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#1 odette88

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

Hello there I need some advice my mum when she was pregnant with me and my brothers n sister she said all the pregnancy tests at home said she wasn't pregnant right up to the day we were all born and that with me she had her periods till I was born, recently I have tried to conceive and my periods instead of being 7 days long on a 29 day cycle I am lasting 3 days on a 23 day cycle and now I am craving strange things special when I am highly allergic to seafood all I wan is seafood, I have gotten bigger in the tummy and have a little lump in the lower part of tummy, I have done a heap of tests and all said negative I have a dr appointment tomorrow afternoon and was wondering is it worth asking for an ultrasound as it was the only way my mum could tell if she was pregnant

#2 Tarantara

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Perhaps rethink your username, and invest in a couple of paragraphs.

Edited by Jillian_10, 23 November 2012 - 05:59 AM.


#3 WYSIWYG

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Blood test will be able to give you the answers you need.

#4 Crap Napper

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

Your doctor will probably want to do a blood test, and if you have a noticable lump on your abdomen he/she will no doubt be able to feel an enlarged uterus. but you are within your rights to ask for an ultrasound if there is any question at all. Your mums history might not be terribly relevant, because pregnancy tests have come a long way since then in terms of sensitivity, but if you are concerned, then your doctor should be able to put your mind at ease.

#5 ~buzz~

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

sorry OP but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me

if you think you are pregnant then ask your doctor for a blood test at your appointment and possibly a dating scan

#6 odette88

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

If its any help my sister who just had baby number three siad her tests didn't show anything apart from the ultrasounds

If its any help my sister who just had baby number three siad her tests didn't show anything apart from the ultrasounds

#7 ~buzz~

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

DP

Edited by ~buzz~, 20 November 2012 - 11:24 AM.


#8 Koobie83

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

I agree with PP - pregnancy tests are more accurate these days than ever. When I was born a chemist did the test for mum and she had to wait overnight for the results. These days tests can pick up HCG before you are even late. Cravings aren't a strong sign. Neither is a pronounced bump - this could be just bloating from your cycle starting. I didn't even feel pregnant until...maybe the 8th week? Good luck - hopefully your doctor can refer you for a blood test to be sure.

#9 odette88

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

well i have 5hrs till i see my dr, hopefully she will tell me what is going on,

#10 Coffeegirl

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

odette88.  I'm pretty sure that the hormones that are picked up on the HPT decline in your system, the further along you go in your pregnancy.   IE If you test 7 days after conception, then you get a higher concentration then you would 7 months after conception.


You need a blood test to be sure.  Testing now is a lot more accurate then when your mum was probably pregnant.







And another who will advise you to use paragraphs and full stops at the end of your sentences.  Makes things a lot easier for people to read and understand.  original.gif




#11 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Good luck with the Dr, a BT will tell you what you need to know.

My sister also had very late + HPTs with both her kids (9 weeks and 12 weeks respectively) for no apparent reason. Both kids were born at term and healthy so I guess some people's wee is just more dilute than others? Or something like that... laughing2.gif

#12 rubberducky

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

How did you go OP?  I hope you found the answers you were after.

#13 odette88

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

yeah, i have an ultrasound next wednesday, fingers crossed it show me what i need to know.

#14 Natttmumm

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Good luck with the ultrasound OP. I think its unlikely but I guess possible. I have heard of people testing with a pee test but being too far along - -say after 12 weeks and it says negative because that hormone drops later in pregnancy.

If you have a bump already it could be past the 12 week mark - you never know!!

I could easily read your original post - not sure why others have trouble

#15 Soontobegran

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Very odd indeed OP. Why didn't you have blood taken? Your doctor doesn't need an U/S to confirm your pregnancy and the same would be the case for both your mother and sister.
No doctor would rely on the result of a urine pregnancy test or multiple urine tests in the presence of other pregnancy symptoms. He would order an U/S to date your pregnancy after a positive HCG.


I'd suggest you see another doctor if his first thought was to organise an U/S and not order blood tests.
Good luck.

#16 Feral Becky

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

I think it is a huge waste of resources to do an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy.

Blood test is the science you need.

#17 bambiigrrl

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (Jillian_10 @ 20/11/2012, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps rethink your username, and invest in a couple of paragraphs.



whats wrong with her username?? and that is a paragraph, albiet a larger one, but its still a paragraph. how is this useful advice?? i had no problem reading her post at all. sorry but your rude and not helpful...


op have you ever sen that show "i didnt know i was pregnant" its on foxtel....it definatly could happen! i will be intrested to find out your results..

Edited by bambiigrrl, 23 November 2012 - 10:17 AM.


#18 Soontobegran

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (bambiigrrl @ 23/11/2012, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
op have you ever sen that show "i didnt know i was pregnant" its on foxtel....it definatly could happen! i will be intrested to find out your results..


'I didn't know I was pregnant' has NEVER had a mother on it who has had a blood test.....they all relied on urine pregnancy tests.
If they had had a blood test they would have definitely known they were pregnant.

#19 Feral Becky

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (Sexy brat 6969 @ 20/11/2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If its any help my sister who just had baby number three siad her tests didn't show anything apart from the ultrasounds



You mean blood tests as well? That is just scientifically wrong

#20 WakingUpTired

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Urine tests don't always work, but blood tests do.  If your pregnant a blood test will show it.  And you can get results before next wednesday.  What did the doctor think it was?  There are other medical reasons for the hormonal/physical changes you've described and I think if the doctors ordered an US without a blood test your doctor is checking for these as opposed to pregnancy, not saying it's impossible, some women do have lighter periods for 9 months while pregnant and few outward signs till they're quite far along, but either way a blood test would tell you if you were pregnant.  I hope you get the result you want on wednesday.

#21 Beltie

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

The ultrasound may be looking at other pelvic and abdominal structures. The OP said she had a hard lump in her tummy so the doctor might want to know what this is and if it is gastrointestinal rather than gynaecological.

#22 Tarantara

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE (bambiigrrl @ 23/11/2012, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
whats wrong with her username?? and that is a paragraph, albiet a larger one, but its still a paragraph. how is this useful advice?? i had no problem reading her post at all. sorry but your rude and not helpful...


op have you ever sen that show "i didnt know i was pregnant" its on foxtel....it definatly could happen! i will be intrested to find out your results..


The original username included the number 69 and other raunchy stuff. It was pretty difficult to take her post seriously. The username has been changed since the original post.

#23 Feral Becky

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (Beltie @ 23/11/2012, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The ultrasound may be looking at other pelvic and abdominal structures. The OP said she had a hard lump in her tummy so the doctor might want to know what this is and if it is gastrointestinal rather than gynaecological.



She actually said "little lump" like last time.


I really don't know why I get addicted to this sh*t. rolleyes.gif

#24 weepingangel

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE
The original username included the number 69 and other raunchy stuff.


LOL, i had to go look original.gif

Hate to jump on the bandwagon OP, however blood tests are pretty stock standard the FIRST thing any GP would order when pregnancy was suggested.

Your story doesn't add up original.gif




#25 Soontobegran

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Beltie @ 23/11/2012, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The ultrasound may be looking at other pelvic and abdominal structures. The OP said she had a hard lump in her tummy so the doctor might want to know what this is and if it is gastrointestinal rather than gynaecological.


Any doctor worth his salt will not use an U/S as their first and only investigation if a patient comes in and says she thinks she may be pregnant and I don't believe for one moment this is what happened.








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