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Convincing lie about blood test

(17 Posts)
ConvincingLiar Thu 25-Aug-16 22:41:06

I'm having a blood test tomorrow while on holiday, so it's obviously not routine. Later on tomorrow night my parents are joining us for the weekend. My mum is bound to spot it as I always bruise badly. I don't particularly want to tell them I'm pregnant/miscarrying yet. I can't think of anything less worrying to say though. Any thoughts?

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 25-Aug-16 22:43:25

Having your thyroid or iron levels checked.

iklboo Thu 25-Aug-16 22:45:09

Donated blood?

Nicnak2223 Thu 25-Aug-16 22:45:19

Can you really not tell your mum? You're close enough to holiday together.

TheSpottedZebra Thu 25-Aug-16 22:45:28

Infected insect bite, covered with a plaster?

HoneyDragon Thu 25-Aug-16 22:46:09

Donated blood

sentia Thu 25-Aug-16 22:46:53

If you bruise easily could it not have been the result of some sort of clumsiness? I bruise easily and am frequently somewhat surprised to discover random bruises from bumping into furniture etc.

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 25-Aug-16 22:47:49

Wear long sleeves

ConvincingLiar Thu 25-Aug-16 23:12:00

Nicnak I could, but I'd rather not worry her.

I don't think I'll manage long sleeves for the whole weekend (unless the weather turns to shit). Blood donation seems most convincing and I've done it on the spur of the moment before. Last but one time I tried they cocked it up and left me with a 3-4inch bruise.

ivykaty44 Thu 25-Aug-16 23:16:20

Thyroid check as you have been feeling tiredness, putting on weight and very cold and a bit moody

ConvincingLiar Fri 26-Aug-16 03:50:54

A GP friend recently recommended I had a thyroid check, but I don't think it's such an urgent thing I'd get it done as a temporary patient.

KickAssAngel Fri 26-Aug-16 04:31:04

But do get the thyroid check done. It can affect your ability to get pregnant and stay pregnant. If you're TTC then it could really be important.

And sorry that you're having to get this done on your holiday. I hope it's good news for you.

Trifleorbust Fri 26-Aug-16 06:27:45

Suspected anaemia?

ConvincingLiar Fri 26-Aug-16 08:45:10

Thanks KickAssAngel.

Trifleorbust that probably fits in pretty well.

Porcupinetree Sat 27-Aug-16 10:07:47

Just tell her!

ConvincingLiar Sat 27-Aug-16 17:43:29

No need. After all that the HCA did a great job and you'd really struggle to tell I'd had a needle in there.

rollonthesummer Sat 27-Aug-16 17:44:57

Plaster to cover an insect bite. Or a cardigan

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