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I recently found out I'm 20 weeks pregnant. I got a blood test about a week and a half before I found out and my dr. said that guessing by the amount of something [I can't remember what she said, maybe hCG?] in the blood I was about 6-8 weeks pregnant. I got off depo (I didn't get my shot) last month when I suspected I was pregnant.
I got all my blood work done Friday and am waiting for the results. I'm just worried and getting antsy.
Is there reason for me to worry?
Thanks so much!
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replied March 31st, 2008
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That is a HUGE difference from 20 weeks to 6 or 8....Did you type that right?? Or did you mean to say something else??
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replied March 31st, 2008
yeah, that's why I'm stressing out.
I went and got the blood test, called and asked if it was positive or negative and the Dr. said "well, positive. I would put you at about 6 to 8 weeks depending on the ____ levels in your blood. Don't take my word, that's just a guess"
At the point I was actually around 18 weeks. (probably should've clarified, but it's still an 8- 10 week difference)
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replied March 31st, 2008
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Wouldnt they send you for an ultrasound?? I thought that after like 12 weeks your levels drop down little by little until the end of your pregnancy. If you were around 20 weeks they should have done an ultrasound to check on the baby...and not just check your levels.
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replied March 31st, 2008
I had an untrasound after that and have another one next month. That's how I found out I was actually quite a bit further along.
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replied March 31st, 2008
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This is something you should really speak with your doctor about. Did s/he seem concerned enough to make you an appointment immediately? There is a HUGE difference between 6-8 weeks and 20 weeks in all aspects of pregnancy and fetal growth.

Yet this sounds like it was 2 weeks ago... and if you've had an ultrasound that showed an 18 week fetus, it sounds like that is what it is.

Call your doctor about the low numbers on your blood test or wait for your next appointment.
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