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Full blood count - call surgery

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Chattette1 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:43:16

I apologist his isn't an AIBU in posting here for traffic. I had some blood tests done yesterday after recently having two miscarriages and have received a text message saying my full blood count result has come back and to call the doctor. I called them and they said no one is available to speak to me today and someone will call in the morning before 11am. I'm worried now. If the tests come back normal then no-one gets in touch so there must be a problem. Has anyone had experience of this?

Pickleypickles Tue 13-Feb-18 16:48:29

It could be something or nothing, i got the same text when i was slightly anemic, I didnt even need treatment just a repeat test, so i wouldnt worry tbh.

EdithWeston Tue 13-Feb-18 16:52:43

If a doctor needs to speak to you it means that one or more of the readings is outside the reference range.

it could be as simple and fixable as being a bit anaemic

mindutopia Tue 13-Feb-18 16:57:58

It depends on if you have a follow up appt really. Ordinarily, no, if it's all normal, they probably wouldn't call. But it depends on how it's been left and what the plan for your care is (if/when you have a follow up appt). I have had blood testing done at the GP and the GP called with the results even though all was normal. They knew I was concerned about it and wanted to know if I needed to take any next steps (in this case, to make another appt with her and also with a consultant). So she called to make sure I knew they were normal and talked through it all with me and answered any questions. So yes, as standard they would definitely call if you had any out of range results (maybe not if all was normal), but depending on the GP and whether they know you'd want to know for sure, they may still call when normal. It's a bit late in the day now, but I've also just driven down there myself and asked at reception for a print out of blood results and they have given them to me even without speaking to the GP about them, so if you're worried, you could always do that while you wait. But I wouldn't necessarily assume it's anything bad just because she called.

Chattette1 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:59:04

Thanks for replying what's confusing me is that I had this test done 2 weeks ago - it's only been repeated as been requested as part of a full set by the fertility clinic, so a couple of weeks ago my levels were within the normal range but must not be any more?

Rebeccaslicker Tue 13-Feb-18 16:59:17

This happened to me (not after a miscarriage though flowers) and it was to say my cholesterol was a bit high. I had to go down to the surgery to be told that.

Hopefully it's something very minor 🤞🏻

Floralnomad Tue 13-Feb-18 17:00:30

I would work on the theory that if it was anything too serious they would have found time to talk to you today .

Chattette1 Wed 14-Feb-18 09:57:40

Thanks for the replies, update- the doctor just called and said the reason for the text is that there had been a mistake when sending off the bloods and the full blood count hadn't been done but since I'd had one recently not to bother repeating it! So nothing!

Rebeccaslicker Wed 14-Feb-18 10:11:04

Phew!! Shame you had the stress, but much better than there being something wrong!

HildaZelda Wed 14-Feb-18 20:50:10

Glad you're okay OP. They don't seem to realise how much worry they can cause doing something like this. I had a similar situation last year and it turned out that all that was wrong was my vitamin D levels were low.

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