Doc wants to see me
Now I'm worried
, Jan 29 2013 10:24 AM
19 replies to this topic
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:24 AM
We had our 20 week scan last week and this morning I got a call from my doctor's office asking to see me next week ( earliest appointment is Wednesday)
Everything seemed fine and nothing was pointed out but now I'm really worried.
At 17 weeks the midwife said the baby was measuring 23 weeks in size but said it could be because of extra space due to 8 other pregnancies.
I'm freaking out big time here !!!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:29 AM
Very tempted to go and pick up the scans and read the report ( they weren't ready till Friday and I didn't get back into town)
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:31 AM
Its always terrifying when you get thise phone calls, hey?!
Try not to stress too much (I know easier said than done!) If it was anything urgent or really worrying they would have you in to see the doctor a lot sooner than next Wednesday! Whenever I've had anything bad come up I've been sent straight from the ultrasound place to my doctors office and they have squeezed me in, regardless of appotntments.
If you're really worried, call them back and tell them and see if get can either get you an earlier appointment, or a phone call, or at least reassure you a bit?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:15 PM
Don't spend time worrying. Call back and let them know you're concerned and get a bit more information. If it's nothing, I'm sure the doctor will be able to call you back to reassure you.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:17 PM
Ask for the doc to call you. Say you are very worried. I'm sure that would be understandable.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:19 PM
By Wednesday, do you mean tomorrow or next week Wednesday? No way I could wait another week. I would call back and ask to speak to the doctor because you are worried.
On a positive note, it mustn't be too serious if they have you wait a week?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:35 PM
Bear in mind your doctor may just want to go over the results with you. ith both my pregnancies I had to attend an appointment so they could put on record that they had discussed the results, even though everything was 100% fine.
Don't automatically assume something is wrong.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
Dont stress out just yet. With both my pregnancies my doc called my in after each scan to go over the results. It was just standard procedure.
I did have one extra appointment with my first baby but they told me over the phone that they needed to discuss something specific relating to the result. It ended u being something minor which was that one kidney was measuring larger than the other at the 20 week scan. I had another scan at 30 weeks and the problem had corrected itself. She told me this kind of thing happens all the time and not to worry.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:51 PM
Ok called the office back and asked to speak with my doctor but he was busy.
The receptionist moved the appointment forward to this Thursday at 9.40am.
There was a cancellation and my name was next on the list.
She said she's sure it's non urgent or he would have called himself but still it's unnerving
Thanks for the support ladies
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:54 PM
Call your doctor and get him to call you to go over the results over the phone. My ob was happy to do this, he often would email me the 'all okay' upon getting results, and discuss in further detail once we had an appointment. Tell them you are really worried and would like him to call you ASAP. Try not to worry...
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:17 PM
Mama8 how stressful. Glad they moved you forward.
Hopefully it's nothing serious.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:59 PM
It does sound non urgent so try not to worry. Thursday is close by.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:50 PM
You can also call the place you had the scan done and get them to send you a copy of the report, I did this after we had to rush to an OB's appt. straight after. They were happy to email me a copy of the findings.
You're the patient so you have the right to see any results.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:41 PM
I'm sure they understand that you are worried and would be happy to reassure you over the phone
My doc did the same to me, turns out she just wanted to schedule another scan to double check on the position of the placenta.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:44 AM
Ok just saw the doctor and the report is that bub is measuring above the 95th percentile.
So now the wait for diabetes testing and re-scan to keep an eye on size and possible delivery at 37 weeks.
The thought of daily tests and needles is one of my phobias
But anything for a healthy baby.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:50 AM
Fingers crossed for you....I got GD with Ds2 at around 34 weeks........I managed it with diet, so it may not mean needles ......
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:06 AM
I'm hoping so.
Both my parents have diabetes and its a real fear of mine.
On the upside a planned due date will help with organising someone for the other kids I guess.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:12 AM
At least you got a call! My nuchal screening came back with an awful result for Down's Syndrome and it was only when I made a GP appt 2 weeks later that I got filled in.
A baby in the 95th percentile is not a huge issue. Some babies have to be at the top end, and some have to be at the bottom end
Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:29 AM
Sounds like its nothing serious. My baby is 90th percentile and I don't have GD. Just a decent size baby. The doc is not even sue he is that big as the scans are unreliable.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:48 PM
Hope everything turns out ok. My bubs measured big and with both parents diabetic I was worried too - no GD for me and a very average sized full term bub. Try not to stress!
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