Please Read Need Advice About Blood Test

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+++++ - October 24

OK, according to an OPK, I would have ovulated Oct. 13th or 14th ( I got a positive OPK on the 12th and 13th). I have pretty long cycles usually somewhere around 38-41 days, sometimes longer. I was on Clomid last month, but didn't ovulate, This month we skipped it so I could get testing done (HSG, Transva___al Ultrasound, Hubby to get SA- all came back ok). If I O'd on the 13th, it would make me 11 dpo today. My dr. wants me to come in on Wed. (2 days from today) for a blood test to see if I'm pregnant. I've taken 2 HPT's and both have been BFN, last one was today. If the blood test comes back negative, she wants to wait one more week and then give me a progesterone shot to make me get my AF, if it doesn't come on it's own by then.... She said they are waiting that week in between the blood test and the shot to make sure I am absolutely not pregnant... Once I get the shot and AF comes, I start Clomid again.. My question is... should I be concerned that 2 days from now isn't enough time to get a positive blood test FOR SURE????????? How sensitive are they?? What if it's a BFN and then I wait a week for the shot but maybe I really am pregnant(which I don't feel like I am, no symptoms yet)... I am just alittle nervous that maybe enough time didn't pass to get the hormone levels high enough... I read about all these people who take HPT or get a blood test done and they are all BFN, but they really are pregnant... Am I sounding crazy? What shouls I do? I assume the dr. knows what she's doing... But since my cycles are long and kind of messed up I never know when I'm late, so how can she say, 2 weeks time (from O) is enough time to make it show up as a BFP? Does this make sense?? Help me....


to++++++ - October 24

I haven't got a clue but I would voice these concerns you have with your doctor so it will atleast put you at some rest. Sorry i can't help more i'm sure someone else will answer you. Good luck.


JP - October 24

I can only tell you from my own experience. In feb. I ovulated around 2/21 and then on 3/3 I went to the gyno for a routine examine. I told her my last period was Jan. 28th (like you I have a 38-41 day cycle). They did the HCg quantative blood test and it picked up an HCG level of 5 (a level of 5-25 most doctor consider a re-test. The hcg is present, but they test to ensure you have higher numbers the 2nd time around to call it a pregnancy). All the HPT test where negative for me until 3/11. Unfortuantly my experience ended in a m/c because of low rising HCG (I am now 17 weeks pregnant due April 1). What I learned from that whole experience is that a blood test should be able to pick up the hcg and I think it pretty reliable. I would defiantly talk to your docotr about concerns though. Good luck.


+++++ - October 24

thanks for your help.. i will try and talk to her..



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