope at all? Has anyone else had this?

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      sage7 7 years ago

      Very nice info but do you know how to get pregnant fast? :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i just found out i was pregnant 4 days ago ,i have a really bad kidney infection it didn't seem to be clearing up and i was in alot of back pain and just uncomfortable,so my husband and i went to the er and they did my hcg levels and they were 5194 and the did a internal ultra sound and found no sac or yolk and they said that i am more likely misscarring. this would be my second misscarriage in the last 2 years,we have been trying for 4 yrs we got pregnant in 2008 around this same time and with that there was just a sac and i to had a kidney infection then to they admitted me right away and scheduled a dnc, i thought it was to soon ,but hey they are the doctors right? so i guess my question is if my hcg levels are in the 5000s and there is no bleeding and i was told before that i did have a tilted uterus the last time we were pregnant, is it possible it is still to early to see the sac and baby, i refused to hear all this again and so the doctor ordered me another hcg level test in 48hrs. if my hcg levels aren't up where they expect them should i refuse the dnc and if i am meant to misscarry let it happen on its own?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i am 35 years old my last period 23/9 i made the hcg in 20/10 387 and in 24/10 1506 and in 28/10 was 2340 so there is a proplem or no ?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My doctor called and told me that due to my last beta not doubling that miscarriage is inevitable. My betas have been so high- couldn't they just be slowing down because of this? Help!! (no cramping, no bleeding, morning sickness is intense!)16 dpo: 64819 dpo: 278123 dpo: ultra sound: gestational sac and yolk sac (5.3 weeks)26 dpo: 992728 dpo: 10877 (6 weeks)Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hi i have been spotting only twice though i went to the er the did an u/s and bloodwork they said i was only 5weeks and 2days and the pretty much said that i had a blighted ovum so i went to the docs the next day and my hcg levels were over 10,000 is that normal??

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Well I will be 9 weeks on sunday and my first hcg level on the 7th was 3912 and on the 11th it had gone up to almost 6000. does that sound okay? I'm freaking out because it didn't double like everyone says. the dr said its good but i can't help but freak out because my last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Thanks

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hi there recently i found out my hc levels were low as they were 7000 at 6 weeks they had doubt i was going to lose it has i had to go back to the doctors for another blood test as i went for the results that i was dreeding then i got my results it doubled to 13500 which is really good so please dont stress dont read other upsetting stories because everyone is different and just prey for the best good luck to anyone out there with the same problem just think positive ..

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hi there recently i found out my hc levels were low as they were 7000 at 6 weeks they had doubt i was going to lose it has i had to go back to the doctors for another blood test as i went for the results that i was dreeding then i got my results it doubled to 13500 which is really good so please dont stress dont read other upsetting stories because everyone is different and just prey for the best good luck to anyone out there with the same problem just think positive ..

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hi ladies im going throw the same thing im iv had 2 blood tests first one was really low in the 20s or sumfink like that the doctor didnt really make sence or i was just to upset and didnt lesson i go for my results to see if my levels go up im really scared iv had a couple of problems with pregnaceys im 6 weeks anyone have any advice

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey ladies! Just want to say first off that all this is very new to me and i'm no expert but it has been quite an unusual start for me. Four days ago i went for my first doctor's visit after having 4 positive home preg tests. The doc said i was around 5-6 weeks and did a vaginal ultrasound but found nothing and started talking about an ectopic preg since i have had many bladder infections. He took my HCG and i was at 4,860. 48hrs i was only at 6,700. 12hrs after that i went in for another vag ultrasound and we saw the sac but it's squished. Another HCG test (only 12hrs after the 6,700) revealed that i was at 12,000! So doc thinks that things are going well. All i'm saying is that i was freaking out when my levels didn't double but maybe it was just a slow start! Either way i'm glad it's not ectopic and we'll see how things go. The doc now thinks i'm towards end of week 6. For all you ladies stressing about numbers... please don't. You never know and it really won't help. Stay positive

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey ladies! Just want to say first off that all this is very new to me and i'm no expert but it has been quite an unusual start for me. Four days ago i went for my first doctor's visit after having 4 positive home preg tests. The doc said i was around 5-6 weeks and did a vaginal ultrasound but found nothing and started talking about an ectopic preg since i have had many bladder infections. He took my HCG and i was at 4,860. 48hrs i was only at 6,700. 12hrs after that i went in for another vag ultrasound and we saw the sac but it's squished. Another HCG test (only 12hrs after the 6,700) revealed that i was at 12,000! So doc thinks that things are going well. All i'm saying is that i was freaking out when my levels didn't double but maybe it was just a slow start! Either way i'm glad it's not ectopic and we'll see how things go. The doc now thinks i'm towards end of week 6. For all you ladies stressing about numbers... please don't. You never know and it really won't help. Stay positive

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am 26 days from DPO on 1/8 my hcg was 319 on 1/10 it was 454 on 1/12 it was 672. I Know everything I read is that this is not good. I was just wondering if it is possible or if anyone knows someone who might of had a normal pregnancy? Just very scared. Thank you

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey!I am around 5 to 6 weeks. I had my first ultrasound on 12-11-08, the docs. saw 2 round sacs and 1 oblong sacs with no embryos, they told me it was probably having an abnormal pregnancy. I went back on 12-15-08 now the docs see 4 sacs with no embryo. My hcg levels went from 15,000 to 60,000 in 4 days, they say that is excellent. I am confused. I go back tomorrow for an ultrasound.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi:-) I was 9 weeks pregnant on Saturday. 2 weeks ago, I went in for my 1st ultrasound, which I was 7 weeks from my LMP. We saw only an empty sac. We did my hcg levels & they are steadily going up. Then, last week, I went for another ultrasound at 8 weeks. We saw no baby, again but thus time, we saw a blurry line through my sac. We did more hcg & mu numbers are still rising nicely. I go tomorrow for a 9week ultrasound. I want to see my baby so bad. Im just so confused!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi:-) I was 9 weeks pregnant on Saturday. 2 weeks ago, I went in for my 1st ultrasound, which I was 7 weeks from my LMP. We saw only an empty sac. We did my hcg levels & they are steadily going up. Then, last week, I went for another ultrasound at 8 weeks. We saw no baby, again but thus time, we saw a blurry line through my sac. We did more hcg & mu numbers are still rising nicely. I go tomorrow for a 9week ultrasound. I want to see my baby so bad. Im just so confused!