Day 21 bloods – help!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

whybee:  I’ve seen this so much on here and to be honest I’m shocked that doctors are so clueless!! Definitely book an appointment for 7dpo as soon as you O and ignore their instructions. Is it a GP? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Based on your conversation, I would go in 7DPO.  If you’ve read TCOYF, you know how many professionals do everything based off a 28-day cycle and don’t factor in that many, many women do not have a 28-day cycle.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Miss Apricot.
Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d go on day 21, and if you haven’t ovulated yet then they will know for sure.  If they want to do further testing then they can have you come back on a different cycle day, or if you temp or whatever they’ll have you come in a certain number of days post-O.  And no, you’re not crazy, they just do the day 2 and day 21 bloodwork off the bat for baselines and adjust from there!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

whybee:  OMG, that is obnoxious.  Yeah, I would also just schedule it for 7DPO.  I really have a loss of faith in their expertise when medical professionals can’t even comprehend the idea that a woman’s cycle doesn’t necessarily follow the standard 28-day model (and they can’t articulate for you why a test/procedure needs to be done when it needs to be done).

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Maybe you should switch to an OB/GYN? I don’t think I’d have that kind of testing done by a GP. They just don’t have the in depth knowledge that an OB/GYN does. Just that convo alone makes that pretty clear 🙁

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

jny1179:  As far as I know, and it’s certainly the case in Ireland too, it’s hard to get an appointment with a gyn in the UK. I did the basic tests with my GP and then got a referral to a gyn for further testing but the waiting lists can be long. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

whybee:  Even my OB was obnoxious like this.  She based everything on an 28 cycle and actually told me that all NORMAL people had EXACTLY 28 day cycles.  Bullshit.  She told me that with 40-50 day cycles I was definitely NOT ovulating and just eventually bleeding, even when I showed her my charts.  She would keep telling me to come in on CD21, but I just went 7DPO.  They are testing for progesterone at 7dpo, don’t waste time/money going in at cd21 for progesterone testing if you haven’t ovulated yet.  They will either tell you a. you haven’t ovulated yet, duh.  and/or b. come back later.  (Or mayb eyou do want CD21 test to be “wrong” so they refer you to a specialist faster).

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

whybee:  Go in at 7dpo, and don’t worry they wouldn’t even notice.

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