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Checking for pregnancy

Why do doctors and nurses need to know if I am pregnant?

We know that teenagers do get pregnant. Sometimes the cause of lower stomach pain can be pregnancy.

Missing this can cause harm to either you or the unborn child. Also some tests and procedures we do in hospital might put an unborn child at risk.

Why am I being asked for a pregnancy test if I am not having sex?

It might be difficult for some girls to tell us if they are having sex, for lots of reasons. So to make sure we look after everyone we ask all girls over 13 years old or who have started their periods for a pregnancy test.

What does it involve?

To test for a pregnancy, it is most often a urine test, but sometimes we may need to do a blood test.

What should I do if I think I am pregnant?

Let your doctor or nurse know if you think it is possible you are pregnant. You can speak to us in private if you like. Remember, we are here to look after your health.

Information:

Ask a nurse or doctor to explain anything that you are not sure about. They will be happy to help, and you can ask to talk to them in private if you wish.

Contact us

For help and advice about your experience at Sheffield Children’s, speak to PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
0114 271 7594
scn-tr.pals@nhs.net

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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