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Freaking out Pregnancy question

So ive had a few terrible pregnancy losses. And after many attempts of ivf
Im finally pregnant. It was a single embryo transfer (frozen)
Now exactly 14 days after embryo transfer i get a positive blood test
First the clinic rings and says: all is well congrats and they are so happy.
Two hours later- my ob rings and says the hcg levels are 2600 or maybe he said 2300.. and tbey are abnormally high and there could be something wrong
He didnt say what and just say do another teat on thursday (2days) im freaking out from worrying.
Any ideas what a high level if hcg means?
My first day of last period was 1 july

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Firstly congratulations! I am about to have my first transfer next week so I can understand some of the journey you have been on.
There is some* evidence to suggest a high hcg with twins. In your case it would be identical, where the single transfer has split. He wants to see the hcg doubling every 48 hrs hence the test again on Thursday. As the other poster said high hcg is a good thing as long as it continues to double every 48 hrs until about 6 weeks. Also is he checking the progesterone? A pregnancy needs it to continue, its the dropping of progesterone that causes AF to come.

* people with singles babies have also Had high hcg so cannot be a reliable source of twins.

Good luck and keep us posted if you would like.

OP Thankyou. Good luck with your transfer. Sending you positive vibes xx

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 Thank you 🙏
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 Op of the comment here : Thinking of you today and hope it goes the way you want with a happy ending
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A high hCG level could indicate a few different things, most of which are not concerning. It might mean the calculation of your pregnancy date is incorrect and that you're further along than you previously thought. It could also signal that you're having more than one child, such as twins or triplets. If you are taking fertility drugs, your levels of hCG to increase as well. It could mean nothing at all – some women have a high hCG level and continue on with a normal pregnancy and have a single, healthy baby.

Less commonly, high hCG levels can indicate a significant complication with your pregnancy – namely a molar pregnancy.

 What’s a molar pregnancy ?
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 A molar pregnancy is a rare abnormality occurring in one out of every 1,000 pregnancies. Molar pregnancies are believed to result from a genetic mistake in the fertilising sperm or egg, which causes the cells that would typically develop into a fetus to grow into a non-cancerous mass instead. As a result, there is no viable pregnancy.
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 In the ivf world usually a molar pregnancy equates to a sack but no fetal pole or heart heartbeat at the 6/7 week dating scan.
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 Yes exactly as above a none cancerous mass meaning without a fetus that is all it is.
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I’m no expert but I thought high hcg meant less chance of a loss? It’s the hormone that makes you nauseous - maybe he’s concerned about that really bad sickness Kate Middleton had?
Try to relax - if you’re really worried, is there a trusted smart friend who can google it for you? I wouldn’t suggest you do it yourself as you are already stressed.
Surely if it was very serious he would have called you in?
All the best for it x

If you were taking hormones, it could affect the results. Or, you could be further along than they thing, having gotten pregnant the old fashioned way. Or, there could be identical multiples. Or your body is more sensitive to hormonal changes... there are many reasons the results could be a little funky.

The 2nd test number should be approximately double after 48 hours. It will show if the pregnancy is viable long before they can see a heartbeat, even by internal ultrasound.

Congratulations 💙❤

My friend had high levels through an ivf pregnancy. She had twins!
I hope everything goes well for this pregnancy