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ABBREVIATIONS

Postby Smiling Cyster » Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:56 pm

Hi all,

Courtesy of a message Gems posted a while ago, I thought it a good idea to make this topic into a sticky so we can all see what everything means!

AF- Aunt Flo
AI- Artificial Insemination
AO-annovulation
ART-assisted reproduction technology
ASA- anti-sperm antibody
ASAP- as soon as possible
BB- bulletin board
BBL- be back later
BCP- birth control pills
BBT- basal body temperature
BD- baby dance
BETA= Beta = Beta HCG - it is a bloodtest to see if you are pregnant or not. A quanatative beta just let you now Yes or No. A Qualitative beta gives a number of how much HCG (The pregnancy hormone) is in your system. Most doctor's like to see this number double every 48 to 72 hours when you are pg.

BF- boyfriend or bestfriend
BFF- bestfriend (too)
BFN- big fat negative
BFP- big fat positive
BIL- brother in law
BMS- baby making sex
BRB- be right back
BTW- by the way
BV- bacterial vaginosis
BW- blood work
CB- cycle buddy
CD- cycle day
CF- cervical fluid
CIO- Crying it Out
CM- cervical mucous
D&C- dilation & curettage- A d&c is a procedure where the inside lining of the uterus is scraped. It is usually done when a woman has a missed miscarriage (baby is gone but the body isn't passing it) or an incomplete miscarriage (some tissue passed but not all). There are other instances where it is performed

D&E- dilation & evacuation
DE- donor eggs
DD- darling daughter
DH- darling husband
DI- donor insemination
DIUI- donor intrauterine insemination
DOST- direct oocyte sperm transfer
DPO- days post ovulation
DPR- days post retrieval
DPT- days post transfer
DR- doctor
DS- darling son
DTD- do the deed (sex)
DW- darling wife
DX- diagnosis
E2- estradiol
EA- endometrial ablation
ED- endometriosis
FAQ- frequently asked questions
FHR- fetal heart rate
EWCM- egg white cervical mucus
ET- embryo transfer
FE- frozen embryo
FET- frozen embryo transfer
FIL- father in law
FRER- first response early
GD- gestational diabetes
H/A- headaches (as suggested by websissy)
HPT- home pregnancy test
HSG- hysterosalpingogram
HTH- hope that helps
IC- incompotent cervix
IF- infertility
IR- insulin resistance
IUI- in uterine insemination
IYKWIM- if you know what I mean
IMHO- in my honest opinion
IMO- in my opinion
KWIM- know what I mean
LAP- laparoscopy
LMAO- laughing my a$$ off
LOL- laugh out loud or lots of love
LSP- low sperm count
LPD- luteal phase defect
MC- miscarriage
MIL- mother in law
M/S- morning sickness
MWC- married with children
NPC- natural progesterone cream
O- ovulate
OD- ovulation dysfunction
OHSS- ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrom
OP- original poster (person that started the thread)
OPK- ovulation predictor kit
OT- off topic
OV- ovulated
PG- pregnant
PLS- please
POAS- pee on a stick
PUPO- pregnant until proven otherwise
RE- reproductive endocrinologist
SA- semen analysis
SAHD- stay at home dad
SAHM- stay at home mom
SC- sperm count
SO- significant other
STICKY- is a thread that the moderators want to stay at the top of a forum. MOst threads move down the forum when people stop replying. Stickies will always be at the top.
TCYOF-Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book by Toni Weschler)
TMI- too much info
TTC- trying to conceive
2WW- 2 week waiting period after O before PG test
TX- treatment
US- ultrasound
TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone


...please feel free to add your own...

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Postby nikki jane » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:35 pm

:D hi

just had a look at the list and thought what a great idea!! but there is one thing missing that i can see :) .......IVF - Invitro Fertilisation
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Postby Tiggy » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:16 pm

You forgot 'BJ'.
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Postby Babushka » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:21 pm

Me and the DH had BMS but it was a BFN!!! BTW, my BIL and his DW, my DS, had BMS also but the BIL had LSC, IYKWIM. The DW wants to get PG, she wants to be MWC but she doesn't want the M/S or the H/A. She just wants to POAS...
Boyf: God, she has more hair on her chest than i do!
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Postby Chelle W » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:55 am

Liked the post Babushka :lol: - but I must admit I needed the list to look some of the abbreviations up.

Chelle
:D
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Babushka

Postby rara » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:28 pm

She is funni.. That made me laugh!

I was thinking the same.. to understand i need to print this list off

:D
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Postby Nicki » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:33 pm

Apologies, but as a nurse, I love my abbrevs, and have a few more that could be added to the list for folks to use if they want to (and also so that people can understand me as I sometimes slip into jargon subconsciously!)

In relation to tests & results:
+VE - positive
-VE - negative
AXR - abdominal x-ray
BMG/BM - glucose (i.e. BM = 4.7) Stands for bedside monitoring of glucose
GA - general anaesthetic
RA - regional (local) anaesthetic
T - temperature
TFTs - thyroid function tests
USS - ultrasound scan

Miscellaneous:
GU - genitourinary
HV - health visitor
IDDM - insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
LMP - last menstrual period
mane - latin for "in the morning"
MW - midwife
nocte - latin for "at night"
TSH - thyroid stimulating hormone
WHO - world health organisation

In relation to medications:
ABX - antibiotics
AD - anti-depressant
BD - twice daily
IM - intramuscular (injection)
IV - intravenous
od - once daily (not in capitals - OD means overdose)
PO - oral
NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (i.e. ibuprofen) used for pain and inflammation
QDS - four times a day
TDS - three times a day
PR - rectal (i.e. suppositories)
PV - vaginal (i.e. pessaries)
SSRI - selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor - these are types of ADs
T4 - thryoxine

Another abbrev we use a lot is for time -
days are ?/7, i.e. 3 days is 3/7
weeks are ?/52, 2 weeks is 2/52
and months are ?/12, i.e. 6 months is 6/12

Just thought some of these might be of use - not only here, but also when you're reading your notes upside down on the dr's desk and need to know what the jargon and abbrevs mean! (I'm assuming I'm not the only one who does this????)
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met bely?

Postby aman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:39 pm

Ive been reading up on here about metformin and the met belly keeps coming up,as ive just started using met can someone explaine what met belly is??
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Postby nangee » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:42 pm

hi aman
quite a few people find that they have an upset stomach when taking metformin which can come and go so it is just referred to as met belly!!!
hope that helps
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Re: ABBREVIATIONS

Postby Amelie1980 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:37 pm

Smiling Cyster wrote: BD- baby dance


I hope that's a joke! Doing the baby dance.... I want a bucket!

We're all adults here. It's called having sex, making love etc!
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Re: ABBREVIATIONS

Postby DawnyB » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:27 am

Amelie1980 wrote:
Smiling Cyster wrote: BD- baby dance


I hope that's a joke! Doing the baby dance.... I want a bucket!

We're all adults here. It's called having sex, making love etc!


Amelie, some ladies prefer to use softer terms for it - yes we are all adults, but life can be pretty damn technical when trying to conceive, and terms like baby dancing are used for comfort. Also, some ladies find it hard to be blunt about sex lives which are under strain from trying, timings, a million other pressures and clinic appointments, so please, bear that in mind when you decide to comment on the language used.

Thanks!
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Re: ABBREVIATIONS

Postby Amelie1980 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:12 pm

MrsB wrote:
Amelie1980 wrote:
Smiling Cyster wrote: BD- baby dance


I hope that's a joke! Doing the baby dance.... I want a bucket!

We're all adults here. It's called having sex, making love etc!


Amelie, some ladies prefer to use softer terms for it - yes we are all adults, but life can be pretty damn technical when trying to conceive, and terms like baby dancing are used for comfort. Also, some ladies find it hard to be blunt about sex lives which are under strain from trying, timings, a million other pressures and clinic appointments, so please, bear that in mind when you decide to comment on the language used.

Thanks!


Consider the possibility that some ladies consider terms such as "baby dancing" to be much more cringe worthy and embarrassing than making love for example. I am one of them.

I wouldn't consider the term baby dancing to be softer, in fact to me it sounds anything but soft and is crass. But as a new member I guess my feelings about the language used are irrelevant to you long termers eh? Fine then. I hear you loud and clear.

I just got diagnosed but I can already tell from this sort of thing that this isn't my cup of tea. Rules and slogans for the forum that no one is allowed to deviate from or comment upon or express an opinion. This isn't a nazi state. I'll stick to my doctor and my friends rather than you lot.

Please delete my account and all my posts and "Verity" thank you for NOTHING. Unbelievable.
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Postby FIREFIGHTER » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:07 pm

Amelie1980

we are not saying to you to not be yourself is the way you say things to ppl on here like what your comment you wrote "are you taking the medication properly" how eles am I gonna take the iron pill. anyways this site is for everyone.
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Postby purplestar » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:14 pm

Diagnosed '93, Met since March '00 (2000mg/day), Spironolatone & Yasmin (when not ttc)

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Postby Kasha » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:29 am

I would suggest that you've not been here long enough or given the forum chance to see whether it is your cup of tea. Just basing your decision on the fact that you don't like the term baby dancing isn't really giving it much chance.

You can't please everyone and there are turns of phrase that some people won't like for example but the vast majority of people on this forum choose to ignore or overlook things that they don't like or disagree with and concentrate on the parts that they do. Or at the very least express their opinion in a civilised way. It's called being an adult. Everyone's opinion is valued here regardless of whether they are an old timer or a new comer. And the support and information available here is, in my opinion at least, second to none.

We all have issues with pcos and/or fertility, and/or any of the symptoms of pcos really and it can be incredibly difficult knowing how to deal with it. Some people are able to get their head round it and talk about it quite frankly (I am one of them) and others can't. For some people it is a bit of a nuisance and for others it is more devastating on their lives for one reason or another. Please remember that everyone is different. In the same way people use nicknames for things like having sex and periods and things because it feels more comfortable for them. What is the harm in that?

If you've decided to find your support and information elsewhere then good luck to you.
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