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Asked by Kfinzue

Q: Hcg levels and how far along you are..?

On April 3rd I had an ultra sound and hcg levels drawn. The doctor said I didn't look as far along as I would be based on my lmp, and that I was hardly 4 weeks along. (I don't understand how that would work if I had two positive hpts a week before, but whatever). My hcg levels were 10152, but from what I'm told that's wayyyyy too high to be just 4 weeks. (this was my second hcg blood draw, the first one was on the first and was 5664).
The OB/GNY had NO bed side manners at all and I actually refused to set up a second appointment with him.
Can anyone tell me what's going on with my hcg levels/ how far I am? I asked the obgyn I had but he was so rude I didn't get anything helpful at all out of him.
I have another appointment for may 02 so we can figure it out better then but in my head and for myself I wish I could tell myself how far along I am (roughly)

This question was asked Apr. 12, 2012 3:45am
Category: Newly Pregnant

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Answered by Kfinzue - Apr. 12, 2012 4:27am
I'm sorry to hear about the vanishing twin, but am super glad the other baby is doing just fine! Thank you for answering my question, I'll be sure to post how it turns out, and thank you for being understaning! Best of luck to you, your husband and your baby!

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Answered by knicole27 - Apr. 12, 2012 4:17am
No your not heartless these are normal feelings. I nearly fainted when they told me about the second gestational sac at 6 weeks. I had two other ultrasounds before that at 4 weeks 6 days and 5 weeks 1 day and no one said anything to me about there being a second sac and then bam.. it was there at 6 weeks 3 days.. yeah I nearly fainted. but by 7 weeks 3 days that second sac had stopped developing so I had a vanishing twin. Sac b ended up being absorbed .. I did have some spotting around week 7 once the development had stopped. I was sad and relieved at the same time when they told me about the vanishing twin. There was going to be no way I could take care of two on my own. I just moved out of state and my husband was JUST sent to Korea for year.. like i said.. no way!! so.. no your not heartless. Hopefully its just a healthy sticky baby and you a lil bit further along! :)

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Answered by Kfinzue - Apr. 12, 2012 4:11am
The OBGYN said the ultra sound looked normal, and I have no signs of a molar pregnancy. Twins run heavily in both side of our families (my fiancé is actually an identical twin). But there was only one sac on the ultra sound. And one sac means only one baby right?
We discussed having twins and honestly I dread and dispise the thought of having twins. I don't have any I'll feelings for twins or people who have them but it really ruins the thought and image of having a normal first pregnancy, and being able to hold my first baby and take care of only one. When I think of having two i think of having no happy first moments, just being overwhelmed with having two mouths to feed, two diapers, two strollers two everything. Growing up I've only ever pictured having one at a time and two just sounds like it would rip away my first pregnancy and everything 'special' about it.
I don't mean to be rude or sound like a heartless woman but I really am just being honest :/

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Answered by knicole27 - Apr. 12, 2012 3:56am
Well it could be one of a few things... it could be that you are indeed further along than you think.. or you are pregnant with more than one. At 4 weeks I had a hcg of 4800 it was confirmed not until week 6 that I was carrying twins. Another thing that can make hcg rise too quickly like more than double in a short amount of time is a molar pregnancy BUT your chances of conceiving multiples is way more likely than a molar, a molar is like a 1 in 1000 chance while multiples is a 1/300 chance plus most times with molar you are very ill early on.... OR you just further a long and have a very sticky baby! :)

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