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Hcg levels

Hello all
Brand new to this site so here goes...
I am 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant:)  My doc had my hcg  blood levels tested on Monday..I was 4 weeks and 5 days and it came back at 181.  My doc wants me to go back tommorow for a repeat blood test to make sure their rising..she said she's not worried but I am! 181 seems a little low:( I'm having all the symptoms of pregnancy (this is not my first pregnancy)...awful sore boobs...utter exhaustion...headaches and nausea started yesterday. I know this is in Gods hands and I'm a worrier to begin with ..so if you could all keep me in your prayers things continue on a good path I'd appreciate it☺️
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Good luck. Increase your caloric intake a bit and progesterone increasing foods and decrease estrogenic foods for now.
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I had low HCG levels at first as well. You may just not be as far as you thought. My ovulation has been off so by going off my last period, my HCG would be at 500+ but it was only at 14. Come to find out I had ovulated over 2 weeks late and was only just implanting. They do the test to make sure your numbers are close to doubling as they should, this can validate your healthy pregnancy.

Mine started at 14 then when to 72 in 2 days so we knew it was good. After my 6 weeks sonogram it was obvious I was only 6 weeks and not the 9 they assumed going off of my last period. We had assumed as much since the HCGs were low.

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Thank you!! Yes I was tested at 4 weeks so it's anyone's guess when I ovulated..:)
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