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I had sex with a friend of mine 3 days ago, and at one point the condom fell off. He didn't seem to know exactly when it happened, but said he wasn't inside me at the time or after.
I'm just a little concerned, both for any diseases and for pregnancy. He has a history of sleeping around.

I had only restarted my birth control and been on it for about a week and a half (lo loestrin fe) when we had sex, so I wasn't sure if it was in full effect. I had just finished my period a few days prior.
We went at it for quite awhile, and I wasn't aware of exactly when the condom fell off or what happened.

And I'm slightly concerned. I never have an appetite, and just in the past two days I've felt like constantly eating. And cigarettes (which I used to love) now taste horrible. Could this be any connection? Is it possible to show signs of pregnancy this early?

I would like to test myself, but all I've seen are the "up to 6 days before missed period" tests. Which, I don't have a period when I'm on the pill, and my period has always been irregular.

Are there any other options to test sooner? Besides going to an actual doctor and getting a blood test. Should I consider "Plan B" or is it too late for that?

Thank you!

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Hi IsidoleLandower! [Smile]

Saddly, there is no way to *really* know when your Birth Control takes full effect. That depends of when in your cycle you started it. Since you had a condom failure, by all means taking Plan B is something you can do, if you want it. Plan B can be taken up to 120 hours after the risk.

Per your question about testing for pregnancy, that's something you can do 14 days after your last sexual contact. Here's more information about that.

Peeing on a Stick: All About Pregnancy Tests

I can totally understand being anxious about a situation like this, but I want to let you know that pregnancy is not something that happens instantly. It takes around a week to go from sex to actual conception. And any pregnancy symptoms, doesn't happen three days after having sex. [Smile]

I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any more questions, we'd be happy to help. [Smile]

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it " (...'cause no one else will) -Gandhi-

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