... A. My HcG levels were at 3.98. ... (5 replies)
... with my 2nd child. My OB did a quad screen at 14 wks, 1 day, which she now tells me may have been a little early. Inhibin, AFP and estriol are all normal but my hcg was flagged as high with a risk for Down syndrome. From what I've read, however, only one marker does not demonstrate an increased risk. ... (7 replies)
... High levels could indicate down syndrome but usually it means that either your due date is off or you are carrying multiples. ... (6 replies)
... Does high HCG levels indicate a possiblility of down syndrome? ... (6 replies)
... I also was recently told I have elevated HCG levels, but all my other screening looked good. I'm wondering if the fact I was on Clomid affected my levels? ... (5 replies)
... at greater risk for placenta problems later on. I'll have a few more ultrasounds and check ups to make sure everything's going smoothly. I don't know what higher HCG with everything else normal may indicate. ... (5 replies)
... I am with hotmama08! I was 39 with my first pregnancy and I had the pre screening and it said I had a very high chance of having a down baby.. It was the most stressful time in my life! I was always planning to have an amino and did not WANT The blood work! ... (5 replies)
... Hi Speechie,
Sorry I can't answer your question. I have read that too and I am also worried about down's. I am sure since your test came back abnormal your doc will order so more extensive testing. Best of luck to you and the rest of us. (5 replies)
... are healthy. I thought my levels were a little high for the dpo, but maybe not? ... (6 replies)
... My levels at 11dpo was HCG=60 and Progesterone=50.5
My levels at 16dpo was HCG=661 and Progesterone=36.7
Do these levels sound ok? Thanks so much. (6 replies)
... e 7 weeks possibly creeping into 8. My first pregnancy that ended in MS, my count was 21 so this is way higher! I was a bit concerned because I have heard that high HCG levels may be an indicator of Down Syndrome, but I have also heard for multiples too. Who knows. I just need to relax!! lol Thanks for your input. ... (4 replies)
... accurate. The baby was face down and not moving on the ultrasound, which made me think it was dead, but it still has a heartbeat and was moving some. ... (2 replies)
... I am 40 and am going to have the first trimester screening at 12 weeks, and I also scheduled a CVS at 13 weeks, just in case the first test says I'm high risk. ... (5 replies)
... I was 37 when I have my first pregnancy. I failed my initial screen tremendously, from the ultrasound to blood test. My OB gave me one in less than 4 chances of baby being Downs and I was heartbroken. We did the amnio and my son is a perfect healthy baby boy with no genetic or physical problems.
Remember, it is a screening, not diagnostic.
I am pregnant again and decided... (5 replies)
... for down syndrome. A very high risk. They sent me to have the CVS done last Friday. I am dying here. I feel I have no more energy and really depressed. ... (89 replies)
... You are welcome!!!
Enjoy this special time :) (6 replies)
... I have just been reading about this is my magazine for you. They say that there are not actually 'normal' levels this early in a Pregnancy. The only time you need to worry is if the numbers are not icreasing very fast. They will peak at about 10 - 12 weeks when they should be at around 300,000!!!
Your figures are rising beautifully. This shows a strong, healthy... (6 replies)
... It can be an indicator as DS ~ but usually later on in a PG once the levels have hit a peak. The early weeks are more often because of multiples or your dates being slightly wrong. Even a couple of days can make a big difference. (6 replies)
... Also, just as a point of reference, the triple screen tests for Alpha fetal protein - to make sure that levels are normal (high levels can indicate neural tube defects and low levels can indicate Down's syndrome); hcG - the level continues to go up until around the 14th week then goes down and disappears completely (the presence of it after 14 weeks can indicate problems);... (28 replies)