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Doctors won't help me with pregnancy

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Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:09

Hi all, I have done 2 pregnancy but both came out different, I went to go to my doctors too see if they could do a blood pg test or a urine test but they said that none of the nurses or doctors won't deal won't deal or do it:/ any advice on what I can do now?

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colditz · 11/02/2013 21:09

Did the first come out negative and the second positive?

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:10

No first one came out positive second negative?:/ x worried because Iv got alot of symptons x

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Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:17

No one came out positive and one negative x

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littleducks · 11/02/2013 21:24

Wait a few days and test again? I found tesco own brand tests pretty sensitive. I couldnt get on with the fancy pants digital clear blue one though, it reckoned i had peed on it wrong and gave an error message Hmm. Other people do recommend those though.

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:28

Ok thank you I did first response:/ I think I may have wee'd on it wrong:) thank you very much xx

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SchroSawMargeryDaw · 11/02/2013 21:29

Opposite from LittleDucks, I was really happy with the Clearblue digital as it told me "pregnant" in big bold letters instead of me trying to look for lines, also told me how far along too and that helped!

Was the negative in the GP surgery or at home? When I got the clearblues in my first pg it was because after a positive on my own I got a negative at the surgery and then at the FPC.

1 (out of 2 in this pregnancy and about 10 in last) has given me an error message though but the 2 packs are almost the same price as the single packs so just done the other one.

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:48

Nope my gp surgery refuse to see me about it. X okay think I might eaither go to clinic or try a pregency test again :/

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doublecakeplease · 11/02/2013 21:50

Did they refuse to see you fullstop or just refuse without an appointment?

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:51

Refuse me full stop , they wouldn't even let me Book an appionment x

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SchroSawMargeryDaw · 11/02/2013 21:53

That isn't right... Shock

I don't think GP surgeries can actually refuse to give an appointment, can they? Confused

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:54

They asked me what it was about so I told them and they said they don't deal with it and that they can't give me an appointment , not even with a nurse!?

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TheSecretCervixDNCOP · 11/02/2013 21:56

Ask for an appointment and when they ask what its for, tell them its personal, you are not obliged to tell the receptionist anything.

doublecakeplease · 11/02/2013 21:57

Ours don't do pg tests - just go by the home ones. I'd do another tomorrow with your very first wee. I did 5 a couple before i went to the Dr. Fingers crossed for you but not knowing for a couple of days won't hurt

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 21:57

Oh I did not know that, I shall may have to do that, thankyou

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Sidge · 11/02/2013 21:58

I would wait a few days and test again with your first urine of the day.

I'm a practice nurse and we won't do on demand pregnancy testing (even with an appoiuntment) - we just don't have the budget or appointments to do it.

The tests you buy over the counter are very sensitive so as reliable as anything we would use. We would only do blood tests if there was a need for absolute confirmation of pregnancy with beta-HCG levels as it's an expensive way to do a pregnancy test!

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight · 11/02/2013 21:58

Listen to thesecretcervix she knows her stuff

Bribri16 · 11/02/2013 22:00

Ok thank you very much , I will take a couple more and go to a health clinic if not i think

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doublecakeplease · 11/02/2013 22:00

But cervix - if they don't do pg tests its just a waste of an appointment. Better to wait and test again.

pookamoo · 11/02/2013 22:02

the GP usually expects you to book an appointment with a midwife if you are pregnant, that's possibly why they seemed to be refusing to book you in?

I'd follow the advice upthread. Wait a few days and do another test (for my second pregnancy I used tests from Home Bargains, vary basic but only cost £1.99) I did 3.

Then make an appointment but don't tell the receptionist what it's for. You can speak to your GP.

Sidge · 11/02/2013 22:03

Even if you made an appt with me for something personal I wouldn't do a routine pregnancy test, better to do your own with Early Morning Urine.

gaelicsheep · 11/02/2013 22:08

The first thing my doctor did when I went to see with a +ve test was do another one to confirm.

TheSecretCervixDNCOP · 11/02/2013 22:21

But its stupid though, when I was pregnant with DD and trying to book in they took a wee sample and sent it off to be tested by lab before they believed I was preg! GP's are usually the first platform to get an appointment with the midwife set up?

pookamoo · 12/02/2013 08:48

First time I was pg I went in to see my GP and she made me an appointment with the midwife. Second time, I just phoned the surgery and asked for an appointment with the midwife.

Sidge · 12/02/2013 09:01

I can't speak for all surgeries but we just don't have the time or money to confirm what an accurate and reliable home pregnancy test has already told you!

If you say you're pregnant we tend to believe you Grin

Bribri16 · 12/02/2013 15:55

I really do think its stupid. They telling me to get an other counter one when Iv took 3 but 2 have been different , so I wanted a blood pg test or urine test but woludnt give it too me. Not even an appointment , what am I meant to do now?

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