A 18-year-old female asked:
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how bad and for how long does diarrhea need to be before it effects birth control pills?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Diarrhea would not effect birth control pills.
Answered on Nov 15, 2012
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