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x3jesssiicaa
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I started my birth control pills on the second day of my period. I am taking Lo Loestrin Fe. For 7 days I took the pill at the same exact time (not a minute over) each day. On the 9th day, my boyfriend and I had sex and he finished inside of me. Later on that day I took my birth control at 8pm and about 20-25 minutes later I used the bathroom. In the directions it says if you vomit or have diarrhea within 3-4 hours after taking the pill count that as a missed pill... That statement is very general though. Not to be graphic but what kind of diarrhea would affect the pill. I read it needs to be "severe". After using the bathroom it was looser than usual and I guess it could have been a form of very "mild" diarrhea but would that mean I missed my pill? The pill itself did not cause me to go to the bathroom, what i ate during the day did. And this is the first time something like this happened after I took my pill. I tried calling my dr. but he will not be in until next week. I then called the pharmacy and they said I should be fine because it needed to be severe. I am just not sure. I'm worried that i could be pregnant and maybe i did miss a pill. I just don't know. Maybe I am over thinking the situation. I did call the number on the back of my birth control and spoke to a woman who assured me that I was protected after the 7th day of taking my pills but she was unsure about me missing the pill or not. I feel like I am getting different answers and no one really knows! Please help.
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Heather
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Diarrhea, as a term, is meant to describe a pattern of loose stools over a day or more, not one every once in a while.

It sounds to me like you have actually gotten very consistent answers here, which we would agree with: this does not sound like anything you need to concern yourself with.

However, if you are finding you do not feel totally secure with the pill alone, dual contraception is a good answer, and really the best way to prevent pregnancy, period. If the second method you use is condoms, you also get to be doing something to prevent infections, too.

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x3jesssiicaa
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Okay thank you Heather. I know I was probably over thinking the situation but I just wanted to make sure I was okay and protected.
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And maybe you just do not feel okay with the pill alone, which again, is fine. Many people who use it back it up with a second method, and doing so really is the way to get the best protection from pregnancy.

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