It only take seven consecutive days of use for the birth control pill to become effective. If you begin taking it on the first day of your period, you are immediately protected. So I don't think you have anything to worry about.
No, that is not bad. If you begin taking the pill on the first day of your period you are immediately protected. If you begin at any other time, it take seven days of use befgore you are protected. Maybe things have changed since I took the pill about 7 years ago but there was an information pamphlet with each pill pack that explained all of these things. If you have a brochure, pamphlet or website address for the brand, please consult it. You should know exactly how the pill works and what to do in case of error.
Thank you so much for your responses. (:
You kind if calmed me down now
EDIT-this is currently day two after he had ejaculated inside of me (for the first time), I'm not trying to gross anyone out but I just used the bathroom and I wiped, and there was a light pink discharge on thee toilete paper, I'm assuming that's blood. My period is usually on the fifth of each month, but it's been acting weird ever since I have taken the birth control pills. (loestrin 24 fe). I'm starting to worry again because i don't know what that is...
Hi you guys, I just thought I'd update you on what's going on, because i know sometime in the future, some worried soul is going to stumble upon this page. This is the fourth day after he came in me. The light pink discharge (that I've researched so much about and it scared the hell out of me... I'll tell you why later) eventually turned into a brown discharge.... I've been spotting for a bit now. I'm not sure if this is just a regular birth control period. I have had no symptoms of early pregnancy... The odor isn't exactly ignorable. It is a very strong smell. I thought I'd do a little update. I'll keep updating letting all you worry warts out there know how things go (:
It's possible that your body is "getting used to" the birth control. If you haven't been on it long there is a chance it is just your body still adjusting to it. You are taking hormones, they are bound to screw with your cycle for a bit. When I first went on the mini pill I had a period that lasted a few months! Now I'm on the implant I hardly ever get periods.
Hormonal contraception will most likely affect your periods - the combined pill will actually regulate them. You don't have a natural period on the combined pill, and many mini-pills actually stop your periods or can make them irregular.
Stress can also affect your periods, as can sudden weight gain or loss.
The best way to know is to take a test. It is too early yet to test, you need to wait until two weeks after the unprotected sex, as then if you are pregnant the hormone will be at higher levels in your body and will be detectable by the test. If you test too early, you will most likely get a false negative result. Also you would not be showing symptoms of pregnancy yet, you do not normally get these until about two or three weeks down the line.
If you are on the pill, you are protected after a week of taking it. If you miss a pill, what you should do depends on the type of pill. With most pills you should use condoms for a week after your missed pill if you have sex. How long after missing your pill did you have sex?
If you are spotting and producing discharge which is smelly then it is more likely you have an infection.
Book an appointment asap with your doctor and tell them your worries. They can carry out a pregnancy test for you, and also obviously check for infections.
Also for future reference, just in case you don't already know, there is emergency contraception for just this sort of situation. The emergency contraceptive pill is available over the counter or on prescription, and will prevent pregancy from unprotected or risky sex for up to three days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. It is much more effective the sooner you take it.
You most likely aren't pregnant, the smell and discharge are likely due to an infection which has resolved itself.
Go to a doctor and mention that you have had discharge which has stopped, as they may need to check that if you did have an infection, that it has cleared properly, and if you are still worried about the possibility of pregnancy, mention that and they will test for that too at the same time.