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Hcg decreasing but still finding heartbeat

By Anonymous May 2, 2015 - 4:34pm
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On Thursday apr 30 my doc told me my Hcg levels were falling from Monday's 55,000. Monday I went to the ER for red spotting that happened Sunday night.

Wednesday afternoon I had an ultrasound done and we could again see a heart beat as we did on Monday.

I am measuring 6 weeks 3 days as of today may 2.

My first Hcg was 20,000 the week before and then 23,000 two days later. That week the ultrasound tech said they couldn't find heart beat. Then getting my blood drawn again it went up to 55,000 and heart beat was detected Sunday but low of 70 Bpm. Wednesday ultrasound showed 78 Bpm, which they said was still low.

None of this makes sense, though bcus I tested positive March 27th at home and positive again March 29th, even though my at home tests were faint. That was 6 weeks ago.

Has anyone had anything similar happen- dates not matching up, Hcg falling but growth still happening and heart beat detected?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
Listed below are the normal hCG levels during pregnancy.
  • 3 weeks LMP: 5 – 50 mIU/ml
  • 4 weeks LMP: 5 – 426 mIU/ml
  • 5 weeks LMP: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
  • 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
  • 7 – 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
  • 9 – 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
  • 13 – 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
  • 17 – 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
  • 25 – 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
  • Non-pregnant females: <5.0 mIU/ml
  • Postmenopausal females: <9.5 mIU/ml

As you can see, your levels fall perfectly on the spectrum for 6 weeks of pregnancy.  I am unsure of what you mean by "testing positive" on March 27th.  What did you test positive for?


May 3, 2015 - 11:21am
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

A positive pregnancy test on March 27th :-)

May 3, 2015 - 5:40pm
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