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sodah2orhubarb
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im at the end of my 3rd or 4th month of birth control pills...ive been taking yaz. maybe a week after my last period ended my boyfriend and i had sex with no condom. it lasted a minute or two and he never came. i was uncomfortable with it and told him to stop. he masturbated a bit after and came on his own...im now on my third white pill, and i still havent gotten my period. i read the chart about my risk, and it says it would be low...but the time that my boyfriend and i did this i wasnt taking my pills at the right time everyday. it was off by a couple of hours everyday that week...since then i have set an alarm on my phone and have been taking them on time...i plan on taking a pregnancy test later today when he gets home, but i was just wondering what anyone thinks..how bad is my risk since my pills were off?
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Karybu
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Your risk is minimal. Being off by a couple of hours regularly in taking your pill isn't the best habit to get into, but it won't make a huge difference in its efficacy. Taking a pregnancy test is well worth the peace of mind, but really, your chances of being pregnant here are very low.

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i just took the pregnancy test and it came out negative...would the amount of urine i had effect the results? also, would there be another reason why my period is late and im on the pill?
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The way I'm reading your post, it sounds like your risk happened a little over two weeks ago. If that's the case, then you can trust the test results. Pregnancy tests are accurate as soon as 10-14 days after a risk, and as long as you followed the directions properly, there's no reason to think your result may be wrong.

Right now, too, since you're only a few days into the placebo week, your period is likely not late. In general, it takes a few days for the hormone levels in your body to drop enough to trigger your withdrawal bleed. If you've not gotten your period by the time you're due to start your next pack of pills, you may want to test again, but at the moment you really don't need to worry.

(Just an FYI as well: unprotected sex presents a risk of STIs, not just pregnancy so you and your boyfriend will want to get full screenings in the next month or so if you're not up to date with those already.)

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