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Old 08-06-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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!!!I'm kinda worried!!!

I just started Ortho-Tricylen Lo last week, so I been on it for a week now. I know the pill wouldnt be effective until after next week. My boyfriend and I had sex without protection a day ago.And now I'm kinda worried because how will I know if I'm pregnant or not. Will I skip my period, but how will I know if I skipped my period becasue I'm pregnant, I heard that you could go a month without having your peroid if your on BC. If I keep on taking the pills will that harm the fetus in any kind of way?

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: !!!I'm kinda worried!!!

The pill is fully effective after seven days of perfect use (ie on time, no interfering substances, no vomiting right after taking it, etc.)

If you had taken seven pills already at the time you and your boyfriend had sex, you were fully protected -- the pill protecting you as much as it ever will)

Yes, you can skip a period sometimes on birth control. If this happens, you can either wait til the next month, and if you skip THAT period take a pregnancy test, or if it will ease your mind, take a test when you miss the first one.

No, taking the pill if pregnant will NOT harm a fetus -- however, it is advised that women who believe they are pregnant NOT take the pill because during pregnancy a woman's hormones skyrocket and taking additional hormones (ie the pill) can increase the risk of hormone-related side effects in the mother, some potentially serious (like blood clots, for example.)

Old 08-06-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Re: !!!I'm kinda worried!!!

Thanks for the help. I had a BV infection and I had to take some medication for that so maybe that's why my doctor told me two weeks. If I dont get my period after my pack is over then i am going to get a pregnacy test just to be on the safe side.

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