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Can I get pregnant if I miss my birth control 3 days in a row?

By November 9, 2010 - 12:11pm
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I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on tuesday and missed my birth control wednesday, thrusday and friday. I took Saturday's pill but could I get pregnant it was during my 3rd week on that pack.

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Hello, I had unprotected sex during my ovulation period. I haven’t been taking my birth control pills much anymore because of my moods. One week after my ovulation I had some brown discharge for a day or so, very light. Now another week later I’m supposed to have started my period and instead I have brown discharge again. I’m wondering if I could be pregnant. Any advice?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello mam!! I have been using trigestrel pill for more than e years so since last week Monday I stoppedas we are trying for a baby so on Saturday I had my period! So is there any problem for that! Please help me!

May 14, 2017 - 2:38am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi ,

Iv missed my pill for the last 5 days and had unprotected sex with my husband. Usually after 3 days of missing the pill I have a period. Could I be pregnant?

May 12, 2017 - 9:06am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

It 's far too early to tell but it's possible. You can test 14 days after sex.

May 12, 2017 - 10:08am
EmpowHER Guest

I was in my third week of my pill pack and had unprotected sex with my husband. I then missed taking my pill for 3 days (I got sick and was not well flu) I started bleeding and was like wow im not supposed to start for a few more days. I also took all the pills I missed to catch back up and I had 3 more pills left in the 3rd row and that stopped my bleeding but then going into the 4th row I started bleeding again but it was spotting I guess (I use the Diva Cup so I had some blood but not enough like a normal period at all). I have been feeling sick and a loss of apatite and similar issues that I remember from past pregnancy's but I just don't know if I am pregnant or its all just some germs that were lingering from the flu that hit the house.

Any incite to my issue is appreciated. I also plan on taking a test but don't know the best time to take that and I have to start a new pill pack in a few days but I think it may be to early to test. Would I cause harm by starting my pill pack and then testing 1-2 weeks after just in case its negative I am still protected ???

Thank you for helping!!

May 6, 2017 - 10:39pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Before you do anything else, please call and speak with your gynecologist


May 7, 2017 - 1:50pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, I had a quick question during my 3 week of my birth control I missed three pills without realizing it (Thursday, Friday and Saturday ) but I was missing a pill here and there on two packs worth. on Saturday my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex as usual. Today Tuesday I have super light pink bleeding, very light o tissue paper but not on pad and slight cramping. Could I possibly get pregnant?

May 2, 2017 - 9:32pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

We can't say for sure, it could be implantation bleeding or withdrawal bleeding from missing pills.

May 3, 2017 - 5:02am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi , So i had unprotected sex april 3 ( he ejaculated inside me) this was around 3-5 am . I missed the pill April 3-5 (left pills home not able to get until april 6)
i just switched to a new birth control and this is the second week . Should i be concerned?

April 5, 2017 - 9:54am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


There is some risk - probably minor.

Pregnancy tests are accurate 14-21 days after sex if you don't get your period first.

April 5, 2017 - 2:01pm
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