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    Pregnancy scare on birth control please help
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    An_257120 posted:
    I started my birth control pills on the second day of my period. I am taking Lo Loestrin Fe. For 7 days I took the pill at the same exact time (not a minute over) each day. On the 9th day, my boyfriend and I had sex and he finished inside of me. Later on that day I took my birth control at 8pm and about 20-25 minutes later I used the bathroom. In the directions it says if you vomit or have diarrhea within 3-4 hours after taking the pill count that as a missed pill... That statement is very general though. Not to be graphic but what kind of diarrhea would affect the pill. I read it needs to be "severe". After using the bathroom it was looser than usual and I guess it could have been a form of very "mild" diarrhea but would that mean I missed my pill? The pill itself did not cause me to go to the bathroom, what i ate during the day did. And this is the first time something like this happened after I took my pill. I tried calling my dr. but he will not be in until next week. I then called the pharmacy and they said I should be fine because it needed to be severe. I am just not sure. I'm worried that i could be pregnant and maybe i did miss a pill. I just don't know. Maybe I am over thinking the situation. I did call the number on the back of my birth control and spoke to a woman who assured me that I was protected after the 7th day of taking my pills but she was unsure about me missing the pill or not. I feel like I am getting different answers and no one really knows! Please help.
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    georgiagail responded:
    "after using the bathroom it was looser than normal"..

    This is not diarrhea, you did not pass the pill in your stool and having a bowel movement only 20-25 minutes after taking the pill this medication had not reached this part of the your GI tract anyway.

    Stop worrying about this.

    Gail
     
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    jessica934 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Okay thank you. And am I protected from pregnancy after 7 days of taking the pill? Even though he finished inside me on the 9th day?

    Basically am I protected and ok? I tend to over think every situation and I know I should not be worrying but I just want to make sure.
     
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    tlkittycat1968 replied to jessica934's response:
    Yes


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