When trying to schedule my first appointment with my OB, we were told the policy was: before the doc will see you, first you need 2 HCG blood tests, then you'll wait 2 weeks and see the doc and get your ultrasound then. Strangely, seems to be independent of how far along you are????
Anyways, I got the first blood test at exactly 7w0d. Went in today for my second one, and they said, "oh, we don't need to draw it again, your result was >80,000. But the doctor wants to see you Monday for your ultrasound." So that's the next office day, and I already have the u/s scheduled for two weeks from now. At first I kinda freaked, because them TELLING me to come in Monday sounds like something "could be" wrong. But then they said, 'oh no, everything is fine, you are pregnant!" And then they showed me the bloodwork results, and the doctor wrote, "Great!!!! Have her come in Monday for u/s." And she knew I was 7w0d.
I am not sure what to make of this whole thing, how to feel. Lots of thoughts going through my head. The "great" seemed to conflict with "come in Monday." I think (after googling) she just wants to rule out molar pregnancy since it can happen with high HCG levels. Or twins, etc. In the office, I just got the feeling the were "ruling something out" on Monday, so that is why I started googling.
I can't decide if this is much ado about nothing....or what. But can't stop thinking about this. OMG, could I have been completely wrong on my dates, and I'm really 11 weeks???? (and what I thought was a period was just bleeding). It's funny how a blood result that's abnormal makes you think so many things. Technically, it is still normal. I need to just go to bed!
The sense I get is that getting this bloodwork done just creates more drama than it's worth. Either way, I just feel blessed that my numbers were so high! I should feel lucky.
Dear Lord, please help everything to be okay!!!! Thank you. Amen.
Edited by bobcat - 10/20/12 at 2:32am