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strange stuff at the docs...

Postby wcarder » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:45 am

Went for my preconception consult... Dr. ordered all the blood work, and urine...but also ordered MRI, CT, and nerve studies....Wierd? He told me to hold off on TTC until all the tests were done and results were back so we could discuss. BP was 140/90 exactly, proteinuria too. any thoughts?
Wendy
dh- ryan
dd-kenzie celeste, 30 weeks ga
severe pe
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Re : strange stuff at the docs...

Postby norlisa k » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:01 am

Hi Wendy - Is this the very first time meeting with this doctor, and did he have access to all of your medical history? Maybe (and this is what I'm hoping) he just wants to make sure that all systems are functioning properly and that he's "erring" on the side of caution before he gives the aok.

As for the 140/90 and the proteinuria, if it were me, I'd hope that he's gonna be proactive (as my doctor was) and treat that, too. I know that I sound like a broken record, but I really REALLY want you to feel comfortable with your doc and to able to talk to him. I'm hoping that if you call his office, they'll be able to tell you why he ordered all of these tests, what they're looking for, and what they want the results to be. It's so important that you have a great doctor/patient relationship and that he can answer all of your questions. And it also is helpful to have a great nurse and staff at his office. Since you already had preeclampsia, I want you to not have worries this time around as you ttc, and a great doc and staff helps so much.

We're here for you, Wendy. Hope that you get all your questions answered from your docs office and that everything is all systems go.

Hugs,
Norlisa

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Re : strange stuff at the docs...

Postby for faith » Thu Jul 15, 2004 03:14 pm

Sounds like this dr is great, really proactive. That BP does seem high and the protein also, so guess he is being careful. All the best with the tests and hope you get to TTC soon.

Jill
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Tyler - 4 (36 wks, PIH)
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC & Sepsis(preemie complications))

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Re : strange stuff at the docs...

Postby tanya » Thu Jul 15, 2004 07:48 pm

Wendy,

I don't think there is such a thing as a doctor who is too thourough. I am sure he is just covering all of his bases. Good luck on your tests. I'll be watching for you TTC announcement!![;)]

Take Care,
Tanya
Jason(DH)
Leah born 2/4/99 at 34 weeks ...PIH
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Re : strange stuff at the docs...

Postby 5thtymachrm » Thu Jul 15, 2004 08:53 pm

Wendy, ditto to what everyone else has said in pp. I too have protienuria and high bp postpartum, and am medicated for it.

Elizabeth

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