Ultrasound tech AND doctor acting super suspicious!!!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im going to ask you the same questions!

Are you TTC and when was your last period? 

Is there a chance you could actually be pregnan?

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000


I wouldn’t say they’re acting suspicious. There’s no real mystery. They think the images might show an amniotic sac or something else related to a pregnancy, and are asking questions to refine the hypothesis (if, say, you’d had your ovaries removed, they could forego the pregnancy tests and follow another line of logic).

Calm down. Either you are or you aren’t and the test results will let you know. But yes, it’s appropriate at this stage that they don’t just come out and say ‘we think you might be pregnant’ as this is not what you came in for and they do not know how you would respond. They can’t make that statement without concrete proof. It’d be getting into merky areas, ethically-speaking.

If you aren’t, then of course, they’ll look at the images in another light and find the reason for what they assumed they saw, in addition to providing care for your kidney cyst. I’m pretty sure you know all this already, but it certainly would have come as a surprise to be hit with all that in an appointment you thought was related to something entirely different! I think most of us would be freaking out a little.

I hope they get back to you with the results soon!

Post # 5
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d go get a FRER and hold for 4 hours instead of waiting for the prescribed blood and urine tests! FX for you! Is timing possible for you to be pregnant?

Post # 6
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Maybe you are pregnant? 

I would just get a pregnancy test and see what it says.

Post # 8
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Why don’t you just take a pregnancy test and find out for sure?

Post # 9
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@AlmostMrsShield: Since I know you’ve been trying for a while, I’d say you’re preggers, and maybe multiples or far along.  You could be one of those women who test negative on pee sticks. Let us know!!

Post # 10
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AlmostMrsShield:  It does seem really weird that neither the doctor nor the technician could look at your chart long enough to remember why you were in the office.  I agree that they must have seen evidence of pregnancy, but couldn’t tell you that directly for liability reasons.  I’d get a pregnancy test stat.

Post # 11
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hmm… This is interesting. I can’t wait to see what you find out!

Post # 12
1353 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well if you were TTC this sounds like it could be a big positive! 😀

Post # 13
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

You’d think a doctor could be like, Well I might see some initial pregnancy indications, pee on this stick….?!

Post # 14
6977 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just had a blood pregnancy test done and it was ready in like 20 minutes…I’d call and see if they have the results personally.


Post # 15
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@AlmostMrsShield:  Ah, I hope it is good news!!! The fact that AF this month was odd and you’re feeling off is promising. Have you POAS and when was the last time?

Either they’ll tell you yiu are or were pregnant(or they were wrong). Hopefully it is the former. I agree with pps. Go and get a FRER!!!

Post # 16
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Polygon:  they could know why she was there from the chart and still not know whether or not she’s TTC, capable of conception, or has even been sexually active. (I can’t even tell you how many people assure me during triage that they have no medical or surgical  history and then later “oh, yeah, I had a hysterectomy/ablation/etc”).

We’re not mind readers and charts are nearly always incomplete and often incorrect. it’s always best practice to ask the patient about critical indormation in person.

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