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Inaccurate info from nurse. My beta was actually lower

My nurse emailed me on Monday night with my second beta results. She said it was 294 which was up from 93 three days prior giving me a doubling time of just over 43 hours. While waiting all day long for the beta results, I signed up for a LabCorp patient portal account. Well, today my beta results from Monday showed up. They weren't 294, they were 249! She transposed the numbers in her email to me. This puts my doubling time at just over 50 hours. I'm disapointed because my numbers seem awfully low compared to others that seem to be the same dpt as me, and finding out my second beta was even lower than I first thought has made me freak out just a little bit extra.

11dp5dt-93

14dp5dt - 249

I'm waiting for my third beta to come back as we speak but has anyone started out with numbers like this and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy? Being pregnant is SO new to me....thanks for any encouragement you can provide. I'm kind of sick of worrying, physically sick! :(

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Me (32) DH (36) - Finding our way to baby #1
Me: POF/DOR - AMH <0.16, heterozygous c677t MTHFR, insulin resistant and gluten intolerant
DH: Severe MFI

12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
8/1/12 - IVF #1 - Zero response from max stims (600iu intramuscularly)
My ovaries are just for decoration

12/6/12 - Adopted five embryos that had been frozen for over ten years!
2/11/13 - DEmbryo FET #1 Thawed four, sadly two didn't survive. Transferred two beautiful blasts. 
2/16/13 - First BFP of my life @ 6dp5dt! EDD 10/30/13
3/27/13 - After beta and u/s hell, no heartbeat ever detected. D&C at 9w1d.

6/5/13 - Adopted four new embryos that had been frozen for seven years!
 
9/12/13 - DEmbryo FET #2. Thawed and transferred two beautiful blasts
9/17/13 - BFP @ 5dp6dt! EDD 05/31/14
9/29/13 - m/c @ 5w1d. :(

11/19/13 - DEmbryo FET #3. Thawed and transferred one blast from each batch. Wow!
11/23/13 - BFP @ 4dp6dt! EDD 8/7/13
Beta #1 @ 13dp6dt - 522  Beta #2 @ 16dp6dt - 1373 
6w5d ultrasound showed one perfect baby with a beautiful heartbeat of 134bpm!

Snowflake baby is a girl! 
Our beautiful Snowflake girl arrived on July 22, 2014! 
 
 
My embryo adoption blog: Wishing on a Snowflake
 
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Re: Inaccurate info from nurse. My beta was actually lower

  • (((hugs))), I am so sorry your numbers were told to you incorrectly. That's awful. And I'm sorry you are worried, but I think your doubling time is still fine. I know that my office likes to see at least a 60% increase every other day and your numbers are still above that. Hang in there!
  • Hi Liz!  So glad to "see" you over here!!

    As for doubling time, there's really not a huge difference beween 43 and 50 hours when you consider that most RE's want to see a doubling every 48-72 hours.  You're still on the lower end of that range.  I'm sure lots of girls wil chime-in with doubling times that were very similar to yours and even many successes with much slower times.  Hang in there.  The worry seems to just keep on comin' when dealing with IF.  Hopefully today's beta will ease your mind some.  Big hugs!

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    DX: MFI & DOR (FSH=9.9, 7.2, 11.6, 12.3; AMH=.19, .27, .007)
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    09/11 IVF#1 (long lurpon) converted to IUI#2 due to poor response=BFN
    11/11 IVF#1.2 (MDLF) 5R/5M/4F w/ICSI 3dt of 3=BFN
    1/12 hysteroscopy to remove polyps
    3/12 IVF #2 (MDLF) 7R/5M/5F w/ICSI 3dt of 3=BFP!!! Beta #1 (14dpo)=113, Beta #2 (16 dpo)=385, Beta #3 (23 dpo)=3267, Beta #4 (30 dpo)=15,494 
    first u/s (6 wks, 3 days) reveals possible cervical pregnancy
    confirmed cervical pregnancy with fetal HB (7 wks, 2 days)
    5 days in the hospital to end pregnancy (8 wks, 3 days) and monitor bleeding + MTX injects
    6/1/12 hCG finally at zero!!
    6/21/12 hysteroscopy #2=all clear!
    8/12 IVF#3 (EPP/MDLF) 4R/4F w/ICSI, 3dt of 4=chem pg
    10/12 IVF#4 (MDLF) 10R/9M/7F w/ICSI, 5dt of 2, Beta#1 (14dpo)=193, Beta #2 (16dpo)=741, Beta #3 (19dpo)=3949, Beta #4 (5w5d)=35,000+, Beta #5 (6w5d)=91,000+
    04/13 Hospital bed rest at 24wks due to severe cervical shortening and dilation
    05/13 Home bed rest for remainder of pregnancy
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  • UGH! I am SO sorry you are dealing with this. Total unecessary stress at a time when you don't need it.

    BUT - echoing PPs. I think you are OK. It's not so much where the numbers are as much as the doubling time. And even though it's a little slower than you thought, it still appears to be perfectly on track to me.

    FX for a kick as* beta today to put this whole issue to bed!


    "I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I"m still looking up."
    TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
    IVF #1 - July 2012 - Stims start 7/2, ER 7/12, 20 retrieved, 16 mature, 13 fertilized!
    ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
    12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th

    Our Little Easter Bunny has arrived!

    Molly Mildred born 03/31/13


    TTC A Sibling....... FET #1 11/14/14, Transferred one beautiful blast

    Remaining four frosties arrested due to "embryologist error"

    Plllllleasssee stick little icicle.....Beta 11/23...BFN

    Starting ALL over with a fresh IVF cycle

    Stims start 11/28/14, ER December 10th, 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, only 4 fertilized 

    1 Blast Transferred on December 15th..... Beta Christmas Eve... Please Santa, bring me a baby!

    Beta #1 345.....Beta #2....750/ First U/S 1/13/15/HB 131....EDD 9/2/2015

  • Ughh Liz, that sucks you were given the wrong info (((hugs))). Like PPs have said the doubling time they like to see is 48-72 hours - so a 50 hour doubling time is at the very low end of that range. I think that you are completely fine, but I understand your worry.

    FX your 3rd beta takes those worries away!! 

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  • That would infuriate me!  As if we don't have enough to stress about.

    However, I think and hope you are still good.  My first doubling time was 64 hours. The second doubling time was down to somewhere in the 40s.

    Good luck! 

    TTC since May 2010

    2/2011 - Initial consultation with RE

    4/2011 - DX: IF related to anovulation + MFI

    8/2011-11/2011 3 failed IUIs

    IVF#1 Jan/Feb 2012-Long Lupron/6ER/6M/3F/0 to transfer

    Switched to new RE

    IVF#2 April 2012-First time ever BFP!

    confirmed blighted ovum d/t tetraploidy @ 7w2d; D&C @ 9w (6/11/12)

    IVF #3 October 2012 ER 10/28 9R/8M/3F ET 10/31 2 8 cell Embies
    BFP! Beta#1(12dp3dt)=158 Beta#2(14dp3dt)=265 Beta#3(19dp3dt)=1905
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  • Sorry Liz, that is terrible that they have you inaccurate results! I echo PP, and think you're still well within normal range.

    Pls update us with beta 3!
    TTC #1 since Oct 2009, Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    HSG: Right tube all clear, left tube inconclusive
    3 failed Clomid Cylces
    4/5 lap revealed blocked left tube, but right tube is open
    April/May- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1= CANCELLED left ovary ovulating
    June 1- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1 = BFN
    June 28- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #2 =BFP!
    7/12 Beta #1= 14 Beta #2= >5 Chemical Pregnancy :(
    July-Nov long break to recover emotionally and financially
    Nov 24- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #3= BFN
    Jan 22- Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI# 4 = CANCELLED no response on right
    IVF #1- Start stims 4/7, ER 4/20, 21R, 14F, 6 frosties, ET 4/25, 2 embryos transferred= BFN :(
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    FET #1 take 2- August 2012, delayed until Sept-CANCELLED
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    FET #2- Transfer 12/4--Cancelled, no embies survived thaw :(
    Next steps-- IVF #2 with new RE in March
    HOLY SURPRISE BFP 2/15/13!!!! Beta 1- 286, Beta 2- 782, First Ultrasound 2/25- baby in uterus & all looks good!


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  • Those numbers still sound good to me.  But I had like the worst numbers ever and I shocked the dr with lo :)  Numbers are not the end all and be all.  Just think - if we were fertile people, we would pee on a stick and it would say pregnant and we would never know what a beta is.  But your numbers still sound great :)
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    Beta 2 1-2-13 - 31
    Beta 3 1-4-13 - 53
    Beta 4 1/9 - 212!
    Ultrasound 1/10 - Nothing completely empty uterus Beta 1/14 - 743; Beta 1/17 - 1704 ultrasound shows nothing. Officially a miscarriage. 1/21 Beta 3900 Dr. says it ectopic. Ultrasound shows a miracle heartbeat right in the uterus where it belongs! Dr. says I can be cautiously optomistic!!! Hang in there baby!
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    Those numbers still sound good to me.  But I had like the worst numbers ever and I shocked the dr with lo :)  Numbers are not the end all and be all.  Just think - if we were fertile people, we would pee on a stick and it would say pregnant and we would never know what a beta is.  But your numbers still sound great :)

    I keep thinking this over and over again and you're right. FU IF! This is such a mind f*ck!

    ************ Signature/Ticker Warning ************
    Me (32) DH (36) - Finding our way to baby #1
    Me: POF/DOR - AMH <0.16, heterozygous c677t MTHFR, insulin resistant and gluten intolerant
    DH: Severe MFI

    12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
    8/1/12 - IVF #1 - Zero response from max stims (600iu intramuscularly)
    My ovaries are just for decoration

    12/6/12 - Adopted five embryos that had been frozen for over ten years!
    2/11/13 - DEmbryo FET #1 Thawed four, sadly two didn't survive. Transferred two beautiful blasts. 
    2/16/13 - First BFP of my life @ 6dp5dt! EDD 10/30/13
    3/27/13 - After beta and u/s hell, no heartbeat ever detected. D&C at 9w1d.

    6/5/13 - Adopted four new embryos that had been frozen for seven years!
     
    9/12/13 - DEmbryo FET #2. Thawed and transferred two beautiful blasts
    9/17/13 - BFP @ 5dp6dt! EDD 05/31/14
    9/29/13 - m/c @ 5w1d. :(

    11/19/13 - DEmbryo FET #3. Thawed and transferred one blast from each batch. Wow!
    11/23/13 - BFP @ 4dp6dt! EDD 8/7/13
    Beta #1 @ 13dp6dt - 522  Beta #2 @ 16dp6dt - 1373 
    6w5d ultrasound showed one perfect baby with a beautiful heartbeat of 134bpm!

    Snowflake baby is a girl! 
    Our beautiful Snowflake girl arrived on July 22, 2014! 
     
     
    My embryo adoption blog: Wishing on a Snowflake
     
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