TTC abbreviations - Page 8
A ACA = Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies ACOG = AmericanCollegeof Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACTH = Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone AF = Aunt Flo (menstruation, menstrual period) AFAIK As Far as I Know AFK Away From Keyboard AFNW = Aunt Flo Not Wanted AH, AZH = Assisted Hatching AI = Artificial Insemination AIIC As If I Care AISI As I See It AKA Also Known As ANA = Anti-Nuclear Antibodies ANFAWFOS And Now a Word From Our Sponsor AO: Annovulatory APA = Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies APTT = Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology ASA = Anti-Sperm Antibody ASAFP As Soon As Freakin' Possible ASAP As Soon As Possible ASRM = American Society of Reproductive Medicine ATA = Anti-Thyroid Antibody AVA = Anti-Ovarian Antibody AYF All Your Fault B BA: Baby Aspirin Babydust: Fairy dust, good luck getting pregnant BAIK Boy Am I Confused BAK Back At Keyboard BB's: Breasts BBT = Basal Body Temperature BBT: Basal Body Temperature BC: Birth Control BCP = Birth Control Pills BCP: Birth Control Pills BD = Baby Dancing (Love Making) BF Boy Friend BFN = Bloody f%^*$#g negative (refering to a negative pregnancy test) BFN Bye For Now BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result) BFP = Bloody f%^*$#g positive (refering to a positive pregnancy test) BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result) BIL: Brother-in-Law BMS = Baby-Making Sex BNF Big Name Fan BNI Batteries Not Included BOC But Of Course BOF Birds of a Feather (Special Interest Group) BOS Big Orange Switch (Panic Button) BOT Back on Topic BRB Be Right Back BRS Big Red Switch (Panic Button) BS Bulls* BSEG Big S* Eating A Grin BTDT Been There, Done That BTDT: Been There Done That BTFM Beats the Funk out of Me BTFT Been There, Fixed That BTW By the way BTW: By The Way BUGS Bloody User Generated Symptoms BW or B/W: Blood Work C C&B Crash & Burn CAH = Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia CASA = Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis CATCH Come Again? That Can't Help! CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates) CCCT= Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test(Clomid Challenge) CD = Cycle Day CE Creative Editing CF = Cervical Fluid Chromo = Chromopertubation CIAO Goodbye CL: Corpus luteum CM = Cervical Mucus CMV = Cytomegalovirus CNM = Certified Nurse Midwife COTFLGOHAHA Crawling on the Floor Laughing Guts Out and Having a Heart Attack CP: Cervical position CSY Can't Stop Yawning CU Cracking Up CUL Catch You Later (Goodbye) CUL8R See You Later CVS = Chorionic Villi Sampling CWYL Chat With You Later CY: Cycle CYA Cover Your Ass CYA See Ya D D&C = Dilation and Curettage D&C Duck & Cover D&E = Dilation and Evacuation DBA Doing Business As DBN Doing Business Not DD: Dear/Darling Daughter DE = Donor Eggs DES = Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen) DH: Dear/Darling Husband DI = Donor Insemination DIAFYO Did I Ask For Your Opinion DILLIGAFF Do I look Like I give a Flying Figment? DIPI = Direct Intra-Peritoneal Insemination DITUIHIBMSL Did I Tell You I Hate IBMs Lately DITUILIBMSL Did I Tell You I Love IBMs Lately DNPM Damn Near P*ed Myself DOST = Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer DP = Dear Partner DP: "Dancing" partner; spouse or significant other DPO = Days Post-Ovulation DS: Dear/Darling Son DSOP = Dear Significant Other Person DTD: Doing the dance, sex DUCWIC Do You See What I See? DUCWIM Do You See What I Mean? DUHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear? DW = Dear Wife DW: Dear/Darling Wife Dx = Diagnosis E E2 = Estradiol E2: Estradiol E2EG Ear to Ear Grin EB, EMB = Endometrial Biopsy EDD: Estimated Due Date Endo = Endometriosis EOD End of Discussion EOL End of Lecture EPO: Evening Primrose Oil EPT: Early Pregnancy Test ESAD Eat S* And Die ESAL Eat S* And Live ET: Embryo Transfer ETA = Embryo Toxicity Assay ETF = Embryo Toxic Factor ETLA Enhanced TLA EW=Egg White Consistency (refering to CM) EWCM: Eggwhite cervical mucus F FAQ Frequently Asked Questions FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer FIGMO Forget It, I've Got My Orders FIIN F* if I Know FIL: Father-in-Law FITB Fill In the Blank FM Fine Magic FM: Fertility Monitor FMU: First morning urine FOAD F* off and Die FOAF Friend of a Friend FOAFOAG Father of a Friend of a Girlfriend FOAG Father of a Girlfriend FOT Full of Tripe FP: Follicular Phase FRE: First Response Early FRZ Freakin' Religious Zealot FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone FTASB Faster than a Speeding Bullet FTL Faster than Light FTTA = Fertile Thoughts to All FUA Frequently Used Acronyms FUBAR Fouled Up (!) Beyond All Recognition (or Repair) FUMTU F*ed up More Than Usual FUR: False Unicorn Root FWIW For what it's worth FYA For Your Action FYEO For Your Eyes Only FYI For Your Information FYO For Your Opinion G GASP Go Away, Silly Person! GCT = Glucose Challenge Test GD&R Grinning, Ducking and Running GD&RVVF Grinning, Ducking and Running Very Very Fast GF Girl Friend GF: Girlfriend GGN Gotta Go Now GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out GIWIST Gee I Wish I'd Said That GMTA Great Minds Think Alike GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone GOMF Get Outta My Face GP = General Practitioner GRUIT Get Reay yoU Impudent Thing GTFOOMF Get the F* Out of My Face GTT = Glucose Tolerance Test H H&H: Happy and Healthy HAND Have A Nice Day hCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone) HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin HEPA = Hamster Egg Penetration Assay HHO1/2K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding HHOK Ha Ha Only Kidding HMG = Human Menopausal Gonadotropin HOMPR Hang On, Mobile Phone's Ringing HPT = Home Pregnancy Test HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy HSC = Hysteroscopy HSG = Hysterosalpingogram HSG = Hysterosalpingogram HTH Hope This Helps HWS(PEST) Husband Wants Sex (Please Excuse Slow Typing) Hx = History I IAC In Any Case IAE In Any Event IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer, also IANA... such as CPA IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV IARTPFWTSIOWIM I am Repeating this Parrot fashion without the slightest idea of what it Means IBC Inadequate But Cute IBM Inadequate But Marketable ICI = Intra-Cervical Insemination ICSI = Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ICSI = Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ICUR I See You Are IDGABTT It Don't Get Any Better Than This IDGAD I Don't Give a Damn IDGAS I Don't Give a S* IDTS I Don't Think So IF = Infertility IIRC If I Remember Correctly IITYWTMWYBMAD If I Tell You What This Means Will You Buy Me A Drink? IITYWTMWYKM If I Tell You What This Means, Will You Kiss ME? ILIWTPCT I Love It When the Plan Comes Together ILSHIBAMF I Laughed so Hard I Broke All my Furniture IM = Intramuscular IM = Intramuscular (injections) IMBO In My Biased Opinion IMCO In My Considered Opinion IMHO In My Humble Opinion IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion IMO = In My Humble Opinion IMO In My Opinion IMVHO In My Very Humble Opinion INF - Infertility INPO In No Particular Order Internet Acronyms IOR = Immature Oocyte Retrieval IOW In other words IRL In Real Life ITI = Intra-tubal Insemination IUD Insert Usual Disclaimers IUGR = Intrauterine Growth Restriction IUI = Intrauterine Insemination IVF = In Vitro Fertilization IVIg = Intravenous Immunoglobulin IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean J JK Just Kidding K KISS Keep It Simple Stupid KMA Kiss my A* KWIM = Know What I Mean KWIM Know What I Mean? L L8R Later LAD = Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay LAGNAF Lets All Get Naked and Fool Around LAP = Laparoscopy LH = Luteinizing Hormone LIT = Leukocyte Immunization Therapy LLTA Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause LMFAO Laughing My F* A* Off LMP = Last Menstrual Period (start date) LMTTA Leave Me the F* Alone LO = Love Olympics (Love Making) LOL = Laughing Out Loud LOL Laughing Out Loud LP = Luteal phase LPD = Luteal Phase Defect LTIP Laughing Til I Puke LUF = Luteinized Unruptured Follicle M M MC, m/c, misc. = Miscarriage MCBTY(SN) My Computer is Better than Yours (So Nyerrr) MESA = Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration MF = Male Factor MFG More Friendly Garbage MFM = Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Ob) MHDC(A) My Hard Drive Crashed (Again) MMIF My Mouth Is Full MS = Morning Sickness MYOB Mind Your Own Business N NAA! Not Another Acronym! NBD No Big Deal NERD National Establishment for Real Dorks NEST = Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning NFA No Flaming Allowed NFW No F*ing Way NIMBY Not in My Back Yard NJTH Not Just Thinking Here NK = Natural Killer Cells (CD56+) NO = No Ovulation NOMS Not on MY System NORIF = Non-Stimulated Oocyte Retrieval in (office) Fertilization NP = Nurse Practitioner NRN No Reply Necessary NSA = Non-Surgical Sperm Aspiration NST = Non-Stress Test NTL Nevertheless NUNP No Users, No Problems O O = Ovulation OATUS On a Totally Unrelated Subject OAUS On a Related Subject OB = Obstetrician OB/GYN = Obstetrician/Gynecologist OC = Oral Contraceptives OCT = Oxytocin Challenge Test OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome OIC Oh, I See OMG = Oh My Gosh ONNA Oh No, Not Again ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again OOSOOM Out of Sight, Out of Mind OOTC Obligatory On-Topic Comment OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit OT = Off Topic OTC = Over-the-counter OTC Over the Counter OTFM Only the Facts, Mam OTOH On the other hand OTTOMH Off the Top of My Head OTTOMHAROOB Off the Top of My Head and Rolling Out of Bounds OTW On the Whole OWTTE Or Words to that Effect P P4 = Progesterone PA = Physician's Assistant PBKAC Problem Between Keyboard and Chair PC = Post-Coital PCO, PCOD = Polycystic Ovary Disease PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCP = Primary Care Physician PCT = Post-Coital Test PESA = Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration PFM Pure Freaking Magic PG = Pregnant PGD = Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis PI = Primary Infertility PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PIO = Progesterone In Oil PITA Pain In The Ass PLI = Paternal Leukocyte Immunization PMETC Pardon Me, etc. PMS = Pre-Menstrual Syndrome PMYMHMMFSWGAD Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me for Someone Who Gives A Damn POAS = Pee On A Stick POF = Premature Ovarian Failure POQ P* Off Quickly POQADCB P* Off Quickly and Don't Come back POV Point of View PPP Petty Pet Peeve PROM = Premature Rupture of Membranes PTMM Please Tell Me More R RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility specialist) R-hFSH = Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone RI = Reproductive Immunologist ROFFNAR Rolling on the Floor for no Apparent Reason ROFL Rolling on Floor Laughing ROFLMAO Rolling on Floor Laughing My Ass Off ROFLOL Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud ROFLOLBAG Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud Busting a Gut ROFPML Rolling on the Floor P*ing Myself Laughing ROS = Reactive Oxygen Species ROTBA Reality on the Blink Again RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss RSA = Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion RSN Real Soon Now [which may be a long time coming] RTFI Read the Friendly Instructions RTFM Read the Freakin' manual! RTFMA Read the Manual, Sir! Rx = Prescription S S/A = Sperm/semen analysis SA = Semen Analysis SAHD = Stay At Home Dad SAHM = Stay At Home Mom SAR Some Assembly Required SART = Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology SBCN Sitting Behind the Computer, Naked SHG = Sonohysterogram SHM S* Happens, Mate SI = Secondary Infertility SICS Sitting in Chair Snickering SIIN S* if I Know SIL = Sister-in-Law SITD Still in the dark SLE = Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SNAFU SituationNormal: All Fouled (!) Up SO = Significant Other SO Significant Other SOE Silly/Stupid Operator Error SOL Still Out of Luck (or something thereabouts ) Sono HSG = Sonohysterogram SOP Standard Operational Procedure SPA = Sperm Penetration Assay STD = Sexually Transmitted Disease SUZI = Sub-Zonal Insertion T TANJ There Aint No Justice -- Niven TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free lunch TCB Taking Care of Business TDMATBICPLY This Doesn't Mean A Thing But It Confuses People Like You TeBG = Testosterone-Estradiol-Binding Globulin TESE = Testicular Sperm Extraction TET = Tubal Embryo Transfer TGAL Think Globally, Act Locally TIA = Thanks in advance TIA Thanks In Advance (also AtDhVaAnNkCsE) TIC Tongue in cheek TINALO This is Not a Legal Opinion TINAR This is Not a Recommendation TINWIS That is Not What I Said TL = Tubal Ligation TLA Three Letter Acronym (such as this) TM Trust Me TMI = To Much Information TNOTVS There's Nothing on Television, so... TORCH = Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes test TPS(S) This Program Sucks, (Severely) TPTB The Powers That Be TR = Tubal Reversal TRDMC Tears Running Down My Cheeks TRH = Thyroid Releasing Hormone TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone TSOHF Total Sense of Humor Failure TTBOMK To the Best of My Knowledge TTC = Trying to Conceive TTFN Ta Ta for Now TTM To The Moderator TTYL = Talk To Ya Later TTYL Talk To You Later TTYRS Talk To You Real Soon TUFD The User File Died TUFT = Trans-Uterine Fallopian Transfer Tx = Treatment U US, u/s = Ultrasound or ultrasonography UTI = Urinary Tract Infection V V = Vasectomy VETLA Very Enhanced TLA VR = Vasectomy Reversal W WAB What, Another Bill WAMKSAM Why are My Kitties (Kids) Staring at Me WB Welcome Back WBC = White Blood Cells WBS Write Back Soon WDYMBT What do You Mean by That WIBAMU Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle WMMOWS Wash My Mouth Out with Soap WTF What the F*? WTG Way To Go WTH What the H*? WYLABOCTGWTR Would You Like a Bowl of Cream to go with That Remark? WYLASOMWTC Would You Like a Saucer of Milk with that Comment? WYPIWYG What You Printed Is What You've Got WYSIAWYG What You See is Almost What You Get WYSINWNWYG What You See Is No Where Near What You Get WYSINWYG What You See Is NOT What You Get WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get WYTYSYDG What You Thought You Saw, You Didn't Get Y YAOTM Yet Another Off-Topic Message YHGASPL You Have Got A Serious Problem, Lad! YI = Yeat Infection YMMV Your Mileage may vary YSS You Suck Severely YSWUS Yea, Sure Whatever You Say! YWSYLS You win some, you lose some Z ZIFT = Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer
I have been looking for a thread like this!!! So glad all you ladies took the time to explain the abbreviations for us noobs. However, does anyone else think that the abbreviations are a little out of hand? I have a tendency to get a little frustrated, I mean.. there are a LOT. And many are kinda unnecessary. Why do we use BFP or BFN? Why not just Pos or Neg. Does anyone actually say Big Fat Positive in real life? No. Or KHA for Keep Hope Alive - why does that even need an abbreviation? Also DH, DD, DS - I have seen these on wedding boards too and again, don't get the need. Just say Hubs or daughter or son. I get that it's a characteristic of the online preg community, so it'll never change. Just wanna see if there are any like minded people out there who would rather just say what they mean than talk in never ending code! Look at what Mylia11 just posted - that is insane! Thank you for taking the time to post that, Mylia. WOAH there are a lot!
Agree with PP (previous poster - ha! just had to get an acronym in myself) that we could stand to drop a little of the code. It took me forever to figure out what AF meant (and why use it when it takes very little time to write period?), but I was so amused by the idea of being visited by Aunt Flow that I've started using it myself.