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Can taking "The Next Step" affect an Estrogen and FSH blood

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Can taking "The Next Step" affect an Estrogen and FSH blood test if my period came a week after taking the pill? I am assuming I did not ovulate because the day I was supposed to ovulate I got my period. I dont know how this will affect my blood test.

Dr. Owen : Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
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Dr. Owen : No, this product, Next Step will NOT affect your blood tests
Dr. Owen : What this product does is cause a high level of progesterone for about 24 to 48 hours, and if you are near ovulation - it will prevent ovulation -
Dr. Owen : But it will NOT affect what is known as Day 3 labs for FSH
Dr. Owen : So if you are set to take DAY 3 blood tests - still take these test

I also have an ultrasound scheduled, will this be affected?


I dont plan to tell my doctor I took this pill, as it was for personal reasons

Dr. Owen : no this will not affect your ultrasound

I know he will wonder why I didnt ovulate.

Dr. Owen : how do you know that you did not ovulate
Dr. Owen : When did you take the pill

I was assuming I didnt because I got my period the day I was supposed to ovulate

Dr. Owen : when did you take the Next step pill

last sunday

Dr. Owen : and when was your period...
Dr. Owen : when was your period due?

got it today but i was not supposed to get it for 2 more weeks

Dr. Owen : okay well you took the next step will cause you to have a period 2 to 8 days after you take it
Dr. Owen : that is expected

Thats why I was wondering if I should delay my blood test till my period is normal again

Dr. Owen : WEll you do not need to delay these blood

ok thank you so much for your help

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