Has anyone ever had negative tests, and in fact pregnant? - Page 5
OP, I think your best bet is to just go to the one Dr. who will accept your insurance and explain your symptoms and ask them to treat/diagnose you. Don't even mention pregnancy. I would think any such diagnosis would involve an u/s (to check for fibroids, etc.). Such symptoms aren't normal, so any good doctor should do whatever they can to diagnose you (and then treat as necessary).
I agree with this 100%. OP, if you are having these symptoms you *need* medical help. Either you are pregnant and should be checking to make sure everything is okay OR you have a serious medical issue that needs attention. Ignore the idea of being pregnant. Call a doctor and say you have visable swelling in your abdomen and need help! You have medicaid so if you can't get an appointment go to urgent care or the emergency room. At this point, if you are not pregnant you could have a tumor or something that could literally kill you without medical help! Waiting until the end of the month is simply not acceptable.
just curious what would you do in this situation without the means etc to go private and having nobody listening to you. Luckily i have a sympathetic doctor who is just as curious as me to know what is going on with my body but mumofthree has no one. I understand that it would be illegal but as i said would be very curious to know what would you do as a last resort
She has yet to do any thing that has been suggested. She plans to wait til the end of the month for her OB appointment. Read the entire thread, there were numerous legal sane options.
I would call medicare and explain the situation to them and the need to be examined. And, I wouldn't get off the phone until someone found me a loophole. My insurance has been a pain before, but staying on the phone, and pushing right back has finally got me what I needed.
I would also consider going to a bella baby sort of place and paying for an ultrasound. You can do that for 100 dollars or less, usually.
So, Id just go tell a dr. that you want an ultrasound "just to make sure" and pay cash for it. If you are pregnant, file it with insurance.
I have done what has been suggested, except go to the ER. The reason I was waiting until the end of the month, is because I have already been to my doc to see what was going on, and she did the tests. There is no planned parenthood here, and I don't have the money to pay out of pocket for an u/s. I have very little income, and on the verge of getting evicted from my home. If I had the money to pay for an u/s, I would have money to pay my rent. It's really hard for me to just go and get something that I have to pay for. There have been times that I haven't even had enough money to buy things that I really need. There is a planned parenthood in Tennessee, and I would go there if I had gas money to get there. It's not that I'm not trying. Like I explained before, I have been to 4 doctors, and they just ran tests and didn't think anything else of it. I will be going to the ER soon, though to find out what is going on exactly.
Yeah, I'm just gonna quote myself here:
Crisis pregnancy centers will usually do an ultrasound for free. I've had pregnant friends go just so they can get a free ultrasound and pic of their baby. It looks like there is at least one in your area. I'd call, explain the sitch and see if they'd do one for you.
If you're having these symptoms and not pregnant you need to see a doc ASAP.
Seriously, its worth a call at least. Google it. There's at least one in your area.