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Can I ask your first name?
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How far along do you believe you are?
nice to meet u too
i dont really know exactly how many weeks
Well at that level you could really be any number of weeks after six weeks
So the earliest you could be is 6-7 weeks
But after that there is no way to know by HCG levels
so basically i cant be less than 6 weeks
here are the normal ranges
but i can be more than 6weeks
this is my result for quantitative beta H.C.G.
Yes, so as you can see you fall in many possible ranges
and let me paste u the reading they sent
the best way to tell is by last menstrual period and ultrasound
i didnt do in june and july atall
i saw it last in may
so thats why am thinking i should have been 8weeks more
okay so you are worried about the pregnancy then?
yes i just want to know actual weeks because i separated with my bf in may
You won't be able to tell the weeks just by HCG
you need to get an ultrasound and discuss with your doctor based on last menstrual period
so how can i know
if you know the date of your last menstrual period that will help
I could figure it out for you
but due to this h.c.g
i can be 7weeks or more?
any more questions for me Mary?
so basically i can be 7,8 or 9 or 10
any of those
after a certain point the HCG isn't helpful in determining dates
it is just helpful early on
oh i see
but if i do an ultrasound
i could get the exact weeks?
you there Mary?
any more questions for me?
yes am here
i have been to the hospital
they put something inside me
and they estimate 6weeks which was last week
just a question pls
that is probably pretty close
so I would say 7 weeks then is accurate
they said the baby has developed
can 6 weeks pregnancy developed like that?
cos we say the heartbeat
so i doubt am still around 6weeks or 7
should be more
You can see the heartbeat at 4 weeks
the reason for all this is that i separated with my ex in may
I understand but if the hospital told you 6 weeks and the HCG is where it is then you are most likely 6 weeks
didnt have my mestration atall june and july
i was waiting that it would come july since i cant see in june
so i went for test july
and find out i was pregnant
yes it all makes sense Mary
so for missing my period for 2months
i was thinking i would have been 8weeks gone already
no because the pregnancy doesn't occur right after the period
should have been
So I would say 7 weeks is accurate
then one more question
what is your question Mary?
my bf wants me to get dna done
bcos he wasnt sure
so thats why am trying to know how many weeks gone
cos the dna people said i can only do it after baby is 9weeks
am so confused
Well most people would do DNA after the child is born
do u think their will be a prob doing it now
any wrong thing happen to me or baby?
they said it wil cost £960
yes you cannot do it now
yes it is very expensive.
he his willing to pay it if their is no side effect
either for me or baby
you can do an amniocentesis or a CVS. Both are a risk to the baby
I wouldn't advise it
u mean u wouldnt advise dna for now?
cos i dont want any prob for my child or myself
why risk it?
Okay Mary ?
thanks for your help
i will go for ultrasound
and find out weeks
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yes you did
thank you Mary
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