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Blood test ??

Hi there.
Me again.
Feel like I'm always board hopping so hopefully this is my new home sweet home!!

Anyhoo- I know a lot of people always get early blood tests (my doctor wont test us until 8 weeks usually)

BUTTTT, because I just had a M/C last month, and I'm pretty sure I've had low progesterone (I have realllly short LP, then after the M/C I thought maybe the low progesterone effected that too..)

SO, I want to go get a blood test, like ASAP, incase I have low prog- they could give me something/do something for me so that I'd have enough to get this egg to stay.

Do you think most would let you come in for an early blood test if you ask?? IDK if insurances cover it or not but I dont really care- I'll pay 100% just to make myself feel that this little guy will stick!!!!!!!!!!

This cycle hits my 1 year straight mark of TTC w/o any breaks and I'm soooo over POAS!!!

I'm gonna try and call in the morning to see if they will let me come in. eeek. Anything special I should say that might help me them be nice to me?

IRONIC- kind of- that tomorrow (feb 13th) was my 8 week mark (for the M/C) so TOMORROW morning was my original blood test- that's still on the calendar...Odd?! haha hoping it's a good sign and I'll get to remake my appt!! :):)

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If it looks like they wont do it, start crying? talk (honestly) about how you are feeling and you really need the piece of mind...? if they say that they will I'd ask then if it will be covered by insurance.

I have no idea how your medical system works though...

I hope you can get it though and get a bit of piece of mind! When will they do the U/S?

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I would try explaining your circumstances and asking nicely, then beg and plead if they say no! If they are good drs they should at least let you come get the labs done. If nothing else you could try the er?

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"mandynz" wrote:

I hope you can get it though and get a bit of piece of mind! When will they do the U/S?

Thanks guys! Crying might work.. haha... They don't do U/S til after 8 weeks.. My main concern is making it to 8 weeks!!!
And i have NO insurance at all- so really, if everythings out of pocket why shld it matter if I want an extra test right?!? (they're sooo rude about me having no insurance, last time they asked "well..... uh... are you gonna get some?" Me "oh ummm IDK!!" hahaha

The lady I work for got a blood test right when she got her + preg test (a different office) sooo IDK why I couldnt?? I seriously have horrible luck.

If all else fails I could say my period is really late and - preg tests (thats the only way they'll do a preg test in clinic for you) ...haha I feel so naughty tryin to scheme but...it shouldnt be that difficult to just want to stay pregnant!

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I'd beg, and be prepared to cry a little lol. My doc wouldn't do betas for me, but they're not super common here and I wasn't particularly concerned with progesterone, but I can definitely see why you are. If they absolutely refuse could you try calling other offices/clinics to see if a different doctor might do it?

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Cait, I would def call today and ask, beg, cry....whatever it takes.

I don't think my doc did early blod tests for me last time, but I'm going to ask about it this time (today, actually). I'm concerned with my lead exposure last week on the shooting range. So i'm just going to mention getting my lead levels checked. If she doesn't think it's a big deal, I'll probably be OK with it, but I'm still going ask.

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Just called, waiting for the nurse to call back!!
The phone person- idk "what" she was- seemed nice-ish... she said I was scheduled and my appts got cancelled? and did I ever come in for a follow up? NOPE i didnt, (I knew it was over.. so why waste $$ for them to tell me I'm not preg and make me cry more?)
SOOO hopefully that'll even help me get in, because maybe they'd think the hormone is still in there from last time hehehehe (they dont know how far along I was when I had a m/c...I didnt cancel my appt until like 10 days ago haha)
fingers crossed!!!

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Cait!!! I must have missed something?! Did you get a bfp?! Eeeek! Congratulations!! YahooYahooYahoo

Sending lots of sticky vibes your way!!! Biggrin

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Well... frick.. they said no. Then asked 1020129102 questions and then said she'd ask my doctor and call back.
So irritating. Other ppl get blood tests w/o any reason, just to "confirm"
makes me wish I woulda lied and said I got a - hpt, or something. GR.. asked if I had preg symptoms and I said no, then after I hung up started sobbing my little eyes out- and was like oh i guess I do- EMOTIONAL.. haha

Hopefully she calls back soon.

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"lemonlemon" wrote:

Well... frick.. they said no. Then asked 1020129102 questions and then said she'd ask my doctor and call back.
So irritating. Other ppl get blood tests w/o any reason, just to "confirm"
makes me wish I woulda lied and said I got a - hpt, or something. GR.. asked if I had preg symptoms and I said no, then after I hung up started sobbing my little eyes out- and was like oh i guess I do- EMOTIONAL.. haha

Hopefully she calls back soon.

Did you tell them you were willing to pay for it? Seems very unfair they won't do it.

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Can you try a different clinic? I'm not sure how much you are still into home remedies and stuff (maca etc) but there is something out there called Welcome Womb that I know some ppl take in their first tri to try to help prevent m/c. And if you're concerned about progesterone I think you can buy creams online. I would really try to find a doctor somewhere that would help you, or go to the er or whatever and lie (bad I know) and say you had some spotting and wanted to be sure it wasn't a m/c.

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My doc office doesn't routinely do blood tests but she told me after my loss in Nov she'd do whatever I needed/wanted. When I got pregnant last month I called the office and asked for a blodd test. The receptionist said "we don't do those. Do you have a HPT?" Huh, never thought of using one of those! (insert eye rolling here!) I told her I had m/c'd in Nov and my doc said she'd do one. She put me on hold for a couple of minutes and then came back on and said "how about tomorrow at 8:30?" I would just express how stressed and scared you are over last time and how you know the stress isn't good for you. That you'd hate for something to happen because no blood test could be done. I'm sure you're fine but I definitely understand your worries. Your doc should too.

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Thanks girls!
Well nurse called back, then asked 100 questions (Belinda- same thing.. DID YOU TAKE A HOME PREGNANCY TEST?!) Uhh DUH!! why the frick else would I be calling saying I was preg stupids!!
Do you have fertility issues?? WELL IDK if I do thats why I want the test- over 12 cycles of trying and just had a M/C last month so fertilty/bad luck plz help meee!!
Do you have cramps? Yep...but I did with DS too sooo???
Have you bled? well..I think implant bleeding? but no spotting (unlike last time)
On and on..... Did u use OPKS? YEP... just get me my blood test !!
hahaha
I told her about progesterone and my short luteal and blah blah...then she said she'd talk to my doc n call me back...

Took her like two hours to call back, and said my doc ordered an HCG and a Progesterone for mon and wed (my doc is so nice I knew if they could just ask HER she'd do anything to please)

Sooo I went- and it didnt hurt, and I was on cloud 9 all day.. well..til now.. blah...

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Glad you got in to get some bloodwork! My office doesnt do betas or progesterone hardly evere either. They only do them if you are having major probs and it is too early for a u/s and even then sometimes they wont. I have had 2 losses (separated by many years) and they have never done b/w for me which annoys me but I dont press b/c I dont have progesterone issues.

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I'm so glad they got you in! Smile I hope your numbers are good and everything doubles tomorrow.