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HCG levels for a twin pregnancy?

Hi guys,

I'm a stranger/visitor to this board buy somewhat of an old pro on the Infertility board.  I just had IVF, and we transferred two embryos.  Judging by my HCG blood test results, it looks like both of them stuck.  I was just curious what #'s you all got (if you were being monitored because of trouble conceiving) and how many babies that turned out to be.  My HCG 13 days after my 5 day embryo transfer was over 1,300 and my 16 day post-transfer test showed over 3,500.  



Re: HCG levels for a twin pregnancy?

  • 154 at approx 14 dpo.  I only had one beta done because I wasn't being monitored for fertility, but because I had a previous loss.  You can also look above at FAQs to see a beta question post.  Good luck!
  • I remember when my RE called to congratulate us that we were pg, he said he suspected it would be multiples with high betas (I don't recall the exact #s but I *think* it was a little over 1350 at 13 dp5dt).You'll find some MoMs on here with normal beta ranges and mults and others with high #s and mults--only that first peek via u/s will confirm whether it's 1 or more.

    Either way, CONGRATS on your pg--wishing you a h&h 9 months--and hope your first u/s goes well!! Keep us posted! 

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  • At 17 DPO my level was 2000; at 19 DPO it was 5178.  But a lot of girls on here had low betas so I guess you can never really tell until u/s! 

    Congratulations and good luck!

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  • congrats!

    HCG isn't a good indication of twins - there are many on here who had super high levels, and many with low levels.  And on SAIF there are tons of singletons with super high levels, too.

    Both my pregnancies had similar betas - the only thing that will tell is your US.

    Certainly you have a good chance of having 2 in there, since you know you put 2 in (we knew we had 2 follies on IUI day, so we were wondering like you, too).... the waiting is hell- but soon you'll look back and realize how fast it all went :)

    good luck!

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  • Congrats!!

    My levels are in my siggy. People here will tell you that levels don't mean anything, but I used follistim and the docs highly suspected from my levels that there was more than one in there.

  • 13 dpo = 209    prog = 99
    20 dpo = 3038
    Congrats on your BFP!  Soooo exciting.  Keep us posted.
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  • congrats on your pg! 


    My 18dpiui was 5188 !  It was originally quads :)  Sounds like you may have some twins there :)

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  • Mine are in my siggy. I had quads at first also and never thought it would be more then 1.

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    BFP 8/7/10 150mg of Clomid 8/24/10 found no heartbeat & empty sac after subcronic hemotoma, Misoprostol induced MC 8/31/10 7w5d
    BFP April 20, 2011 Menpuir with trigger and TI. EDD December 31, 2011.Beta 1 13dpo 238, Beta 2. 16dpo 1091
    May 12 2011 first u/s HOLY CRAP 4 sacs 3 Heartbeats have to see if Quads or Triplets. May 26 2011 Triplets confirmed ready or not.
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  • I only had one beta draw, but, at about 10-11dpo my beta was 40.  I was skeptical that there was one baby, much less two.

    Congrats on your pregnancy, no matter how many are in there and keep us posted!

  • My betas in siggy. I wouldn't be surprised if you had twins in there, though you won't know until your u/s. Congrats and GL!
    4 Clomid cycles + 3 IUIs w/ injectables + 1 IVF = 1 m/c, 1 ectopic
    FET May 2011 = BFP! Beta 1 (8dp5dt): 336, Beta 2 (12dp5dt): 2033, Beta 3 (14dp5dt): 4706

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  • Congrats on your pregnancy-- my betas are in my siggy.

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    BFP #3 10/4/16... Beta 13 DPO: 145, 15 DPO: 367 12/1/16 It's a GIRL!

  • Huge congrats to you on your pregnancy!  My beta was only 129 14dpiui.  It was in the 800's 17 dpiui.  GL!!!!
  • I don't know anything about betas but I wanted to say Congrats on your pregnancy and may you have a H&H 9 mos!
  • Betas in siggy.  Congrats on your pregnancy!

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    2010: 4 IUI's + injectibles, 1 M/C

    2011: IVF #1 = BFN, IVF #2 = BFP! 2 embies implanted.

    Beta #1 at 9DP5DT = 253, Beta #2 at 12DP5DT = 875!!, First ultrasound, May 5 - Triplets?! A set of identical twins and a tagalong

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  • 352 (I think) at 14dpiui. It was originally triplets though.
  • Mine were 46 at 6 days past 5 day transfer, 309 at 10dp, and 1776 at 13dp. Betabase.org is a great place to compare your numbers. They obviously aren't always accurate, but they always showed twin numbers or me.
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  • Mine was 230 at 7dp5dt and like 450(something don't remember exactly) at 9dp5dt.  Then about a week later it was in the 3000.  GL to you

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  • My levels were never high, ever.  Found out it was multiples at my 20 week ultrasound.


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  • betas in siggy...congrats!!!
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  • At 13dp5dt mine were 3,000 something.  My RE said not definite, but most likely twins.  Lo and behold, we have two sticky babies so  far!

    ETA: congrats on your pregnancy!!  I remember you from IF.

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  • 311 at 9dp5dt and 640 something 11dp5dt
  • Congrats!  Mine were 197 (9dp5dt), 480 (12dp5dt), and 7078 (19dp5dt), almost exactly double when I was pg w/one.  Individual betas vary widely.  GL!
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  • I didn't have one done either. But my HcG must have been good. I turned the pregnancy test(s) positive in about 15 seconds. Not 4 minutes...
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  • Congrats on your BFP, my betas are in my siggie.  As everyone said beta numbers do not mean multiples but my RE did say high numbers of a comnbination of all three, HCG, Progesterone, and Estrogen can mean multiples, when is your u/s?
    H: 34 dx Azoospermia due to CBAVD from CF  
    ME: 39 IS FINE!!!  DOR and poor AMH/FSH/LH
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #1 Beta 1 373 Beta 2 1783 BOY/GIRL TWINS!! Born April 2010!!
    Natural FET 5/26/12 2 blasts Beta 1 207 Beta 2 513 Beta 3 1377 U/S 6/28 Pregnancy not viable d & c scheduled :( 
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
    IVF/ICSI #3 April 2013 MDLF 3dt of 3 embryos, chemical :(  
    IVF #4/ICSI/MESA/CCS/FET EPP April 2015
    ODWU CCRM with Dr. Sch COMPLETE!!!! Put on acai supplement they are studying for DOR and embryo quality.
    DAY 3 Labs Drawn 2/26 put on vitamin D and calcium supplements
    Regroup and Protocol Reveal 3/04 "Bazooka Protocol" EPP with MDLF "Protocol 6 with patches"
    ER/MESA 4/10 ER 9 eggs retrieved MESA success found live swimmers :)
    Fertilization Report 6 eggs mature and ICSI'd 4 eggs fertilized normally
    Day 6 Report to Blast for CCS 4/16: 2 DAY 5 BLASTS BIOPSIED FOR CCS a 4AB and a 3AB!!!!
    CCS Results BOTH BLASTS CCS NORMAL!!!!!!  call on 4/24
    Regroup call to discuss CCS results and FET call on 5/20
    FET prep: CD 1 6/08 CD 3 Start BCP 6/10, HSG 6/12 Lupron Start 10 iu 6/17 End BCP 6/21 CD 1 6/23!!!
    Start vivelle patches 6/25 change e/o/d reduce Lupron to 5iu 6/25 Blood Draw 7/01, 7/08, 7/15, 7/19
    Increase vivelle patches 7/03 2 change e/o/d and 7/05 change e/o/d 3 and 7/07 4 change e/o/d add vaginal estrace 2x a day
    Lining Check/Blood Draw 7/08 and 7/15 End Lupron 7/18  Start PIO 1ml daily 7/18  Blood  Draw 7/19
    Flight to clinic 7/22
    FET 2 CCS BLASTS :) :)  7/23 :) :) YES YES both thawed and both fully expanded :) :)
    7/26 :) :) 3dp5dt PM very very faint positive FRER
    7/27: 4dp5dt Neg Digi AM but very very faint positive FRER PM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 1-2 :) :) 
    7/31:8dp5dt AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 2-3!!!! :) :) 
    Beta 1 8/01= 408!!!!!!!!!! at 9dp5dt FET
    Beta 2 8/03 = 1014!!!!!!!!!! at 11dp5dt FET
    8/05/2015 AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 3+!!!! :) :) 
    First Ultrasound: 8/20!!!!!! TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Genetics says BOTH BOYS!!!!!!!!!
    Second Ultrasound: 9/03!!!!!!!!!!


  • 890 at 13dp5dt and 1940 at 15dp5dt. But I know at least two women who had higher levels than me and were pregnant with singletons.

    A bit random and not relevant here, but I've read that betas tend to be higher with 3dt than 5dt. Not sure why!

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