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(RANT) ~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13

Ok, so I officially hate the idiots at the ER where my friend lives! She is about a monnth or 2 prego and she started bleeding and now is having clots! We are scared she is having a miscarriage, and she does not have an OB, because the closest one is over an hour away! So, she went to the ER and they told her there was nothing they could do, and they didn't know what was going on. But she needs to see an OB asap!? CAN YOU SAY IDIOTS! She isn't stupid, but when you live so far from an OB its hard when you are caught off guard with being pregnant! (She just found out about a week or 2 ago, and has been looking for an OB)



Rant over.... I apologize

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
22nd Aug '13

Hmm. I wonder if Labor & Delivery would see her then.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7409 posts
22nd Aug '13

I believe up until a certain point (can't remember how many weeks exactly) there's nothing anyone can really do. That is a very common reaction from the ER.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
22nd Aug '13

There really isn't anything they can do. They could take her blood and measure her hcg and take it again tomorrow and see if it is increasing or decreasing.



I'm sorry that they were insensitive towards your friend.



Was she planning on never getting an on because they are an hour away? Was she just going to show up in l&d when in lanour and hope for the best?

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13
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Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13478 posts
status 22nd Aug '13

As frustrating as it may sound it's probably true because how early she is.They could at least do blood work to see if her levels dropped or even an ultrasound.

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting Executive Transvestite:" Hmm. I wonder if Labor & Delivery would see her then."

The town is so small they dont have on in the hospital

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
22nd Aug '13

What did she expect them to do? This early, labor and delivery won't see her. If she is having a miscarriage, there is nothing they can do to stop it

She needs to see her OB, even though it is far away

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" There really isn't anything they can do. They could take her blood and measure her hcg and take it again ... [snip!] ... never getting an on because they are an hour away? Was she just going to show up in l&d when in lanour and hope for the best?"

No, she had just found out not to long ago she was pregnant, so she was trying to find the best OB to go to.

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13

My biggest concern was they wouldn't tell her if she was having a miscarriage or if it was just her uterus thinning out or what.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Preggersto#1~:</b>" But wouldn't they at least tell her she is having a miscarriage?"</blockquote>




They could examine her and tell her if her cervix is open. They could do an ultrasound and look for a heartbeat. Or they could do blood work- which is probably the most accurate given how early she is.

☆ Erica 1 child; Flat Rock, Michigan 1439 posts
22nd Aug '13

When I was bleeding at 14 weeks they said its not an considered an wmergency until 20 weeks. I was seen but had to wait hours.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
22nd Aug '13

If she's miscarrying there really isn't anything they can do for her. They can do blood work and an ultrasound to see if that's what's really going on but they can't do anything to stop it from happening. At most they could give her pain meds if she were in horrible pain or do an emergency D&C if she were hemorrhaging but if neither are the case all you can do is wait, schedule a follow up with an OB and hope for the best. I'm sorry your friend is going through this though and I wish her the best of luck.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
22nd Aug '13

There really isn't anything they can do. A pregnancy isn't considered viable until 20/21 weeks gestation.



I went into labor at 15 weeks, my OB told me there was nothing he could do if I went into full blown labor. He did however figure out a way around it and have me meds for a bacterial infection that ask stop contractions.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7409 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Preggersto#1~:</b>" But wouldn't they at least tell her she is having a miscarriage?"</blockquote>




I think they typically take blood and check hcg levels as another poster said. I don't believe they can officially tell someone they are miscarrying because of liability. I think sometimes that early on it's hard to tell if someone is really miscarrying or if it's another issue. I've heard people say they were told they had a miscarriage, had a d&c done, only to later find out they weren't really miscarrying. I think she should try to get to an OB ASAP so they can tell her for sure what's going on.