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Why does my doctor want a blood preg test after I had my period??

By July 16, 2015 - 8:38am
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I have been feeling very sick for about a week and a half now. A couple days ago, I had my period for a day and a half. It was red blood, and seemed normal, but just lasted a day. Now, they're suggesting a blood pregnancy test. Why would they suggest this after I had my period already?

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Hello ccphelps11,

The reason your doctor is suggesting a blood pregnancy test is because this was not a period. Rather, you bled for only a day and a half. A blood pregnancy test measures hCG levels. This is a hormone produced only during pregnancy.


July 16, 2015 - 8:48am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann-

So even though I bled, it is considered different or abnormal, so she's probably suggesting this to rule out the possibility of pregnancy?

Much thanks,

July 16, 2015 - 9:13am
Guide (reply to ccphelps11)

Hi Sierra,

That is correct.


July 16, 2015 - 9:19am
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