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missed 3 pills, umprotected sex, missed period but negative pregnancy test?

By Anonymous October 10, 2010 - 3:54pm
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hi i recently missed 3 pills in week one of my pill pack (microgynon) and i had unprotected sex, im due for my period but havent got it yet, so i did a pregnancy test and it come back negative, not sure what to do now?

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EmpowHER Guest

I missed 3 pills in a row & haven't started bleeding or had any kind of pains usually if I miss one pill I come on my period the say after, do you think I could be pregnant?

February 23, 2013 - 6:47pm
EmpowHER Guest

i missed my pill three times made up the first pill but the second or third time i miss. Im on ortho tryclen and just started this pack the week of my cycle could it end in pregnancy cause had sex wednesday and today

December 31, 2010 - 1:23pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Your pill is only 99% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken consistently and correctly. Anytime you miss pills, especially consecutive days, this effectiveness rate decreases, and your chances of pregnancy may increase.

Since you knew you missed pills prior to having sex, it is imperative that you make choices to prevent unwanted pregnancy and use a condom. It's really that easy! If you miss pills, you need to use a back-up form of birth control for the following 7 days.

January 6, 2011 - 9:37am
EmpowHER Guest

i want to know if a female had sex on first day of her periods. Period stops after intercourse but at night one spot appears. but no periods.. then second day at nigh again a single spot. third day, pregnancy test at home is taken. its negative.. what shall i think..?

October 20, 2010 - 4:19am
EmpowHER Guest

hi again, well still no period, did another test still negative, have had very sore boobs and really bad dizziness, could these just be from my body thinking my period is due??

October 17, 2010 - 3:33pm
EmpowHER Guest

well my period began yesterday but was only a few bloodt/brown spots and it has stopped again??

October 12, 2010 - 7:34pm
(reply to Anonymous)

That can be normal. Let us know if you have any more bleeding, or if your period is irregular next cycle, too!

October 12, 2010 - 8:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

no worries, thanks heaps for your help, ill be sure to keep you updated.

October 10, 2010 - 8:56pm
EmpowHER Guest

i did continue on with my pill, i didnt make up the 3 i missed, i missed the pills at the beginning of week 1, i think we had sex on the night i missed the third pill, no emergency contraception was used, my period was due 2 days ago or today, i took the pregnancy test last night? im feeling quite light headed and sick.

October 10, 2010 - 7:45pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Your symptoms are most likely due to stress and anxiety...so try not to worry! Pregnancy symptoms don't usually begin until after your missed period, so if your period was due today, you would just now be having a hint of pregnancy symptoms (if you are pregnant). If your period is due today, a pregnancy test would be accurate at detecting any "pregnancy hormones".

Missing pills, especially 3 in-a-row AND not making them up, can cause some symptoms that you are feeling, as it is all hormone-related. Your symptoms could also be PMS-related, and your period may be starting late this cycle.

Your options:
1. You know your body the best. If something really is not quite right, call your doctor.
2. If you are unsure if it is anxiety, PMS or pregnancy symptoms, wait a week to see if your period is delayed from missing pills. If your period does not begin by next week, take another home pregnancy test (and you can know that the results are 99% accurate!).

Some women do have late, or even missed, periods, and this can be completely normal. Try not to worry, take care of yourself this week so you do not experience excess stress that can also cause menstrual cycle irregularities. Let us know when your period begins, or you take another test next week!

October 10, 2010 - 8:05pm
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