Corinne - posted on 08/25/2015 ( 240 moms have responded )
My name is Cori and I would like to ask if there are any moms out there who were pregnant but had false urine and blood tests?
I am sure I got pregnant on April 4, 2015. I have grown in my belly and have felt (who I call Emma) moving for the past six weeks. I have had irregular periods that have been so off the wall. I would bleed then not for hours and then spot, and then nothing, and then bleed lightly. Every period has been late 3-5 days and gotten shorter since April 10, 2015.
I paid to have my tubes reversed on January 8, 2015 and was allowed to start trying with my husband after my March 2015 period. First day of my March period was on March 21, 2015. Two weeks later on April 4, 2015 I felt my egg dropping and new it was the perfect day :)
Within days I was sleeping any and all the time I could for about 4 1/2 weeks. My breast were so sensitive if I could just hold them up and have nothing touch them all day...it would have been perfect. I could not eat anything because it would not digest. The food felt like a huge boulder sitting in my stomach and would literally take until the next day to go away.
I went to the doctors and he did a urine test (negative) he did blood work (all perfect except vitamin B-12) I went in two weeks later for a follow-up. I got a B-12 booster shot and he wanted to prescribe a medication to help me digest (I never picked it up and I was not nearly as tired anymore). I knew I was pregnant and was not going to put anything in my body that could hurt the baby. He did a blood test (negative) and more blood work. I went back two weeks later for another follow-up (I was eating by now). He then took another urine (negative) and said that maybe I was just putting on weight.
By now I was getting frustrated with my doctor because he was not believing me that I am pregnant. I went back in to see him about five weeks later to tell him that every time I sneeze or cough I was having bad pains in my lower belly, that my belly has grown so much that I cannot button or zip up my pants. Still he was disbelieving. I tried one more time to express my concerns and then he decided on more blood work including pregnancy test (negative) and he wanted to check my hormones to see if I was going through early menopause. I won't tell you the look that came off my face! I had just paid $5000 to reconnect my tubes and he thinks I'm going through early menopause (I'm 36 and yes my twin is actually going through it right now and apparently my mother went through it as well at this age) however, ALL of my blood work had come back phenomenal and something would have shown if there was any problems. [By the way-hormones excellent...NOT going through any kind of menopausal situations :) ] So then I address the fact that he told me that I was probably just putting on weight.
I had him check my weight since I started coming in, in January 2015 for the follow-up check-up on my surgery and have only been bouncing back and forth from 227.5 and 229. I have not put on any weight and I look five months pregnant. Because he doesn't believe I'm pregnant he feels there must be some logical explanation as to why my abdomen is growing and I am the same weight. [During my only other 3 pregnancies, I only put on about 10-12 pounds at the end of the pregnancy that turns out to be all baby and amniotic fluids. I tone up and look best during my pregnancies :)] Now he is asking that I see a GI specialist get a CT Scan done of my abdomen to see if there is anything growing inside of me! What?!? I told him that would hurt my baby, he said yes...if you were pregnant.
I left just as flustered. I have tried contacting clinics and crisis centers to do a sonogram so that I can take the proof to my doctor so that I can start getting prenatal care and everyone has denied me. They all have to (by regulations) have a positive urine test before they can do a sonogram. I even contacted companies that do the 2D. 3D, and 4D sonograms that you pay out of pocket for and they denied me as well :(
My last attempt was going into the ER last Wednesday to complain about the pains I have when the baby sits to the front of my abdomen. My lower belly is in pain and I get sharp pains about my uterus. They asked if I was pregnant (a small part of me wanted to say yes and that I am due January 23, 2016, but I cannot lie) I told them that I believe I am pregnant but that my doctor does not. They denied me the help I needed and ended up doing a sonogram of my Gal-Bladder! When the doctor told me he would do a sonogram to help me, he did...but he lied about what kind of sonogram! When the lady started grinding the handled into my rib cage and shoving down on my upper abdomen, I was like "what are you doing?!?" She said checking my Gal-Bladder. I told her I was not there for my Gal-Bladder, but to see how far along I was and to make sure the baby is okay. She asked about a urine test and I told her it was negative. She said the doctor would never order a sonogram to check how far I was without a positive urine test. Had I known this earlier I would never had walked to the back with the tech and been put through that pain. (By the way the blood work the doctor did, came back so well that they were commenting on how healthy I was, but that they were still waiting on my chemicals...ARE THEY MAD!...if I was on drugs we would have not just been discussing how excellent my blood work looked!) I was so angry and in so much pain that I grabbed my husband and we walked out of the ER. My blood pressure was 150/90 and I have never been this high :( I did not wait for/nor do I need the results of my Gal-Bladder. Even the tech was questioning why I was there after I said no to all 3 of her questions pertaining to the sonogram of the Gal-Bladder.
I even started showing signs of (I'm not sure if its "Toxemia"/"Pre-Clampsia") but I have had abnormal swelling throughout my entire legs. I know that high blood-pressure after 20+ weeks can cause this. I have decided that I am just going to have to deliver this baby at home :( I started buying maternity clothes and still take excellent care of my self. My blood pressure is lower, but probably not low enough (due to not being believed). I even bought a Fetal Doppler to check the baby's heart beat at home, but she kicks the microphone and hides :) I caught her heart beat a couple of times, but she doesn't stay around long enough to get a good reading. But my husband and I have heard her swimming away after kicking the microphone.
I have another check-up with my doctor this Thursday 27, 2015 and am going to ask him to do a sonogram. I'm going to let him know what I have been through and plead that he believe me and HELP me! Oh and on the upside, finally no period this month. I'm hoping that I will start showing up pregnant for the next urine test on Thursday :)
If anyone can offer advice, it will be more than welcomed!
Thank you for taking out time to read about my situation,