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wasn't listening to the doctor yesterday, what did they take blood for?

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beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:25:01

I've been feeling pretty rubbish recently, fainted a few times over the weekend and feel sick and dizzy all the time. I went to see my gp yesterday and she checked my blood sugar and then took 3 blood samples to send off for testing. She did tell me what they were for but I was feeling yuk and didn't really take it in.

any idea what they'll be testing for? could wait until I see her on friday to find out but I'm worrying about it now.

beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:25:18

not really worrying, just wondering

cod Tue 07-Jun-05 12:25:29

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cod Tue 07-Jun-05 12:25:41

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WigWamBam Tue 07-Jun-05 12:26:03

I suspect they're checking for anaemia, thyroid and glucose.

beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:26:22

probably, she was really vicious with the blood sugar thumb thingy too, got a bruise.

elliott Tue 07-Jun-05 12:26:30

probably a blood count to check for anaemia amongst other things, possibly a thyroid function test. Can't think what else though.
Does that ring any bells?

beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:28:04

she mentioned blood count, that's for anaemia then is it?

biglips Tue 07-Jun-05 12:29:33

ring your docs and check

beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:30:40

would feel stupid doing that! It's probably nothing anyway.

cod Tue 07-Jun-05 12:31:21

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biglips Tue 07-Jun-05 12:32:54

well i would... anyway you have fainted a few times over the weekend and sick, so youre bound not to take everything in... it either that or just sit back and wait if you do get a phone call, as if you are not aneamic etc, they wont ring ya as no news to tell ya unless there was

beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:34:39

they're not going to ring, have to go back in on friday and see my gp again. Is that weird? I suppose if the tests show nothing then it'll just be a very short appointment

Aimsmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:37:45

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beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:42:42

thanks I think it's just exhaustion to be honest, wish it was something medical that I could do something about though.

Aimsmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:43:23

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beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:45:18

I'm supposed to have exams just now, but am doing 2 next week and 2 resits in august instead, I feel crap and too stressed to do 4 exams just now.

Aimsmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:48:56

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beansmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:51:35

I saw your thread, he sounds like an idiot. Hope you enjoy the graduation though

Aimsmum Tue 07-Jun-05 12:53:21

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