My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks and i am very worried about this pregnancy. At 5.5 weeks (last Tuesday) my test results on HCG was 6292 with progesterone at 22.8. The doctor said they look ok. However, two days later, the HCG level was only 8361, with progesterone dropped to 16. I was told they were looking for HCG level to double, not just climbing a little bit. They scheduled me for an ultrasound on this Thursday (almost 7 weeks) and will call my pharmacy for a progesterone cream prescription. I'm wondering if the slow down on HCG level is normal or i'm on track for another miscarriage? Thanks.
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replied February 28th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The slowdown is not normal. Usually the HCG levels should double up every 48 hours. If it does not, then it would indicate insufficiency requiring external supplementation via injectables or progesterone supplements to help you carry on with pregnancy smoothly. Go ahead with the investigations as instructed. Be in complete bed rest and avoid any heavy work. Avoid having intercourse until you are stable and finish smoothly about atleast 20 weeks.
Repeated early miscarriages also indicate possibility of chromosomal anomalies or birth defects. You might need to get a karyotyping test for both you and your partner to rule out these issues and recurrence in future pregnancies.
Take care.




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replied June 4th, 2011
hcg levels not doubled in 48 hrs ????
hello i am new to this forum . i live in england ..my last lmp was on the 18 april 2011..i had a postive pregnancy test everthing was going smoothly till on the 30 may i started spotting ..i went to the emergency and they took a blood test to see my HCG levels the results were 2744 ..then i had a scan at 2 jun 2011 a trans vaginal scan but the docotor couldnt see ne thing .like the sac n all ..just endometrium thickening..she told me to repeat the blood hcg level and a scan again . so i did the blood hcg level on 2 jun it was 4055 and repeated the test on 4 jun the hcg level were 5745.my scan is due on 8 jun now. i wanna ask ??
what is the cause of slow rising of hcg level ??? am i gonna miscarry or is it an ectopic pregnancy???lese help me im really worried????
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replied February 28th, 2011
Thank you for the fast reply. Since I just got to know the test results of last Thursday, and the Rx this morning, would it be too late for the treatment, or it should still be ok?
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