HCG Questions...?

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Registered: 08-22-2012
HCG Questions...?
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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 8:40am

I miscarried naturally over the course of 5 days (was sent home from hospital with a pat on the head...crying in hubby's arms) at eight weeks beginning last Wednesday and completing and passing the ...everything finally on this past SAturday.

Having an ultrasound today to check for the all clear.

HCG levels drawn yesterday are at 495.  

ANYONE know what that number means?  Is this a good starting point for now?  Is that high, low ?  Is it good? 

They are going to draw next week again.  

Nina, mc at 8 weeks, October 29, 2012, mc at 4.5 weeks on January 12,  staying positive and third times's a charm???

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 5:01am

Sorry you've had such a traumatic time. That number is a good place to start as it isn't too high so you shouldn't be waitin weeks for it to drop back to 0. The important thing will be how much it has dropped by when you go for your further test next week, hopefully you should see a reasonable drop. KUP

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Registered: 04-15-2012
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 10:31pm

So sorry to hear what you are going through.  I hope you get to feeling better, physically and mentally (as much back to normal as you can get) very soon.  I can tell you that the numbers alone don't really give to much information.  Those numbers, along with a follow up, should be getting lower.  One of my miscarriages was natural, and they were worried it was eptopic, because the numbers were around the 400 range, but they went up a little.  So, they will make sure that's not a possibility.  I bled for about a week with mine, and it was very painful and heavy in the beginning, but it got better as time passed.  The good news was that I was very fertile after that, and got pregnant again right away.  Anyhoo, just as long as they go down, you are good, and take that opportunity to try again if you are ready and your dr oks it!!  KUP

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Registered: 08-22-2012
Sun, 11-04-2012 - 9:59pm

Wednesday is my follow up blood draw - but couldnt help taking a test and it was still pregant.  Oh Well.

Getting a bit better, but still sore and painful.  Just trying to recover.

Nina, mc at 8 weeks, October 29, 2012, mc at 4.5 weeks on January 12,  staying positive and third times's a charm???

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Registered: 08-22-2012
Sun, 11-04-2012 - 9:59pm

Wednesday is my follow up blood draw - but couldnt help taking a test and it was still pregant.  Oh Well.

Getting a bit better, but still sore and painful.  Just trying to recover.

Nina, mc at 8 weeks, October 29, 2012, mc at 4.5 weeks on January 12,  staying positive and third times's a charm???

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Registered: 06-28-2010
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:38am

I am so sorry for your loss:( That is horrible! I wish that people NEVER had to go through this! As for the numbers yes it is pretty normal it depends on how HIGH the number was it takes a few weeks to drop :( it sucks I know! I have had 5 losses! Hang in there you have found a great group of Women here!

~Jessica!

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