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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Sunday, June 27, 2010

HCG levels

I think my HCG levels have increased.. WTF? I still haven't started to bleed, and my breasts are tender. This morning I took an HPT and the line came up pretty quick and much darker than the faint tests I had on Wednesday. What does this mean? Is it ectopic? How long before they can determine that? Poop.


Kelly said...

I'm not trying to be a downer, here, but try not to do that to yourself with the tests. It will just drive you crazy. There are many reasons that could have happened. That being said, give your doc a call for another beta, just so you can know exactly what's going on.


Andie said...

I agree with Kelly. I am sorry you are going through this.

Panamahat said...

arrrgh, the uncertainty!

To determine ectopic, doctors will take a series of betas over a few days or a week, and based on the level of numbers then either order a transvaginal ultrasound (if numbers are high enough top be able to see anything, anywhere) or wait until they ARE high enough to see anything. I do hope this is not the case for you, as not only is ectopic scary and treatment not fun, and repercussions shit, it is also dreadful having to wait up to two weeks to get a diagnosis.....

keep us posted!

JJ said...

Im so sorry this is never an easy road--I am still so incredibly hopeful for you. Lots of hugs