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Blood test to confirm pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I recently took a blood test to make sure my blood was good and to make sure I wasn't loosing too much (irritable bowel syndrome)
Doctor :  
User :   However, I am now wondering, If I were pregnant would that be appearant from this test?
User :   Or would I need a test specifically looking for pregnancy hormones?
Doctor :  
i will need to ask you a few more questions. Can I proceed?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
please provide your age and location
User :   What would that have to do with it?
Doctor :  
what was the test you took and for what was that?
User :   I was having pain in my stomach, the doctor wanted to do a blood test to see if I was feeling weak because I was loosing too much blood through my bowels
Doctor :  
and when was your last menstrual period?
Doctor :  
User :   Regular was Sept 1
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
have you taken the urine pregnancy test?
User :   Had a very short one September 29
User :   no
Doctor :  
User :   so would it have shown up when I took a blood test?
Doctor :  
then i will suggest you to take a urine pregnancy test first.
Doctor :  
if the blood test included the HCG levels, it should have shown

Doctor :  
otherwise you will need to check for HCG levels in your blood to confirm the pregnancy through blood test.
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