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Old 08-17-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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Testing for pregnancy

Hi Everyone,
I am new to the pregnancy boards. I am about 6 days late on my period and have taken two pregnancy tests that were positive. I called my gyno to schedule an appointment, but was told I need to see my primary doctor to be tested for pregnancy because I can't say I'm pregnant just by an hpt. I guess they can sometimes be inaccurate?? Is this normal? Did any of you need to see your primary doctor before your gyn?

Also, did any of you develop a cold as one sign of pregnancy?

Any advice or information you have would be greatly appreciated...

 
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Testing for pregnancy

Yep.....they want blood work from your primary doctor.

Totally normal.

And I didn't develope a cold...sorry

 
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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Yea, I think my cold just started at a bad time. I've just never had a cold in the summer, that's why I was wondering. Anyway, I thought that the gyn would test for the pregnancy. I scheduled an appointment for this Friday, so I guess I will find out if I am truly pregnant a few days after that. I'm so anxious. We have only been trying for 2 months, and I was really nervous we wouldn't be able to get pregnant - I'm paranoid like that. So, wish me luck and I hope I can join the rest of you in talks about pregnancy!!!

 
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Nope. I just went to my OB/GYN.
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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Yes, I also for both of my pregnancies had to have the test done at my primary doctors office. As far as the cold goes my first pregnancy I had a awful cold and the worst smell permiated in my nose that it was making me throw up. The second pregnancy I did not have a cold. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Good luck

 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:55 AM   #6
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I never went to my primary Doctor. After getting a positive on my HPT, I called an OB and told them that I thought I was pregnant. They had me come in the next week and give a urine sample. I went for my first real visit a week or so after that.

I have not seen my regular doctor in a year or two since the OB becomes your primary care provider while you are pregnant.
I don't think my regular Doctor even knows that I am pregnant.
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:25 AM   #7
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Well, I guess the gyn wants to make sure of the pregnancy before having me come in. How long does it usually take to get results back from a blood test? Also, do you just pay a regular copay or is there a fee for the bloodwork? I know I must sound naive, but this is a first for me...
Thanks!!

 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:50 AM   #8
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first off Congratulations Tiggydunc!!! I had just had my yearly exam and had my bloodwork done already and about a week later I found out I was pregnant (3 hpt!) so I called my primary back and she sent me back to the blood lab. I just payed the co-pay to her office for that, but your insurance might be different, look it up on-line or give them a call.
take care!

 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:36 PM   #9
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My insurnce doesn't make me pay anything if I am just going in for blood work. I'm not sure why. Actually, I've had a few different health insurance plans, and I've never had to pay just for a blood draw. Good luck, and congratulations!
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Well, I guess the gyn wants to make sure of the pregnancy before having me come in. How long does it usually take to get results back from a blood test? Also, do you just pay a regular copay or is there a fee for the bloodwork? I know I must sound naive, but this is a first for me...
Thanks!!
I don't have to pay anything out of pocket for blood work. I think it depends on your Drs. office and insurance.

Got the results back the next day. (though with 5 + Hpts I didn't really 'need' any more results LOL)

 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:51 PM   #11
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I found out my test results within a half hour at my doctors office. As far as the co-pay goes, it just depends on your insurance.

 
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