Call after ultrasound? Worried

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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1898 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

rosegoldlover : My doctor called me the next day with my results. She simply said everything looks good, and that I needed to come in for a repeat scan in 4 weeks because baby girl was stubborn and wouldnt show her spine. Hopefully they get back to you soon! My ultrasound tech said that if she saw anything alarming I would have talked to a doctor the same day as my visit, if that is any comfort. I hope all is well with your little baby!

Post # 4
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5584 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is just awful, I can’t imagine the anxiety that you have been left with. I’m not sure how the voicemail was worded but to leave something like that in a voicemail and now you can’t get in contact with anyone, ugh

It could be standard practice but I feel for you so badly right now, I can only imagine your stress level

It’s lunchtime where I am at, if it’s the same time where you are, some offices close for lunch.

I hope you get a hold of someone soon

Post # 5
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1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

rosegoldlover :  This happened to me with my daughter once and it totally freaked me out.  I just knew from my doctor’s voice that something was up, but the office wouldn’t answer the phone or call me back.  It was the end of the week and I ended up leaving work early to drive to the office to ask in person before they closed.  The doctor actually saw me right away (clearly a red flag) and told me my daughter had a 1/4 chance of down syndrome.  Ultimately, my daughter did not have down syndrome and is fine.  But who knows how many years they took off my life by not just saying what they had to say in the message or answering the phone.

Post # 7
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

rosegoldlover :  I’m happy for you but that so freaking annoying, why couldn’t they just say that on the voicemail or wait until your next appointment, it’s moved by 2 days….you’d think they would know how to deal with pregnant women!! 

Post # 8
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47256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

rosegoldlover :  One thing to remember for the future is that doctors almost never give bad news over the phone. If they call and/or leave a message, the issue is minor or good news. If there is bad news or negative results, they will almost always simply ask you to make a new appointment.

Post # 9
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1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

rosegoldlover :  So glad everything was normal!  I have no idea why they wouldn’t just say that in the message, instead of leaving you to worry for hours.  When we went to our genetic counselor, she could tell how traumatized I was from what the ob office did, and promised me she would not leave any cryptic messages.  I liked her for that!  

Post # 10
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

julies1949 :  Not always or maybe just pertaining to pregnancy. I had a physical last year and my doctors office called and asked me to come in when I had an appointment already scheduled for two days later when I arrived for my appointment she said the reason she called me is that she wanted me to come in earlier to tell me I have Type 2 Diabetes. 

Post # 11
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47256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureMrsA2020 :  Your doctor did exactly what I stated. They called you to come in to the office. They didn’t tell you that you had diabetes over the phone.

Post # 12
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8468 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

rosegoldlover :  that’s super annoying but at least it’s nothing bad!

Also I think moving a due date by 2 days is super silly. It doesn’t even make a difference. If you were a week or more off then I get it, but 2 days? They tried to move my due date with my daughter based on her measurements and then I reminded them she was an IVF baby – our conception date wasn’t an estimate. We knew down to the exact hour when she was created lol. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

” I really wish they would have just told me my new due date at my appointment on Tuesday instead of leaving a cryptic voicemail about something important since it’s still months away.”

 

Patient Privacy Laws in the US and several other countries make this challenging.  A doctor’s office isn’t allowed to disclose your personal medical information, and if they don’t know 100% for sure that you’re the only person with access to that voice mail, they won’t leave a message.  You may want to specifically tell them that it’s ok to leave voice mails with medical details, but some of them still won’t. 

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