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I am missing 2 contraceptive pills

By Anonymous May 25, 2015 - 12:26am
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I have 5 pills left in my packet but I am supposed to have 7. I think 2 of them must have fallen out. I had sex on Friday and it is now Monday. I am going to finish the pack on Saturday. What should I do? Should I just start another packet on the day I was supposed before? Will that decrease how safe I am?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. With five pills left, that means you are on week 3 of active, hormone containing pills, right? Did you start week 4 of inactive pills on Saturday, May 23? And you missed two doses of active pills on Thursday and Friday, which was the day you had intercourse, correct?

Did your partner use a condom? That would have been a good idea.

Check with your gynecologist, but I think you should continue taking the remaining pills in the current pack. Wait and see if you have vaginal bleeding this week. If so, then you did not conceive last Friday and you can start the new pack as you normally would.


May 25, 2015 - 9:19am
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