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When should I test??

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I don't have a regular cycle since I got on the mini pill for BC about 9 months ago. What I am hearing is that you can test so many days before a missed period, but I don't know when that would be. Also I don't know when a missed period would be at all since it never comes at the same time. I don't want to test and retest since it would be a waste of money, any recommendations on when would be adequate time to test after sex?

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replied June 16th, 2010
If its a home pee test usually about 28+ days is required due to the fact they require higher HCG levels then a blood test. A blood test can be affective after about 10 days after sexual intercourse but I'd personally wait about 15 days because it can take up to 6 days for sperm to fertilize an egg and another 6 days to implant in your uterus.
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