Post # 1
So, I didn’t have a period for all of October. I called my doctor’s office to talk to a nurse to make sure everything was okay. The nurse pretty much chewed me out for not taking a urine pregnancy test. I told her I had a quantitative blood test run on the 20th of October and my levels were below two. HELLO that means not pregnant, right? She didn’t listen and told me to take a urine blood test tomorrow morning. Do I even need to waste my time? I’m not pregnant. Even if I were to get pregnant the 21st of October the test wouldn’t show it. How often do people just skip periods? Ugh, I guess this is more of a rant than anything. Thanks for listening!
Post # 3
Do you have any circumstances that would cause you to miss a period (PCOS) or anything like that? Maybe she just said that to cover her ass?
Post # 4
Are you under a lot of stress, or changed your birth control recently? There are many things that can cause you to skip a period that aren’t pregnancy. She probably should NOT have chewed you out – maybe call back and ask to talk to someone else?
Post # 5
@Candy_Nee: nope! Well, not to my knowledge. I’ve never been diagnosed with PCOS so I guess it might be a possibility.
@Dragonsus: Not super stressed and no birth control change. I think I’m going to take a test just so that I can tell them that I did. Then when it’s negative I can call and ask to speak to a different nurse.
Post # 6
Doctors and nurses are trained to look for horses, not zebras. A pregnancy test is a cheap and easy way to rule out an obvious cause for your issue. Just take one so you can move on to the next step. She shouldn’t have been snotty to you though!
Post # 7
Also, a missed period sometimes just happens. It’s not always a medical problem…
Post # 8
@FreeRangeMom: Ditto what you said. 🙂
@mrshudson: Are you sure you were talking to an actual nurse, though? A lot of people mistakenly think they’re talking to a nurse when they’re actually talking to a medical assistant.