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my first time using birth control pills and I know nothing

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Hi... I started taking the pill the first sunday after my period (On 7-22-12) and I took my pill at the same time everyday. I had unprotected sex for the first time exactly seven days after after I started my pill (On sunday july 29) but it was during late hours so it was technically monday and I already had my pill #8. Is there any chance I might be pregnant?

Maybe it sounds stupid, but this is my first time using birth control pills and I really know nothing about them... Please help!


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replied August 7th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A37811
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If this was your first pill pack use, the protection from the pills would start around 2-3 weeks after you get started on these pills. You are recommended to use additional or back-up protection if having intercourse during the first pill pack use and also if you are on antibiotics. If you were sexually active during the first few weeks of getting started on the birth control pill use, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out and you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately) if you miss your periods or if you get abnormal bleeding. Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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