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well the doctor's office did get a + urine today...but the nurse said it was really light...so confusing...my FRER this morning is even darker than the one I posted yesterday. This doc does not do a bunch of blood work to watch for doubling numbers and to check progesterone like some of my docs in the past have done I. I guess his feeling is if Im going to have a mc...I will and there is no need to be on the watch for it...so I go in 3 weeks from tomorrow (Nov 3) and have an US...if we see a little heartbeat flicking away...I then get all the blood work that goes along with pregnancy and they consider me a new OB patient. I guess time will tell...waiting for pregnancy milestones makes time go so slow though!! 3 weeks will probably feel like FOREVER! Smile Luckily Ive got a few things around the house to distract me and keep me busy Wink

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Your doctors tests are weird! You know you're pregnant so I'd just go with that and be positive.

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That is incredibly odd. I would bet it is just their tests; the FRER's look fantastic! Hang in there, hopefully the three weeks will go by fast!

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I've heard doctors urine tests are IC tests.
My doctor wont see us until 8 weeks.. so by then an IC test would definately come up. so in the early stages it might not.

My really good friends AF was 10+ days late and went to the doctor.. twice.. and both times the urine said BFN... finally blood confirmed... Even though she had gotten two BFPS @ home before the doctors urine.. Its crazy!

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my next apt I will be 7 weeks and there should be a hb!! So Im keeping my fingers crossed!

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FRER are really sensitive. I agree with others. The tests they are using probably aren't very sensitive. I think most people don't get a urine test at the Dr's office til 6-8 weeks and by then any test would be positive.

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whats an IC test? that's crazy they need to get FRER tests thats dangerous. have you considered getting a 2nd opionion so you don't have to wait 3 weeks?

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"glwolf" wrote:

whats an IC test? that's crazy they need to get FRER tests thats dangerous. have you considered getting a 2nd opionion so you don't have to wait 3 weeks?

It means "internet cheapie" test. They are just tiny strips you dip in a cup of your pee. They are super cheap. I get 50 tests for $9.50

Whereas 50 FRER would probably be $200 lol (they are about $4 each). So I don't think the clinics will be using FRER anytime soon.

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oh yeah i've seen my dr's office in Ohio used those too. that's annoying! Maybe you can bring in a FRER and have them test your urine with it!

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WARNING...THIS POST MENTIONS MC.....Well they did get a + but it was just light...whereas Im getting really dark ones at home. Its kind of out of my hands...so I will just hope and pray that in 3 weeks Im still pg and I have a hb!! I went through the whole getting blood draws every couple of days and actually it did end up in a mc...but it wasnt really helpful to be getting bits of info every few days for several weeks. Basically my #'s were at a certain level that they should have seen x,y, and z on an Ultrasound (at like 5-6 weeks) and they were not seeing it. They repeated the bw and it was still going up but not doubling like they would expect it to. I went back a week later for another us...they saw a yolk sac but no embryo and were not sure if it was just dates...more blood work...still going up slow...back for another ultrasound that showed a embryo with a low hr (like 90). Went back the next week and no hb. So...it was like slow torture over several weeks. This way, Ill just kind of know at my next apt in 3 weeks. Im a pessimist by nature, but I am trying to be optimistic that everything will be fine!! What else can you do? Smile