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Missed last day of inactive BC and first two of new pack... Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous December 29, 2014 - 11:42am
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I never got my period on my 4 inactive pills and failed to take my last inactive pill. The BC I am on makes your period very very light. Unfortunately, I didn't have the $$ to get the RX filled so I didn't start a new pack. I then had unprotected sex. So total, I missed one inactive pill and two first week active pills, then had sex. I expected that I would just get my period with in a few days. Well, it's two weeks later since unprotected sex and still no period. When I called my Dr. they advised to wait until I started my period to resume the BC. What are the chances that I am pregnant? Am I not getting my period because I stopped taking the BC?

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I took a test to which I can only assume I did something wrong and I think it was negative. The "Control" blue line didn't full appear. I think I will wait until in the morning to retest. But what are the chances of me ovulating that soon? I am also having a white milky discharge, nausea once or twice and tender breasts. But I am so confused because every symptom that I seem to be having is either a pregnancy symptom or due to stopping birth control.

December 29, 2014 - 3:19pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concerns.

In general, going seven consecutive days without an active, hormone containing pill leaves you unprotected against pregnancy. In your case, you were without hormone coverage the five days of the inactive pills and two days of missing an active pill.

Normally, you should have break through bleeding when not taking an active birth control pill.

I suggest you take a home pregnancy test today.


December 29, 2014 - 11:56am
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