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shelbbyx
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Hi, I've been on the pill for almost four years now. On December 31st, I took my pill then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. He did not ejaculate inside me though. We always use condoms except this night we didn't :/ stupid, I know. An hour after taking my pill I threw it up. I did not take a replacement pill and I'm nervous that I could have ovulated because I'm not sure if enough of my pill could have been absorbed in an hour. I've taken all of my pills perfectly except for that one. I started my "withdrawal bleeding" on January 12 when I was supposed to, but took a pregnancy test on January 17 just to be sure everything was fine (it came back negative). However, I'm not sure if I took the test too soon and I could still be pregnant? I'm really scared because I've read online where women who got pregnant while on the pill still continued to have their withdrawal bleeding. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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Robin Lee
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I know this sounds a little gross but:

When you threw up, did you see the pill in there? It's pretty likely that most of the pill had already been absorbed by the time an hour had passed. Plus, what matters most is consistent taking of the pill. NO, you shouldn't miss one, but missing one doesn't make you completely without protection though it does increase risk.

You had a withdrawal bleed and a negative pregnancy test. Plus, as I say, you likely absorbed a good bit of, if not all of, the pill by the time you threw up.

And yes, form the 30th to the 17th should be enough time. It's more than two weeks, and approximately two weeks from time of risk is what we recommend for taking a home pregnancy test.

Make sense?

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shelbbyx
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Thanks so much for your reply! No I didn't see the pill. I just read on different websites that it takes 3-4 hours to absorb so that kind of worried me. I'm sure I don't have anything to worry about now!
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Robin Lee
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You had a withdrawal bleed and a negative pregnancy test. You should be good to go! [Smile]

Probably the best way to find out about pill absorption would be to talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

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