? about underlying condition tests

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby jean » Mon Feb 24, 638927 10:35 am

OMG my insurance company is soo stupid!! So basically, I can't afford to get these tests done because my insurance won't cover it!!! I am so upset and stressed out right now!
Caryn-or anyone out there who knows-am I right in saying that studies have said that having these tests done and using blood thinners isn't proven to help at all? If that's the case..then if my dr. prescribed me LDA in a future pregnancy would that be help enough (since I wouldn't know what specific clotting disorder I might have-if I even have one)?

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Postby l412angel » Sun Feb 23, 638927 3:10 pm

I would speak with your doctor abou tthat one

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby jean » Sun Feb 23, 638927 3:00 pm

Does anyone know if these tests are usually billed as preventative or necessity tests? My insurance won't cover preventative tests....and the dr. said there is just one bill/code they use for insurance, so I don't know..

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby l412angel » Sun Jun 02, 638926 7:10 pm

Normally from the inside of your elbow

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby jean » Sun Jun 02, 638926 4:53 pm

Do they pull the blood from the veins on the other side of your elbow or from elsewhere?

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Postby atvlady » Sat Feb 19, 638924 5:55 pm

It usualy takes a week to get the results back and they can all be tested for at one time, one needle poke (if you are afraid of needles ask the to use a butterfly needle) Four to 6 months after pregnancy is the window to test for the underlying conditions'. yes these tests' are necessary if you are going to become pregnant again and not matter what gestational age you had these syndromes, you should be tested cause these syndromes' can come back at a earlier gestational age.

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby sam10 » Fri Feb 18, 638924 5:52 pm

PE just brought back old fears regarding the aneurysms and added new ones of having PE/HELLP in my next pregnancy and whatnot. It's not easy to overcome such fears!

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Postby l412angel » Wed Feb 09, 638924 7:12 pm

Oh Gotcha! Scary stuff! Its crazy all this stuff you find out just through having PE!

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby sam10 » Wed Feb 09, 638924 7:08 pm

I am not chronic hypertensive, at least I have not been before my pregnancy. Right now my Bp seems normal with some spikes, but I guess this is just my body getting back to normal. I hope so!

As for my family history of aneurysms, this is something that is apparently not associated with PE, at least nobody said so. An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. When a vessel ruptures, it can be lethal as it has been the case of my father and uncle. The reasons for developing aneurysms is not known (at least in my family). I have been monitored for the past 12 years, and was fine, but I am worried now that pregnancy, PE and my high BP might have done some damage to my vessels.
Thorax is the chest. In my family the aneurysms occurred in the chest (above the heart).

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Re : ? about underlying condition tests

Postby l412angel » Wed Feb 09, 638924 5:22 pm

Thorax? Whats that? Do you have any underlying conditions or are you cronic hypertensive?


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