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birth control & diarrhea

I am relatively new to birth control (I am starting my 3rd pack). I take my pill everyday at the same time (plus or minus about 30 mins). However, I do have a sensitive stomach and sometimes end up getting mild diarrhea after certain dinners. I take my pill at night at 9pm. So this leads to me occasionally having diarrhea an hour or two after I take my pill.

It is not severe at all, just mild. This has happened a few times this month. I know that they say that having diarrhea soon after taking your pill changes its effectiveness as birth control because the pill does not have enough time to be absorbed into your body.

So, my question is will/does my MILD and not frequent diarrhea effect my birth control? Thank you :)
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Hi,
I would definitely speak to your pharmacist and/or doctor who prescribes them about this.  Have you ever tried changing the time you take them, to maybe round dinner time when you have something to eat along with taking the pill?  Just a suggestion, but I'd definitely talk to your doctor.  I'm unsure about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness due to the diarrhea.  Good luck and let us know how things go :)
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