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So i started taking the minigynon eight days ago. i started taking it on the fist day of my bleeding. i had unprotected sex yesterday and my boyfriend ejaculated inside. is it possible that i may be pregnant even though i've been on the pill for eight days?


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replied June 15th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36040
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Since most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks, you are at risk for pregnancy if having unprotected intercourse during this time. Wait and watch for your withdrawal bleeding/periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy (use back-up protection for additional protection). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Stop the birth control pill use if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.


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