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Question: .5 beta hcg at 6 dpo, could it be really early pregnancy?

 thomhl85 - Fri May 01, 2009 12:36 am

I work at a hospital lab and my husband and I are trying to concieve. I started having really bad breast tenderness at about 4 days past ovulation. Today, 6 days past ovulation, I was at work and had them draw blood and run a beta hcg quant. Mind you every time I have ever ran one before it has been 0.0, but today it was 0.5. I know that anything under 2 is considered not pregnant, but I am once again only 6 dpo. I was wondering if there is a chance if I could be pregnant, just very early. I heard you can have traces of hcg in your blood before implantation, then after, it will rise more rapidly. Is this true? Just wondering if there is hope...:) Thanks
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:24 am

User avatar Hello,
It would be impossible to say at this point. The absolute value really isn't important, as this will vary considerably, but the rising values determine pregnancy. I would suggest patience here. This is not something you can know instantly.

Good luck in your efforts to conceive, but try to relax and enjoy the ride.


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