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please can someone help me stop worrying?

(11 Posts)
jan1976 Fri 21-Aug-09 10:00:34

i had my booking in bloods done on the 7th aug and the hep b and hiv are not back yet im starting to worry about it,would i have heard by now if something was wrong?

playftseforme Fri 21-Aug-09 10:02:06

I'm sure if there was something amiss they would have been straight on the phone to you. Have you phoned your surgery and aksed them to chase up the results?

MmeLindt Fri 21-Aug-09 10:04:51

There has probably been a mix up and your results are lying in the wrong pile or something.

Give them a ring and ask them if it normally takes this long for the results to come back.

jan1976 Fri 21-Aug-09 10:07:36

when i had them done mw said they would be back next week she said only the rubella one may take a bit longer,so when they werent in last week she said no it will be next week they r back hmm
anyway have been phoning since mon all the rest are back apart from them 2

NewbeeMummy Fri 21-Aug-09 10:15:51

I've given up on ever receiving any of my blood results.

Booking in bloods - results lost
Nuchal fold test - hospital over full so couldn't see me before the deadline
Test to confirm Downs - form filled in incorrectly, so blood disposed of (only told two days after the window for test ended)
Last set of blood has gone missing

After serious panic, upset and various complaints being made (and getting no where) have decided to take the approach that my mum had me with out these blood tests being done and I was ok, and I'll just have to hope for the best.

generalunrest Fri 21-Aug-09 11:01:52

I didn't get the results of my bloods back until my next MW appointment, they didn't say they'd ring me or anything. Like playftseforme says, they'd prob contact you if they were positive.

With my Down Syndrome bloods they said they'd ring within 9/10 days if the risk was high, if not I'd get a letter within 3 wks, it took 4 weeks and the risk was low.

I'm sure they wont mind you ringing them.

jan1976 Fri 21-Aug-09 11:09:44

mw just phoned and all results are fine smile
the thing is deep down i knew they would be ok as i have had the test b4 and they were clear and i have been with my partner for 7 years but i started to worry as i worked in a home with some residents with hiv and hep b and hep c so that is what had made me worry so much

MmeLindt Fri 21-Aug-09 11:31:12


Now, you do know that this is not the end of the worrying? This is just the beginning. This is what we mums do.

jan1976 Fri 21-Aug-09 11:53:13

oh yes i know that all to well,i have 5 kids to worry about and im 10 weeks pregnant again lol
i will prob be back to worrying about swine flu now lol

Joolsiam Fri 21-Aug-09 11:57:09

I had one pregnancy that lasted beyond the booking in appointment - never got any results back, but when I was MC'ing, the consultant checked my records to get my blood group, so I presume that they came back and I wasn't contacted because they were all clear.

I am sure you will find plenty more to worry about grin

rebeccacad Fri 21-Aug-09 13:30:36


I had my booking appointment 3 weeks ago. Last week I got a letter saying my blood group was o neg and I'd need anti-D, but nothing about the other tests.

Midwife said she'd give me results at next appointment but they'd write to me if anything showed up. As they've written about 1 thing am presuming everything else is alright and I'd imagine all is clear with you otherwise they'd have been in touch (especially with something like HIV).

If you're worried though, ring your midwife and ask!


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