(Closed) Went to a dr for a sinus infection and …

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s a fairly standard question that doctors ask.

I wouldn’t worry about it too much!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My dr. almost always asks me that when I go in for seemingly unrelated issues.  It means nothing– don’t worry about it. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t worry about that – every single doctor’s appointment I go to, I always seem to be asked that question.  No matter what I may be going in for.  It’s just kind of standard once you’re of child-bearing age.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Darling Husband and I joke about this all the time.  If a woman EVER says that she isn’t feeling well, everyone assumes she’s pregnant.

“Doc, my throat hurts.”
“Could you be pregnant?”

“Doc, I was punched in the eye yesterday and now I can’t see.”
“Could you be pregnant?”

I don’t think I have ever had a doctor’s appointment when I wasn’t asked that.  Well maybe not when I was in my teens, but definitely all the most recent ones!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MightySapphire: agreed.

I can’t sniffle without being asked if I am pregnant.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

They ALWAYS ask that.  Seriously.  When I was twelve years old, I had to go get my arm x-rayed because they thought I had broken it.  The technician asked if there was any chance I could be pregnant; I said no.  Then he asked when my last period was, and I said it had been about five weeks.  He started bullying me and saying that he really had to know if I might be pregnant.  I was finally like, “Dude.  I’m a virgin.  I’ve never even HELD HANDS with a boy.”  He insisted that I was lying, so he went out and got my mom.  He pointed out that my last period had been five weeks ago, and she just looked at him like he was an idiot.  “She’s TWELVE,” she said.  “Her period isn’t regular yet.  Just give her the damn x-rays.”  It was pretty funny.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Stomach issue in female–First question we have to ask. No worries.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

As a nurse, we always ask our female patients of child bearing age if they are pregnant.  It helps determine your course of treatment since many procedures and medications are not recommended during pregnancy.  I’m sure that if the doc thought you were pregnant based on your symptoms and his/her exam, he/she would have mentioned so and sent you for a pregnancy test.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What Miss Green and Stranger1 said.

It would not be prudent practice to NOT rule out pregnancy in a female of child-bearing age no matter what they present with. We need to know as it can influence decision making about other diagnostic tests or prescriptions.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

In college the running joke was that you would go to the health center on campus and you could have a cut on your hand and they would ask “Are you pregnant? Do you have mono?” Always the same, regardless of the symptom. Wouldn’t read much into what the doctor said. Standard question.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that’s a common question for a doctor to ask.  I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  I’ve never met anyone with pregnancy symptoms that show up that early.  Plus, with your period being just two weeks ago, you’d likely have ovulated very recently (within the last week).  So, no worries! 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you said you weren’t being super careful, I think it’s a very important question to ask. Also, I got pregnant on the pill and had implantation bleeding that was almost exactly like a period – just a day and a half shorter (my period is very light because i’m on the pill).

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