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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had diarrhea for 1 week because of food poisoning. had sex on the first day of my new pack on the first day of food poison. was i still protected?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Other factors?: The diarrhea from food poisoning can be from the whole gut being very inflamed and with malabsorption of everything. This would be associated with HUGE amounts of diarrhea, food going right through and dehydration. You MIGHT have a problem w. pill. In the MUCH MORE COMMON irritation of only the colon, diarrhea is not gallons, there is no dehydration, the part of the gut that absorbs food/med is ok

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Last updated Oct 14, 2015

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