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hCG after childbirth...Ghost or anyone!

Postby Rosario » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:10 pm

I was pregnant with Triplets but unfortunately went into preterm labor. I had my babies Oct 8th shortly followed by a D&C for a retained placenta. I would like to know when my system will be free of hCG.
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(
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Postby Vickyp » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:48 am

Dear Rosario

I don't know the answer to your question but I wanted to say how sorry I was to read about your loss. I hope you are taking care of yourself and that you will be able to focus on the future soon and being pregnant again. Love Vickyx
Me 35, DH 36
4 X IVF, I X FET - positive - baby boy born April 06
2 x MC in 2007 at 6wks & 12wks
Nat preg Mar 08 - Girl

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Re: hCG after childbirth...Ghost or anyone!

Postby Ghost » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:29 pm

Rosario wrote:I was pregnant with Triplets but unfortunately went into preterm labor. I had my babies Oct 8th shortly followed by a D&C for a retained placenta. I would like to know when my system will be free of hCG.


Should be cleared by now.
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Postby Rosario » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:42 pm

HPT results in a "+". I am still thinking it has to do with being pregnant with Triplets. Beta shows low positive. Spotting since Monday. Prolactin is elevated as well. Should I worry something might be wrong since my levels are not back to normal?
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(
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Postby Ghost » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:31 pm

Rosario wrote:HPT results in a "+". I am still thinking it has to do with being pregnant with Triplets. Beta shows low positive. Spotting since Monday. Prolactin is elevated as well. Should I worry something might be wrong since my levels are not back to normal?


In the absence of hCG production, hCG levels will drop by half every 36-48 hours.

Even using the longer 2-day figure, yours should have dropped by a factor of 130,000 by now. In other words, it should be too low to see with an HPT.

Your positive suggests that your clearance may be a little slower than most, or perhaps you had a little placental tissue remaining. You mentioned the D&C was shortly after the SAB. If that means 1 day after, then that should not matter. If that means 1 week after, then that could explain the remaining hCG that has not yet cleared.
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Postby Rosario » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:43 pm

D&C was done 8-9 hrs after for a retained placenta. Does it matter I was 21.5 weeks along?
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(
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Postby Rosario » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:54 am

BTW Ghost I thank you for answering my questions =]
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(
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Postby Ghost » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:54 am

Rosario wrote:D&C was done 8-9 hrs after for a retained placenta. Does it matter I was 21.5 weeks along?


Then it's a little unexpected that some hCG is still around.
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Re: hCG after childbirth...Ghost or anyone!

Postby rachana » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:23 pm

Hey there.. I need to know this that

How much hCG should be in my urine during early pregnancy? ... How long after implantation bleeding can I expect a positive pregnancy test?
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