Post # 1
I went and got my ultrasound this afternoon, throughot the process, the technician was asking if we were trying for a baby, how long since my last period etc….I thought it was veyr odd to be asking such unprovoked questions – afterall, I thought i was having a simple kidney cyst looked at! I took them to the doctor to have them analysed, but he said he wasn’t qualified to give a formal report…but he asked EXACTLY THE SAME QUESTIONS as the technician did, just from looking at the film!!!!! He then proceeded to ask what made me get the ultrasound in the first place, asked about contraception, if we’re trying etc then said “I don’t want to say anything and it be wrong”. He then referred me for both blood and urine pregnancy tests and told me to come back tomorrow when the test results and formal report for the ultrasound.
WHAT THE HELLL???!?!?!?!?!?!
Post # 3
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
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
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
Maybe you are pregnant?
I would just get a pregnancy test and see what it says.
Post # 8
Why don’t you just take a pregnancy test and find out for sure?
Post # 9
@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
@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
Hmm… This is interesting. I can’t wait to see what you find out!
Post # 12
Well if you were TTC this sounds like it could be a big positive! 😀
Post # 13
- 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
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
@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
@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.