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i was on the pill from august to november and then quit for december and january, did it again february and finished it in march and didn't take it anymore. i had a period in april but also had unprotected sex that same month. now i haven't had my may or june period. i know after coming off the pill you may miss periods for up to six months, but is that true even if i was only on it for a short while and had the first one?? anyways, i'm scared so i'm going to take a pregnancy test anyways, any recommendations on what to look for at the store? any advice is appreciated! thanks!
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Many tests are sold in packs of two, which is handy because if you come up with a negative result the first time, you can taker a second test a week later as a double-check.

When I had to take one, I got the kind with the digital readout, because that to me seemed a lot easier than looking for lines, but because they function in the exact same way and the digital ones are usually more expensive, whatever fits in your budget will work as well as any of the others.

And you'll probably see this in the instructions, but using your first morning's urine, or taking the test when you go to the bathroom right when you get up, is the best time to take it, because it's when the pregnancy hormone that the test detects is most built up since the urine has been sitting in the bladder all night.

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