High HCG levels in early pregnancy

hopeful29

5 Posts
Reply Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 5:02am
Dr. Braverman,
Can you tell me if high HCG is really a problem? I read that it could be a sign of down syndrome.
Background:

My LMP was 1/28. I was on estrogen until I did my fet on 2/18 with 2 - 3 day embryos. Beta was 13 days after FET. it was 1389, estrogen 2300 and p4 was 17.4. I went in yeterday for repeat blood and an u/s. I am techincally 4 weeks 4 days based on FET. They saw a gestational sac that was measuring on track. My levels increased to 4553. The nurse said that I am 5 weeks 2 days based on my lmp but technically 4 weeks 4 days. it's so confusing. but are my levels too high? They did only see one sac. I got back in 12 days and am praying to see cardiac activity.

Dr. Braverman

2026 Posts
RE: High HCG levels in early pregnancy Posted on: Mar 6, 2014 at 6:14am
This all seems fine, I would not be concerned here , I would expect all to progress well. Of course Im only using the information you gave me you must follow the advice of your doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.