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michgirl39
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Hi,

I am really worried about this situation and hope that you can help. I am currently on Loestrin Fe and I take it within 1 to 2 minutes every single day. I have never missed a pill or taken one late. I did have diarrhea a couple of weeks ago for 3 days, each about 6 hours after taking the pill. I was fooling around with my boyfriend on August 7(so 17 days ago), and his penis rubbed against my vulva before he put a condom on. Additionally, he never ejaculated. We fooled around again on August 14, and the same thing happened. I was irrationally worried about becoming pregnant, so I took a pregnancy test (17 days after the first incident, and 10 days after the second), and it was negative. I know it will not be accurate for the second incident, but can I be fairly confident I did not get pregnant from the incident on August 7th? My period is due on the 29th, but I occasionally miss periods because of the Loestrin. When could I take a pregnancy test and know for sure that I am not pregnant? What are the chances that I would get pregnant anyways, from what I described? I know this worry seems excessive and I am overanalyzing things, but my boyfriend and I just broke up (after 2 years) and I am feeling very stressed out over this

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Stephanie_1
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Given you used your pill correctly AND there was no ejaculation, you really don't need to be worried here. Risk would be really very low. There is an STI risk though, so if you're not up to date with testing you'll want to do so in about a month.

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michgirl39
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Thanks for your answer. We were both up to date with STI testing so that is not a concern.

If I did want to take a test to just put my worries to rest, when could I trust the accuracy of a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a consistent negative pregnancy test, but still be pregnant?

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Pregnancy tests are really very accurate. When used correctly (read the instructions) you can trust their accuracy. That is why folks use them.

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michgirl39
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I know they are accurate-but when would be the best time to take one?
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Kachina
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The best time is after you miss a period, or if you sometimes miss them because of the Loestrin you can take it when you would be expecting it.

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