(Closed) Doctor is freaking me out – could use some reassurance

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Newbee

I don’t know much about Clomid or any of those medications or similar procedures but I know from friends that they usually do a hcg test and then another hcg test in 48 hours to see if the numbers are doubling. Definitely request a hcg test. That should give you some peace of mind. Good luck 🙂 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My symptoms ebbed and flowed during the first trimester.  Some days I was fine, other days I wanted to die. Of course,  I flipped out inbetween a little.   Even in my third trimester, I have days were baby kicks put me doubled over, and other days where I am fine (though baby still kicks) and I start wondering if something is going on (which it isn’t, I am just nervous as heck)

I had to go in for dating ultrasounds, and at 6 weeks 3 days, in my ultrasound I got to see the baby’s heartbeat, which was cool.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Measuring early can be a sign of an impending poor outcome, reduced symptoms can be too. At this stage there’s no way to know which you will be, a friend of mine pregnant at the same time as me had early meayrents, bleeding, no symptoms and now has a toddler from that pregnancy, I had the same and had a miscarriage. Early pregnancy is impossible to predict and if it were me, having had bad outcomes, I’d be grateful they care enough to check rather than let the unknown drag on. I really hope you have a good outcome from your pregnancy and wish you all the luck, it’s such a stressful time. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

It sounds like they are not really paying attention, and that everything is as it should be. You know your cycle better than anyone, and I would trust that over using your LMP. This really is too early to see anything, and I personally would vote for waiting a week and then going in for an ultrasound. I think I was able to see a heartbeat just before 7 weeks though, so you may be able to see something this week. I think it’s a great sign you saw the beginning of the yolk sac, and that this doctor is just not listening to you! I also had symptoms that would come and go and for the most part felt completely normal for the first trimester. Hope to hear a happy update soon!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You need to calm down. You’re telling them things & they are taking you at your word. Chill. They only want to do the test because you called them & told them you thought you were having problems. They want to reassure you, so they order an ultrasound. Just take some deep breaths. Enjoy the moment. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Hi there. I’m a doctor but obviously not your doctor and don’t know the specifics of your clinical situation. But going off what you’ve said, I can give some very  general advice. 

I’m confused as to what the actual “issue” is? You had an US and you were given a date (this is the appropriate way to date, LMP etc is just used prior to the US to give an estimate). 

Regarding your symptoms, these sound normal for first trimester. Also, do you mean reteroverted uterus? 

You are still in early days. Miscarriages do unfortunately happen, often early, so I can understand that you are stressed especially if it’s your first child.  Also the “phone tag” would warrant a doctor requesting to see you again because they are probably just wondering what is going on with you and why you are so stressed. Any good doctor would do that. 

All I can suggest is to try and relax, attend your appointments as suggested, and have some faith that your medical professional knows your case intimately and knows what they are doing. 

Don’t do anymore cheap HCG tests as they just measure over a low HCG threshold, your doctor can do a quantitative HCG test which is what gives the information required about the progression of your pregnancy. 

All the best! x

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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krys1928 :  I saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks so this ultrasound may be reassuring. Either listen to your doctor or find a doctor you like better but it’s not fair to them to call with concerns and them get upset that they are taking them seriously.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

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krys1928 :  the home HCG tests should not give you any reassurance as even in the worst case scenario (miscarriage) they would still be positive at this time. 

please just wait for your appointment. perhaps keep a diary of your symptoms etc and any questions you have and take that to the next appointment. if you don’t like your dr perhaps you can change? xo

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Unfortunately all you can do now is wait and see. Trust me, I know how stressful this part is! At 6.5 weeks, there should be a good heartbeat so hopefully you get to see/hear that! Keep us posted!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh and I wouldn’t read too much into symtpoms. It’s still pretty early for full blown morning sickness. 

I also have a retroverted uterus and it doesnt really matter. You may not start showing as early because of it, but that’s about it.

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