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Missed Birth Control Pills

By Anonymous March 8, 2015 - 7:51am
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I have a question about missing birth control pills and chance of pregnancy.

I take Mononessa (ortho tri cyclen) and its 28 day pack. At the end of January, I finished the pack and had my period from 02/04/15-02/08/15. I take the pills at 8 pm, and I missed taking it Thursday(02/12/15). I had unprotected sex wit the bf, that night around 12 am and just totally forgot about my pill until I got withdrawal bleeding the following week. It lasted from the 02/16/15-02/19/15 and I had unprotected sex again on the 19th.

So I got scared and figured I could be pregnant and just didn't take my pills. Well if I was on the pill I should have gotten my period the last week of February.

I've experienced killer cramps, some nausea, and some fatigue. But those are my normal PMS symptoms. Should I wait till I get my period to start back on the pill or could there be a chance of pregnancy and I should wait? Still haven't gotten a period though. Thanks guys!!!

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

I am having a little trouble understanding how long you have been off your pills.

If you have missed 3 days or more of the pill and your period should start soon, then wait till you have your period ends and then start a new pack.

Missing pills always increases your chances of pregnancy and the most obvious symptom of pregnancy is an irregular period.  However, missing pills can also disrupt your cycle.  In conclusion, wait for your period.  If it does not come or seems irregular, take a pregnancy test.  If you period comes and seems regular you can still take a pregnancy test if you wish, but I suggest that you simply continue taking the next pack of birth control pills.


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