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Pregnancy chances on Tri-Sprintec ?

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I have been on Tri-Sprintec for several months now. I have not missed a pill but I do not take it at the exact same hour every night, it varies from 9 pm to 12pm. Recently I have become sexually active again, we still use a male condom for protection, and he pulls out before he ejaculates in the condom. I am very paranoid I still could be pregnant, as we took a shower together and I fear he may have had some sperm on his fingers before he fingered me, or even between sexual interactions (out of the shower) between putting on a new condom. We check the condoms and none have broken. Should pregnancy even be a worry?


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replied June 9th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A13039
Hello,
Thanks for joining me on ehealthforum.

If you have been very regular with your BCP's, without missing them, then you do not need to worry about pregnancy. It does not matter if you have taken them within 1-3 hours time from the usual time. Try to take them everyday at a similar time to have maximum benefit.
Since you also use other forms of protection, the chances of pregnancy gets rules out.
BCP's work by suppressing the ovulation (egg release), so , if you have been regular on them, there will not be any egg present to get fertilized even if accidental sperm enters(with fingering, foreplay, pre-cum etc).
Be regular on your BCP, and look out for any abnormal symptoms. If found, report to your gynecologist/healthcare provider before starting the new pack to look for any other underlying problem for your symptoms.

All the best. Take care.


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