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How long do you need to wait before taking a pregnancy test while you are on birth control and don't get periods?

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2010-11-02 22:17:56
2010-11-02 22:17:56

Wait at least 2-3 weeks until after you had sex to take the pregnancy test. Even then it might not be a high enough level to detect the hormone. Blood tests at the doctor are much quicker.

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