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I am having a blood test as my period have not been regular

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Hello,
I am having a blood test as my period have not been regular for 3 months, I have currently had two blood tests but the 3rd one is called 17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17-0HP) blood test,
could someone please explain what this means as its very hard to get an appointment with my doctor to discuss this....
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 months ago.
Its a blood test for congenital adrenal hyperplasia. There's no good reason to do it for an irregular cycle of only 3 months.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
ok i was reading up online regarding potential pregnancy could this be the case or is there no chance
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 months ago.
but you can do a urine pregnancy test easily on your own
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