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Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: Beta HCG levels not doubling
|wanda91 - Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:20 am||
I am 38 years old (female). I had a complete thyroidectomy in 1997 due to thyroid cancer. i have been cancer-free since then. I take 150 mcg Synthroid, and 100mg Zoloft daily.
Last year, I underwent laproscopy for endometriosis and fibroid tumors. I have been having regular menstrual cycles since then.
My mother had two successful pregnancies, and two unsuccessful due to placenta previa.
I got pregnant the first month of trying to conceive.
My pregnancy was confirmed by my dr. at 16DPO, my beta level was 300. She saw 2 sacs on early ultrasound.
Yesterday marked two more weeks, she saw one sac, and my beta level was only 450. dr. said even though ultrasound looks ok, this is a very bad sign and the pregnancy is probably not viable...
However, she said that my progesterone levels are very high...?
I will go back for another beta and ultrasound in a few days.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:28 pm||
I'm sorry to say I agree that this is not a good sign for a viable pregnancy. But, it doesn't mean that next time won't go well so don't be discouraged. I'm glad to know your progesterone levels are good. That is encouraging for your general reproductive health for future efforts. Miscarriage is a very common outcome and few women complete their childbearing years without experiencing at least one. It is disappointing, frustrating and very depressing for some women so watch for signs that you might need some counseling.
Best of luck
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