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Birth Control and Diarrhea

By August 10, 2011 - 10:34am
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I am currently on Loestrin 24 Fe which I take every day at 12:00 noon. This past weekend, I had diarrhea Saturday night, and then again Sunday night. Would this have effected the absorption of the pill?

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Thanks so much for your response. I have one more question. My boyfriend and I had sex 5 days ago. I am on Loestrin and he also used a condom. Some pre-ejaculate may have come in contact with me before he put the condom on. Is there a pregnancy risk from this? I have had weird twitches in my lower abdomen and nausea on and off.

August 12, 2011 - 5:01pm
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Any weird twitches in your lower abdomen would not be a sign of pregnancy (or other symptoms) from sex 5 days ago. Pregnancy signs do not happen that fast (it is a misconception that a woman is pregnant at the moment of sex...it actually takes 10-14 days!).

If you are using your birth control pills consistently and correctly, they are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. If your boyfriend used the condom consistently and correctly, they are up to 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. The chances of pregnancy are very, very slim when using this combination of birth control (we can't say there is no chance, because nothing is 100% effective).

August 14, 2011 - 7:31pm
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