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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:30 am

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:30 am

I had an appointment yesterday and told my OB about the heartburn and pain I've been feeling so she decided to have my repeat blood work. She hams pretty much ruled out Pre-e and thinks it's just heartburn but she said she wants to make sure everything is functioning properly including my pancreas and after that we will * with a GI specialist. She said next time I call and don't get a call back to make sure and be persistent in getting a hold of her which made me feel a little better about it but I know she's still super busy and I still feel like I'm bothering her for nothing. I'm gonna call her today to make sure she looked at my blood work and everything looks good because I know she gets really busy and probably didn't remember she sent me for blood work in the first place. I want to assume since she hasn't called that everything is okay but I still think I should call to be sure.
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:33 am

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:33 am

I forgot to add that I did start to swell yesterday evening but I think it's just normal pregnancy swelling because my BP didn't really get that high. This is the first I've had swelling that noticeable though.
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 26, 2013 07:09 pm

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 07:09 pm

I hate posting back to back like this but just wanted to update. I called my doctors office twice today and left messages but apparently she didn't find it too important to call me back so in guessing everything looked good. Next appointment is Wednesday so she will probably let me know then? Sigh.
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Re: New and confused

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Jul 26, 2013 07:18 pm

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 07:18 pm

I'm sorry you didn't get a call back. Don't worry about bothering them, that's what they get the big bucks for. You don't need to wait for Wednesday, you can always call before. You can also usually leave messages with the doctor at the hospital or have them paged. Especially if your symptoms change or get worse. Glad to hear your BP is behaving well.
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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 08:34 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 08:34 pm

It is your doctor's jobs to be bothered by her patients. Try not to worry about it, even if she seems annoyed. Can you get a hold of a nurse (nurses line) who could tell you the results earlier than Wednesday?
Swelling can be normal in pregnancy, or a sign of PE, especially if it is sudden and around the eyes, face and hands. Where did you swell up?
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 26, 2013 09:58 pm

by ItsmeJD (20 Posts), Fri Jul 26, 2013 09:58 pm

I will probably try to call her again on Monday but like I said I think everything is okay since she didn't call back. I started swelling in my legs, ankles, feet, and hands. My back had been hurting pretty badly too and if that gets any worse I'm gonna call the on call line and see what they think.
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