I just want to enjoy this pregnancy, I wish I could just not see a doctor till I was in labor.
back in June I went to the ER, my ob thought I might have kidney stones.
no stones. but white blood count is high. She just got the reports back last week.
2 weeks ago i saw my general family doc who ordered some blood test, urine test, and sono of my abdominal organs for stomach pain.
First the nurse called and said everything came back great, then the doc calls at 9:30pm and said I have significant levels or protien in my urine (i didnt talk to him, he left a message)
and he said that whatever the cause would show up on my sono the next day.
sono came back great. so I call the doc office again. Nurse said "no, no protien, its bacteria and your white blood count is elevated"
so I see my ob monday and the report from June sayd I have a fatty lining of my liver. I am not obese, I do not drink alcohol.
This sign, along with my elevated white blood count, abdominal pain, lack of weight gain (up 4lbs on monday, but back to normal weight today) these are all signs of something called Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. I dont know much about it, but it can be life threatening if not tackled asap.
I just spoke to my ob, who showed the report to the head ob, who said it could be a normal pregnancy side effect....
UM? NORMAL? HOW IS A FATTY LIVER NORMAL?
my ob wants to send me to yet another doctor to look into it further. From what I readm the only way to diagnose is with a liver biopsy, and if it is AFLP they would need to deliver the baby right away.
I have another sono Friday.
I am sick of this! I just want to enjoy this pregnancy and relax, but they make it very difficult with these weekly visits!
Sorry to complain. My gut feeling is everything is ok, but of course we can't ignore this as it could a a bad outcome.