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hCG at 45, 11dpo... nurse has terrified me

So  a nurse from my OB's office just called with the results of my first draw at 11dpo, and this is how the conversation went:

"Well we got a positive test, but your numbers aren't that good.  It came back at 45."

I told her that I am very early, and that technically I haven't even missed my period yet (would be due in two days, three when they drew my blood.). She said, "oh, you might be ok"

MIGHT be okay?!  Thanks for scaring the *** out me.

I go back tomorrow for another draw, and I know doubling is all that matters, but I'm looking to you girls for input/advice and honest opinions.

Also, I know there is a website where users submit their hCG levels, does anyone know that website??

Thank you all so much, and please send me those good vibes.

I am terrified.


ETA: explained who called me, not the doctor.

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Re: hCG at 45, 11dpo... nurse has terrified me

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    and my HCG was 96 at like 16 DPO. That nurse is ridiculous!

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  • Is it a RE nurse or OB nurse. I'm guessing an OB nurse. They are not too familiar with early HCG numbers, and I have experience the same thing in my office. My beta at 11dpo was 15, at 13 dpo, was 43 and at 17dpo (yesterday) was 324. You probably tested v
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  • I'm surprised the nurse said that...  I think 45 at 11dpo sounds like a great number!  And like you said, the most important thing is the doubling.  Sending lots of beta doubling dust your way!

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    That nurse is ridiculous!

    Some Nurses need to take an

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  • Mine was 41 at 13dpo.  They said it was a little lower that they would like, but it looks like I am a late implanter.  It's all about the doubling.  I'm currently 9w2d, and everything is progressing perfectly.

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  • imageDebra4869:
    Is it a RE nurse or OB nurse. I'm guessing an OB nurse. They are not too familiar with early HCG numbers, and I hav
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    I'm surprised the nurse said that...  I think 45 at 11dpo sounds like a great number!  And like you said, th

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  • Your number is perfect and your nurse is an idiot! At 19dpo my beta was only 91!

    Sending doubling vibes!

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  • That's crazy! My first beta was 30, and I was later than you! She is not thinking before she speaks!
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  • I wouldn't listen to that nurse.  Like PP say, they don't always know what the numbers mean.  I also recommend checking out Beta Base.  Hang in there!
  • My RE looks for 70+ at 14dpo. Your nurse needs to go back to reproduction class. 

    FWIW, I've never had betas that high at 11dpo. I've had three viable pgs, and 2 of those are currently destroying the house right now. 

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  • Everyone knows that it's the doubling that matters...she needs to STFU
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  • mine was 7 at 10 dpo and the nurse was sure I was miscarrying..if you look at my ticker clearly not;).....also my daughter I think my first beta was around 50 at 11dpo ..thats a great start!
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  • I cannot put in to words how reassuring and calming your advice has been, ladies.  My husband has put a call in to the doctor to make a complaint, we are just wating for her to call us back.  This women has always been an icy, rude person, an

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  • At 11 DPO my beta was 44 and I am now 15.5 weeks. Your nurse is a jerk. 
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    My first thought was 45 at 11 DPO is a great number! Keeping my FX for doubling levels!
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    Panic not! A beta of 45 is very good at 11dpo. Mine was 53 at 12dpo. That nurse does NOT know what she's talking about, how dare she scare you. Will you be having a second beta drawn? That's the only way to truly judge a beta, is with the doubling time. E
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  • Well, my husband just got off the phone with our doctor.  She was pretty upset at the nurse and said she would "talk to her about it" so I trust she will.  She reassured us that we need not worry and just come in tomorrow between 12-3 for my

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  • I think 34 weeks, levels can be anywhere from 5150? There's a chart somewhere on the Internet and range varies from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy.
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  • I think I was at 45 at 12 DPO.  That is a great number!
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  • That's a great number! At 11dpo my beta was 29 and my little girl is now 3months old. Congrats!
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  • That nurse is crazy for saying anything of the sorts.  Shame on her!

    Your beta is great - higher than mine would have been at 11dpo.  At 13dpo (two days past yours) my beta was 52.8.  Mine continued to more than double, and we ha

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