I almost fainted in the doctors office today

@shaggin (37733)
United States
January 19, 2017 4:18pm CST
I went to the doctors today and during my annual exam she told me I have a blue tint to my cervix. I asked her what that meant. She told me usually pregnancy. I told her no way and started to feel like I was going to faint. I asked what else could cause it. She said some medications, anemia, and hypothyroidism. At that point I felt calmer knowing it has to be due to the anemia. I think the little m&m guy's face on my wall decoration says it all!
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
I would have been happy if it were me and the doctor tells me I'm pregnant. I would love to have another baby in the house.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I would love another baby but I don't want to do that unless I know for sure my man and I will stay together. The medicines I take cause birth defects so I would have to stop taking them if I wanted to get pregnant. Also with all that is going on with my son having a baby right now would be more stressful.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
@shaggin sure I understand you. wAs just talking about me, hoping that i would get pregnant. In my case, it's different. I don't care whether I have a man by me or not. I could take care of the baby if my man don't want to stand by me.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@toniganzon aww well I hope you will get to have another baby! I want to spend all my time with my children and if it doesn't work out with the father then I would have to share custody and I would be sad.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
Oh wow I probably lyrics would have had the same reaction.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Imagine if someone had been trying to get pregnant and hadn't been able to and she said this to them how upset they would feel to find out after that they weren't.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
@shaggin That would be devastating!
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@JudyEv (134919)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
Some health people sure know how to scare us, don't they?
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Yes lol and I am left wondering how many others she has caused to nearly faint.
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@Corbin5 (115891)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Now, that was quite a startle for you!!!
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Yes lol I was stunned. It took me awhile to calm down from the fright.
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@allknowing (69368)
• India
20 Jan 17
Anemia yes but pregnancy no. What a choice
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
Pregnancy is a good news but not all the time. Hope the anemia is not worst
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@allknowing (69368)
• India
20 Jan 17
@averygirl72 Don't worry you will be fine. Just take some foods that improve your blood.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
At this point in time I would much rather the anemia then pregnancy. It isn't to bad. Makes my heart beat harder and I feel exhausted and tired but its not physically painful at least.
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@Tina30219 (35672)
• Onaway, Michigan
19 Jan 17
Are they going to do any tests to find out for sure what it is? I hope whatever it is is nothing serious.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
There really isn't any need for me to do any tests. I have been tested at least 5 times in my life for an over active thyroid as I have always been so skinny and my thyroid always tests fine. I am sure I am not pregnant and since I have always been borderline anemic I am sure that is the reason why I have a blue tint. I have been so tired this week and I thought my iron levels were likely very low so her mentioning anemia rang a bell!
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@Tina30219 (35672)
• Onaway, Michigan
20 Jan 17
@shaggin At least it is nothing to serious.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 17
I am sure that was a shocking thing to hear. Lol.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
It sure was a shock but I am glad to hear that there are other reasons of what can cause this. If pregnancy was the only cause of the blue tint I would have passed out for sure.
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@DWDavis (14174)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
I can only imagine the surprise you must have felt when the doctor gave pregnancy as a possible diagnosis when it must have been the last thing you thought it might be.
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@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Lol you got that right. To hear that scared the life out of me. I am glad that it was obviously not pregnancy to me and is anemia.
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@akalinus (21171)
• United States
19 Jan 17
I have been told that the blue tint means pregnancy. Those days are done. Sometimes, it is a false alarm. It was in my case.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I did a search online when I got home from the doctor on the blue tint. It is common in pregnancy but that is not what is causing mine thankfully. A blue tint doesn't always show up when pregnant but it was a common way they used to tell if girls were pregnant before pregnancy tests were around. It wasn't very accurate.
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@akalinus (21171)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@shaggin I am reading a doctor's book from 1900. It is about obstetrics. Things have come a long way since 1900.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@akalinus That would either be really interesting or bore me to tears it's hard to say
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@Tampa_girl7 (26200)
• United States
2 Mar 17
I think if my doctor thought I was pregnant that I would faint too
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
2 Mar 17
Lol glad I am not the only one who feels that way. My boyfriend would have been happy but not me.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26200)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@shaggin at 54 I can't even imagine. The thought just makes me exhausted
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@Tampa_girl7 lol even at 33 it would be a lot to handle on top of everything with my son etc.
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Lol! At least you are ok and know what's wrong.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Yes and it proves to me why I have been so tired this week. I can always tell when my iron gets lower.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@shaggin Do you take pills for that?
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@DianneN Nope. I always thought my multivitamins had iron but I look today and see they dont so I bought iron pills at Walmart tonight.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Jan 17
Wow, hope its nothing and it all turns out good If they were to say that to me now I would say a big No and have a face like the M &M s as well. Great image love it.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
So you can understand how I felt :-) I feel like she should have given me all the possible reasons before I freaked out instead of just naming one.
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 Jan 17
@shaggin They always say scary things and then play them down if you notice. The last time they told me I was pregnant I burst into tears as I had not got a house or anywhere to go of my own. He said congratulations and I hardly felt like singing it back to him.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Awww that must have been a bad experience :-( Drs seem not to understand how to be sympathetic at times. Maybe your doctor thought they were happy tears.
• United States
24 Jan 17
A child is a blessing but if you're on the pill or anything like that I think it'd be a higher risk to have a child. What is the outcome?
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
25 Jan 17
The pill would not hurt a child if I got pregnant while on it but the medications I take cause birth defects like missing arms and legs.
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• United States
25 Jan 17
@shaggin Oh yes, I meant birth defects - risk for the child.
@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
20 Jan 17
I felt faint at reading the first couple of lines. I certainly would have fainted if the doctor had said there was a possibility of pregnancy.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
The medications I take for my depression and bi-polar cause birth defects so it is very important I do not get pregnant. I was stunned at what she said at first!
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
20 Jan 17
@shaggin I'll bet you were!
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@KristenH (24930)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
19 Jan 17
So glad you're okay and not pregnant. Hope you're feeling better now.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I wasn't sick or anything thankfully. It was just an annual exam.
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@KristenH (24930)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
20 Jan 17
@shaggin Thank goodness for that.
@besweet (7227)
• Greece
20 Jan 17
The doctors have to consider all the possibilities. It must have been a shock especially if it was unexpected.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Yea you are right but I think if she had told me all the possible reasons why it could be blue I woudn't have paniced like I did.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
20 Jan 17
hmm, blue tint, never heard that before
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
Me neither but when I looked it up online before writing this post I did find it is common in pregnancy.
@shivamani10 (11188)
• Hyderabad, India
20 Jan 17
yeah...might me the Anemia...
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
As exhausted as I have been this week I am sure it is anemia. I always run borderline anemic and when I feel this drained I know my levels must be low. I take multivitamins but it doesn't seem to help much.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Jan 17
The doctor should probably have told you the causes she thought were relevant to you, first. It wasn't necessary to tell you a cause she didn't think had anything to do with it. Obviously, anyone would feel a bit of a shock.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
She is new to this office about a year ago so maybe she is new to doing exams. She remarked "Oh your cervix is right thre this will be easy" and then that my overies are easy to feel lol I have never had anyone say these things to me except for things being easier to feel due to me being skinny.
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
Well, that would have been another pain in the belly for nine months. I hope you got your medication.
@shaggin (37733)
• United States
20 Jan 17
I had her write me a prescription for my pills that I make sure to take every nigh so I do not get pregnant!