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hCG to 0 after MC...how long?

My last beta (on Monday) was 314. How long before it's back to 0? I POAS tonight and the line is still really strong. I've been bleeding since 6/13. Its down to brown blood now. (Sorry, TMI) I can't find anything helpful online so I'm curious about your experience.

Re: hCG to 0 after MC...how long?

  • Sugargirl1019Sugargirl1019
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    I think on average it is about 3-4 weeks, though some girls here had it drop a lot quicker and some a lot slower.

    ETA: I never had betas done, and discovered my loss as it was happening. I had a D&C one week after discovering loss of heartbeat. My period showed up exactly 1 month after the D&C, in between 4 and 5 weeks.

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  • I think you'll get a range of answers on this, since every body is different. Mine took 5 weeks, but highest hcg was 69. I'm very sorry for your loss. 
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  • Thank you ladies. I'm really sorry for both of your losses. 
    amberruka
  • Beta test today shows down to 42. (It was 314 just 7 days ago.) So I'm getting there! :)

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  • @Bai-by2016 I'm glad you're making progress, but I'm sorry for your loss. 
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  • @lyndam1 Thank you so much!
  • Mine was 1700 on Thursday. Geez I hope it drops fast I don't think I can handle having a procedure or something. Makes me worry that yours all are so low. Getting my blood drawn on Friday. Fingers crossed it drops a lot.
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  • @moonlady
    I wouldn't worry.  :)  We are all very different and yours might drop really fast.  I've seen people's numbers do all kinds of things and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind it.  My biggest number was 340, which is really low.  I just got the results of beta #7 and it's still not to 0/- yet; it's 29 today.  I'm really bummed because I thought it would be and we could start TTC again, but not yet.  I have another beta next week.  I have a feeling it might be a few more weeks before I'm back to normal.  :(  I just want to move on.  I put my numbers below for reference.  Hang in there, moonlady!  

    Date
      hCG
    06/09/2016
      12
    06/13/2016
      56
    06/16/2016
      240
    06/17/2016
      340
    06/20/2016
      312
    06/27/2016
      42
    07/05/2016
      29
  • My beta was quite slow to fall after my first loss (discovered at 11w).  As in several months slow.  My acupuncturist warned me that it would sometimes linger a bit, especially once I was down in the double digits, but as long as it was going down, that was good.  I would go in for beta draws and joke with the phlebotomist (in a kind of sick way) about hoping it was down, then they'd catch on that I had a loss, and it was probably not great behavior on my part.  It's rough.  Hugs.  
    About me:
    /loss mentioned/
    TTC#1 July 2014
    dx: MFI (morphology)
    IUI #1 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Sept. 2015 ~ BFN
    IUI #2 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Halloween 2015 ~ BFN
    IUI #3 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Thanksgiving 2015 ~ BFP!!
    hb 146 bpm at 7w5d
    1/28/16 ~ began to say goodbye to our beautiful baby at 11w 
    d&c, followed by cytotec
    TTCAL April 2016
    IUI #4 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Apr. 2016 ~ BFN
    IUI #5 w/Clomid + Ovidrel ~ CP
    IUI#6 w/Clomid + Ovidrel ~ BFN
  • mjolkmjolk
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    I am still passing HPT after 1.5 weeks. I have an appointment tomorrow and if they take my blood I will post how much it has gone down. I was hoping by now it'd be very low. Question, do you not get a period until it is 0?
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    TW: Loss
    EDD: 1/14/2017 : Blighted Ovum : D&C @ 10w6d


  • Your cycle can start up before hcg reaches 0, although I think that's not particularly common.  I ovulated (confirmed with bloodwork, since I was being monitored by my RE) with hcg in the high 2 digits, and then when AF arrived it was under 10.  
    About me:
    /loss mentioned/
    TTC#1 July 2014
    dx: MFI (morphology)
    IUI #1 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Sept. 2015 ~ BFN
    IUI #2 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Halloween 2015 ~ BFN
    IUI #3 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Thanksgiving 2015 ~ BFP!!
    hb 146 bpm at 7w5d
    1/28/16 ~ began to say goodbye to our beautiful baby at 11w 
    d&c, followed by cytotec
    TTCAL April 2016
    IUI #4 w/Clomid + Ovidrel Apr. 2016 ~ BFN
    IUI #5 w/Clomid + Ovidrel ~ CP
    IUI#6 w/Clomid + Ovidrel ~ BFN
  • mjolkmjolk
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    @Bai-by2016

    Glad to hear it is going down. do you plan on blood testing again? My lab result was in the 60s but then I stopped testing positive on Wondfos so I figured there was no real reason to keep testing until zero, so I have not scheduled another appointment.
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    TW: Loss
    EDD: 1/14/2017 : Blighted Ovum : D&C @ 10w6d


  • @mjolk Thanks gal! I am seeing a fertility specialist. We can't start the next cycle until my numbers are negative so they're monitoring me so we know when to move forward. I have another blood draw on Tuesday (7/19). I think that will be my last. ::fingers crossed:: 
    Hopefulmommy1980
  • I wanted to make sure I finished this post in case someone stumbles across it in the future.  I just got my final beta...beta blood test #9...it was FINALLY down to 1, which they are considering normal.  WOO HOO!!!!  To sum it all up, I had a "chemical pregnancy" and basically bled from 6/13/16 until 7/16/16.   So it makes sense that I stopped bleeding then finally got a normal hCG level result.

    Thanks to all of you for the support!

    Date hCG
    06/09/2016   12
    06/13/2016   56
    06/16/2016   240
    06/17/2016   340
    06/20/2016   312
    06/27/2016   42
    07/05/2016   28.6
    07/12/2016   10.7
    07/19/2016   1
  • I was looking for this kind of info when my saga started, so I'll add data here in case others are looking. It's in reverse chronological order:

    7/23- period started
    7/22- 3
    7/18- 15
    7/16- bleeding stopped
    7/11- 100
    7/8- 210
    7/5- 186 (determined ectopic, got methotrexate injection)
    7/1- 121
    6/24- 50
    6/23- passed tissue, loss of pregnancy symptoms
    6/22- 81
    6/21- bleeding and cramping started
    6/19- BFP
    bai-by2019
  • @EverythingsBetterOutside I didn't even know numbers could go up and down like that; I thought they only went one way. :(

    When they went up did you hold on to a little bit of hope that, even though you were bleeding and clotting and lost your pregnancy symptoms, that the pregnancy would still be viable? I did and it made it really hard.

    I'm really sorry you had to deal with the ectopic on top of your loss. That had to have been so hard. :(

    Thanks for sharing your information for other ladies that might be searching in the future. 
  • I'm glad it's finally down and you can start a fresh cycle. It took me 20 days to get a negative pregnancy test with my D&C at 13 weeks and it took me 21 days to get a negative pregnancy test and an HCG of <5 with taking Misoprostol for a MMC at 9 weeks.
    bai-by2019
  • @keikidreams  Thanks!  That sounds really rough!  I'm sorry you went through that.  :(


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