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hi mum2three. Right i waited and waited for hospital appointment and then i found a place on line that does scan for pregnancy and a well woman scan. I had my scan today NO BABY i was a bit shocked as i was completely convinced i was. What they did find was a couple of cysts but also a rather large fibroid which the sonographer said was in a rather unusual place on the neck of the womb. A little disapointed about no baby but now i know i feel soo much better. I just need to wait for hospital scan now to see what if anything will be the next stage. I urge you to go back to your doctor and tell them you are worried about what is going on with your body. The relief i feel for now knowing is unbelievable. I guess im just going to concentrate on being a nana to be. My sons 1st scan is due 4th July a day im sure your all familiar with x please let me know how you get on xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

post #102 of 136
Thread Starter 

Hey notmadxxx.  I'm sorry to hear your news.  So it was fibroids and cysts?  Let me know what they say about your next scan.  I have to move this week because we got evicted, so after everything settles down, I will try to get in to the doctor.  Things have been so crazy latetly because I have been at Girl Scout camp, had to go to court on Wednesday after recieving the eviction notice, and found out I only had 7 days to get out.  So we have been packing like mad people. lol  I will keep you posted when I can. :)

post #103 of 136
No thats the last thing you need having to move x i will definitely keep you informed and please keep me informed too x i wish you luck in your new home smile.gif xxx
post #104 of 136

any news?

post #105 of 136

Curious how this turned out. Hope you are getting the care you need momofthree.

post #106 of 136
Also curious here. You had mentioned an OB appointment at the end of the month. How are you doing?
post #107 of 136
Thread Starter 

Still no news.  I guess I'll just have to go to the ER, and hopefully get an u/s.  I went to get my pap done, but my doc didn't really feel around very much.  She barely pushed on my stomach when she did the exam.  My belly is still getting bigger, and I still feel movement.  And fatigued again all of the sudden.  Still no period since Feb. 1st.  I told her that, and she didn't seem to think it was a concern.  I am living with my Granny right now, so when things settle down, I'll try a different doctor or go to the ER.  Wish me luck.

post #108 of 136
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Originally Posted by momtothree34 View Post

Still no news.  I guess I'll just have to go to the ER, and hopefully get an u/s.  I went to get my pap done, but my doc didn't really feel around very much.  She barely pushed on my stomach when she did the exam.  My belly is still getting bigger, and I still feel movement.  And fatigued again all of the sudden.  Still no period since Feb. 1st.  I told her that, and she didn't seem to think it was a concern.  I am living with my Granny right now, so when things settle down, I'll try a different doctor or go to the ER.  Wish me luck.

 

 

When she did your internal exam how large was your uterus? Did she feel any other masses? Was she able to palpate any fetal parts? Surely if you were feeling a head and foot four weeks ago she was able to feel the baby! When you feel for your fundus where is it? When you pushed for answers what was her response? When you said hey doc, I believe I'm 21w pregnant what did she say? Did she offer you the pill to regulate your cycle? When you asked for an explanation what did she offer? Did she refer you to a specialist? For an ultrasound? Blood work? A psych eval? Do a pregnancy test? Listen with a doppler? Anything? Just a pap? No internal exam, no concern for your health whatsoever? She told you not having a period since February 1st, an enlarged abdomen, fetal movement since 14w, pregnancy symptoms was not a concern to her? What was your response? It's a concern to me and you will give me answers or kindly refer me to someone who can, right? 

Have you called the Pregnancy Support Center? Bowling Green Pregnancy Center? What did they say? Have you called Precious View? Their US packages start at $75. Perhaps someone at WKU or another school with medical students can help? What does social services recommend? Have you networked and found another pregnant mama with a doppler you can briefly borrow? What about churches?


Edited by kawa kamuri - 7/1/12 at 1:11pm
post #109 of 136

Wow, what a thread. FWIW, I was able to get a really nice doppler (sonoline B is the model) off ebay for $50 and I was able to hear my fetus at 9 weeks. Been a really nice thing just to have. Someone mentioned renting one for $X a month but imo cheaper to just buy one, esp if you plan to have future babies and/or can resell easily I'm sure.

post #110 of 136
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Originally Posted by momtothree34 View Post

Still no news.  I guess I'll just have to go to the ER, and hopefully get an u/s.  I went to get my pap done, but my doc didn't really feel around very much.  She barely pushed on my stomach when she did the exam.  My belly is still getting bigger, and I still feel movement.  And fatigued again all of the sudden.  Still no period since Feb. 1st.  I told her that, and she didn't seem to think it was a concern.  I am living with my Granny right now, so when things settle down, I'll try a different doctor or go to the ER.  Wish me luck.

 

If she did a PAP she presumably would have looked at your cervix.  In pregnancy the cervix turns a bluish/purple color (as opposed to pink or red....google Chadwick's sign; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadwick%27s_sign).  Its usually quite distinct so if she didn't notice cervix color there might be something else going on (which should probably be diagnosed ASAP given the symptoms you are experiencing).

 

Good luck.

post #111 of 136
I have a Sonoline B Fetal Doppler and live 110 miles from bowling green. I'll drive and meet you halfway to let you use it to find the heartbeat. Although, at 21 weeks, any nurse or doctor should be able to hear a heartbeat with a stethoscope. Do you know anyone who has one? What about asking the health department to listen? If you can't find someone, like I said, I will meet you halfway to use my doppler.
post #112 of 136
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Wow, what a thread. FWIW, I was able to get a really nice doppler (sonoline B is the model) off ebay for $50 and I was able to hear my fetus at 9 weeks. Been a really nice thing just to have. Someone mentioned renting one for $X a month but imo cheaper to just buy one, esp if you plan to have future babies and/or can resell easily I'm sure.

Really? That's awesome! I'll be 9 weeks Thursday. I wonder if I should try mine. I have two heartbeats in there, so I dont know if Ill be able to tell the difference, but they were going strong around 150 the other day at a US, so at least I could differentiate them from my own heartbeat.
post #113 of 136

It took me about 10-15 minutes to locate the heartbeat that first time, at 10 weeks a little less, and every time after it was within a minute or two. I guess the extra growing time helped make it easier to pinpoint! I love this doppler. Best baby-related purchase ever. I'd give it a try, but I'm also impatient :P

post #114 of 136
Thread Starter 

Kawa Kamuri, she did not really feel for anything.  Like I said, she barely pushed on my belly.  She is a nurse practioner, not an ob, so idk.  And she did not look at my cervix either.  She just swabbed me.  She didn't see any concern about anything I am going through.  She's the one that ordered the quatitative blood test, so I guess she thinks since it was negative that there isn't anything going on.  Something is going on, though.  My fundus is right above my belly button now.  I just don't understand doctors anymore.  I'm going to try to find another one that takes my insurance.  I have tried the Pregnancy Support Center, and they won't do anything without a pos. test.  I haven't tested in a while, though.  I think I have just gotten tired of all the negatives.  Adaline's Mama, thanks for the offer to use your doppler.  When I can get enough gas money, I can meet you.  I'll let you know when that is.  If you want to text me, you can.  My number is 270-303-7331.  Again, thank you.  I do know someone that has a stethescope, so I'll see if I can borrow it and try to hear a heartbeat that way. :)

post #115 of 136
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Originally Posted by kparker View Post

Wow, what a thread. FWIW, I was able to get a really nice doppler (sonoline B is the model) off ebay for $50 and I was able to hear my fetus at 9 weeks. Been a really nice thing just to have. Someone mentioned renting one for $X a month but imo cheaper to just buy one, esp if you plan to have future babies and/or can resell easily I'm sure.

wow i've never been able to hear mine that early

post #116 of 136

I also have a posterior placenta and my kid is psycho so that might help ;P

post #117 of 136
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Originally Posted by momtothree34 View Post

Kawa Kamuri, she did not really feel for anything.  Like I said, she barely pushed on my belly.  She is a nurse practioner, not an ob, so idk.  And she did not look at my cervix either.  She just swabbed me.  She didn't see any concern about anything I am going through.  She's the one that ordered the quatitative blood test, so I guess she thinks since it was negative that there isn't anything going on.  Something is going on, though.  My fundus is right above my belly button now.  I just don't understand doctors anymore.  I'm going to try to find another one that takes my insurance.  I have tried the Pregnancy Support Center, and they won't do anything without a pos. test.  I haven't tested in a while, though.  I think I have just gotten tired of all the negatives.  Adaline's Mama, thanks for the offer to use your doppler.  When I can get enough gas money, I can meet you.  I'll let you know when that is.  If you want to text me, you can.  My number is 270-303-7331.  Again, thank you.  I do know someone that has a stethescope, so I'll see if I can borrow it and try to hear a heartbeat that way. :)

 

 

Did you tell her your symptoms?  I would think she would be able to figure it out just by looking.  It is possible to go to your OB and tell them you're pregnant and have them do a vaginal U/S.  That's what I did a few weeks ago.  She asked me if I took a pg test and I said I had.  They took urine before my appt and blood after but when I left to get my blood done my urine was still sitting there untouched with the rest of them.  I told her my history and she looked right away to ease my mind.  Either you had a terrible OB or you didn't ask.  You should have told her all your symptoms and let her know something was going on.  I can't see how an OB wouldn't take you seriously.  At least whip out a doppler and do a quick heart rate check. 

 

Even if she didn't think you were pregnant she would have looked into your weight gain and your swollen belly.  My mom works in a low income office and she says they always honor the womans belief that's she pregnant until they can rule out other things and a swollen belly can mean a lot and it's never dismissed. 

post #118 of 136
ITA with kawa kamuri.

It really doesn't sound like you are asserting yourself at all in this situation. Demand answers. I am shocked that you went in for this much-awaited pap and left without learning anything. It sounds like something is going on, and you need to assert yourself and be more proactive.
post #119 of 136
I agree if you were pregnant your OB would have noticed at your PAP. I would consult your regular doctor for answers on the abdominal swelling. Also it's not possible to feel body parts at that gestation so something is going on. Hopefullly nothing serious.

What is stopping toy from consulting a physician about your issues but leaving pregnancy out if it?
post #120 of 136
Momtothree I'm not sure you realize how important it is to get checked out. If you are not pregnant, you could have ascites from a Liver problem, or a massive Ovarian cyst That can twist and feel like Movement. It could be ovarian cancer-- a big tumor or cyst on the ovary can sit in front of the uterus and feel like the funds, or a rapidly growing fibroid. Go to the doctor or er and tell them your stomach is expanding and you've checked and you are not pregnant. They will repeat the pregnancy test, but also do an ultrasound. If the swelling is intermittent, don't worry as much, but if it is persistent, you have to get checked out. They have told you your are not pregnant, ask them what else it can be. Call the ob gyn, tell them you were checked, told you were not pregnant, but you still haven't gotten your period, ask what your should do. I have seen ovarian cancer present like this twice now. Take it seriously.

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Edited by BByHlPr - 7/10/12 at 9:45am
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