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SittingPretty12
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Hi,

I might have a unique question here. I went off the pill 2 months ago. I had sex last Saturday. Condoms were used for all genital contact. This is TMI, but there was only about a tsp of semen in the tip. Is that normal? I read your posts that condom failure is an obvious break or a complete slip off. In other words, condoms just don't "leak" unless he stays in too long.

Anyway, if this is true, I realize my pregnancy risk is quite slim. Because I absolutely cannot get pregnant, I took generic Plan B about 10 hours later just in case. I have also been taking doxycycline for acne over the last 6 weeks. Would that hinder the plan b at effectiveness? I looked on the pill's website and doxy is not listed as an interacting drug. Just wanted to see what you guys think. I'll just be awaiting my period in the meantime [Smile] thanks!

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Heather
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A teaspoon of ejaculate is around the average with ejaculations.

Condoms don't "leak," period, unless they have been broken or torn. Even if someone wearing one is keeping their penis in your vagina, the condom STILL isn't going to leak just because.

The possible interaction with antibiotics and hormonal birth control is linked with methods with estrogen: Plan B is a progestin-only method. So, this shouldn't be an issue. Mind, it doesn't sound like there was anything for the Plan B to do in the first place, if the condom was used for all contact, didn't slip off or break, and was removed properly.

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SittingPretty12
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Thank you!

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SittingPretty12
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I like to update these in case anybody has the same problem. Plan B worked (if I needed it at all) and I got my period a week after taking it. [Smile]

Thanks for your help!

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Robin Lee
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Sounds like you're relieved to get your period. Thanks for the update.

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