Facebook Pixel

I missed a couple BC Pills..could i be pregnant?

By November 17, 2010 - 7:47pm
Rate This

I am having light spotting and slight cramping for the last 3 days. I thought i started my period but now i noticed im not even halfway filling up a tampon. Is it possible i could be pregnant. Its been 29 days since i started my last period...so i should be starting any day now? I did happen to miss a couple pills not in a row though, and did make up for it by doubling up. Should i wait to take a pregnancy test?

Add a Comment1 Comments

Hi b_ritt87,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHER. Anytime you forget to take your pills, you increase chances of getting pregnant. If you find you forget often, you may want to incorporate a backup method like condom, spermicide, or withdrawal, just to be ultra-safe. In your current case, however, we can't determine if you are pregnant as we are not doctors. Generally speaking though, bleeding means you aren't pregnant. And being on the pill should keep you from getting pregnant. Your menstruation may be light when on the pill, and can change from month-to-month, and be affected by many factors like sickness, diet, exercise level, and stress. Try to be extra diligent this month, and if you don't get your period next month, take a test. Or if you're overly concerned, take a test now to ease your mind.
For more information, please review these articles: Missing Birth Control Pills and Concerned About Pregnancy: Q&A and and Oops! Missed Birth Control Pill Advocacy Sheet
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

November 18, 2010 - 9:18am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!