June 24, 2009
I have been a member of FT for a little over a year now. I joined after an early miscarriage (6 weeks), and my DH and I have been trying ever since (14 months). Well, about two weeks ago I got my first super faint BFP!!
I am a little nervous about this pregnancy, so I asked my doctor for a blood test to measure hcg and progesterone levels. My best guess is that I was 5w - 5w3d when my blood was drawn last Monday.
My doctor told me that my hcg levels was 41,100 and my progesterone level was 29.1. He said the numbers were high, but based on what I have read, the hcg level seems way high! Are these normal numbers? Is it possible that my doctor is measuring hcg with some other unit? Any information/thoughts would be much appreciated!