Blood tests.........

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2003
Blood tests.........
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Tue, 11-02-2010 - 11:15am

Is it wrong to deny the blood test requested from my Dr. to check my HCG levels?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 11:20am

If it's just the hCG levels, I don't think it's wrong to refuse to have them done if you don't want to know. If it was checking the progesterone, I would probably recommend it since you had previous losses. The only thing checking the hCG levels will tell you is if the baby is growing or not. It wouldn't change the outcome though, so it's definitely up to you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-15-2009
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 11:31am
I lost a pregnancy in august. With that one i spent 2 weeks going in for some blood work or another almost everyday. It was so stressful. This time i have opted for no tests. What will happen wiil be. I go for my first appt this friday and im in my 9th week.

If you want the tests go for it. If not then i think its fine to say no.

Pink Haired Mamma

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2008
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 12:48pm

are the doctors asking for your hcg levels because of any specific reason?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2008
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 5:45pm

Is it wrong? No absolutely not. A doctor can't make you do anything. If it's something you don't feel is necessary and don't want you have every right to refuse it. Maybe ask your doc about it and why he/she think it's necessary?

ERIN


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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 11:24pm

I've never had my blood tested early in pegnancy.

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