A 32-year-old female asked:
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can i have 7 days blood spotting/ dub before implantation & still be pregnant? how early can i test hcg by blood? would i have to stop breast feedin

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible to have bleeding/ spotting and still be pregnant. Serum tests for pregnancy are more sensitive than urine testing and may be "positive" as early as 5 days after fertilization. Quantitative tests measure the actual hormone levels, and in early pregnancy they are expected to double every 2 to 3 days. You do not have to stop breast feeding if you are pregnant.
Answered on Oct 17, 2014
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