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bleueyyes
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So I guess I'm a little new at this, but I was really gald to find your site, because I have an important matter I hope you can help me with. I have been taking Ortho-TriCyclen Lo for the past eh, 3 years or so, and just this past weekend, my boyfriend and I had sex without using a condom. He didn't come inside of me, but pulled out right before, and ending up coming on my stomach. Now, I haven't missed/skipped any pills in this cycle, and I was about 9-10 days in when this occured, (and obviously know that the semen couldn't crawl in through my navel or anything...) but I'm still a little concerned about my pregnancy risk in this situation. Do you think I should take a pregnancy test? When would one even be accurate? (Or would it even be accurate considering I'm on birth control?) Thank you so much for your advice, it will be quite appreciated!
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Leabug
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Since you've been on the pill for so long, and haven't missed any, you were totally protected and had no pregnancy risk. There's really no need to take a pregnancy test unless you want to for your own peace of mind- they're accurate within 10-14 days of the incident. [Smile]

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bleueyyes
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so I took a test on thursday, (13) days after my "incident" and it came back negative. This is an accurate response? According to leabug it would be, but the brand I chose (ept) said that they were only around 80% accurate 4 days before your expected period, and I'm due for mine Monday. Any thoughts? Thanks again!

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Again, since you have been on bc for so long and you say you haven't had any late or missed pills, there is no reason to suspect pregnancy to begin with. The pill is incredibly safe and it sounds like you've been a perfect user.

And if it has been 13 days since the risk, then you can assume that the test was accurate.

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