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November 22nd, 2010, 09:17 AM
8miraclez's Avatar Formerly Halfbaked
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I hate the nurses at my OB's. I wonder how many other women they have scared out of their minds because their information is incorrect.

For those that don't know, I had a Miscarriage in July at 8wks, then a chemical in October so I decided to have my betas drawn to make sure everything is going smoothly. Well, every time I have called in for my results, the nurses have acted like this pregnancy was doomed. They kept telling me they are too low and that they should be tripling. Everything that I have read says it should double every 48-72hrs. The nurse even told me she thought it was ectopic and I should have an u/s (at 4w2days?). I have been a ball of nerves this whole week.

Well, I called in today to get my HCG from Friday and the first thing she says is "I think we need to see you because something's wrong, it's only 385 and it's not tripling". Thank goodness that I have been worrying enough about this to know that anything over 240 would have doubled. I'm just so mad that they are so misinformed. I declined the offer for another blood draw and just made an appt with the DOCTOR. I'll be 7 weeks by then and should be able to see something. What should I say when I go in? Anything I could print out to show them that they are morons?

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November 22nd, 2010, 06:16 PM
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I saw this in aip and all I could think is wow they are idiots! I've had nurses tell me things that I know were off, but that's something they should know by heart considering where they work.

Personally, I would talk to the doctor and let them know what's going on. If you remember what nurse it was be sure to let them know. Also if you did want to bring something in to show them a page like this is a good example:
What is beta hCG?

I'm sorry that you had to deal with those dumb nurses.

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November 23rd, 2010, 03:05 AM
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(((hugs))) I've dealt with some 'lovely' ones too. I'm sorry. And yes - your numbers look just fine!

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