Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

HCG levels and follow-up appt

Hi Ladies!  Today I went in for my second round of bloodwork for HCG levels.  The lab tech said she didn't have doctor's orders for me so she called over to my doctor's office and the nurse said to put in orders.  It has me wondering...how long does it normally take for the levels to go down?  I'm assuming it's different for everyone but just wondering what your experiences have been.  Also, I have my follow-up appt today and I'm nervous about it.  I couldn't sleep last night.  Any questions you can think of that I should ask?  Thanks!

Re: HCG levels and follow-up appt

  • my m/c started last Saturday, the 20th and my betas were 6317..i passed the sac last Wednesday and i tested myself a couple days ago with a hpt and the line was pretty much gone...i would give it a week or two after everything has passed.

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  • My levels were down to 0 about 2 weeks after my natural m/c. Of course they were already pretty low when the missed miscarriage was discovered:

    9/8 - 877
    9/11 - 230
    9/18 - 0

    I saw a physician assistant for my follow-up appointment and she was wonderful. My biggest questions were about what they would do differently next time, what I could do (if anything) to keep the next pregnancy sticky and when we could start TTC again. I couldn't really think of anything else important to ask.

    Good luck at your appointment. (((hugs)))
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  • I am almost 3 weeks post D&C and I can still get a postive on a HPT.  I called my doctor and he said that they should be around <5 sometime soon, but that they were really high before the miscarriage (I was almost 14 weeks).  He didn't do draws, but he suspects that they are still around 600 right now.
  • First of all, I'm so sorry for your loss.  Here is some info:

    According to the American Pregnancy Association it can take 4-6 weeks for HCG to reach "zero".  I m/c on 8-19-08, my levels were almost 44,000 when I m/c naturally and finally last week they were "negative".  So it took me over a month.  And I just got my first period on Sunday. 

    Heres a breakdown:

    pre-m/c:  43,900
    week 1:  817
    week 2:  83
    week 3:  16.8
    week 4:  5.6
    week 5: "negative"
    week 6: AF arrives

    Hang in there sweetie!

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  • i'm wondering the same thing... i had my levels tested yesterday about 2 weeks after d/c and haven't gotten my results back yet. my levels the monday before my d/c were 68000. i just want them to be going down.
  • good question!  I had a d&c on 9/16 and I was about 9,000 then.  I was checked last Friday and they were 24.4.  I have one more draw in about 2 weeks.... hoping they are 0 then!! 


    good luck. 

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  • My second one took about 6 weeks to go to 0.
    7 mm/c
    APS, hetero factor v leiden & MTHFR
    bfp #1 - 12.11.07, edd 8.14.08, mm/c 1.21.08 (10w4d)
    bfp #2 - 4.4.08, edd 12.3.08, mm/c 5.14.08 (11w)
    bfp #3 - 8.3.08, edd 4.15.09, mm/c 9.17.08 (10w)
    bfp #4 - 1.15.09, edd 9.26.09, mm/c 2.16.09 (8w2d)
    bfp #5 - 6.16.09, edd 2.25.10, mm/c 7.23.09 (9w)
    bfp #6 - 8.12.10, edd 4.27.11, mm/c 9.16.10 (8w1d)
    one more try -> bfp #7 - 2.11, our miracle baby boy arrived 10.11
    ttc again -> bfp #8 - 5.3.13, edd 1.13.14, mm/c 5.30.13 (7w3d)
    bfp #9 - 9.23.13, our miracle baby girl arrived 5.29.14

  • Not to scare you or anything, but it took 9 weeks for my levels to get to 2.5.  They were decreasing every week, just very slowly.  As long as they are going down there is no need to worry or medically intervene.  My doc wanted to give me a methotrexate shot, which means that you have to wait 3  months before trying again (so that it is out of your system).  I declined the shot, thank goodness.

    Anyway, I hope that your levels drop quickly.
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