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pregnency: i have missed pills before and after my 7 day break( this means i have been off them for 14 days) just finished my period 2 days ago but am going to take the pill now will i be ok? had sex last night?

By Anonymous October 14, 2010 - 7:22am
 
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i finished my pill packet on tuesday and had my seven day break although its now thursday when i have started my next packet and I am seeing my boyfriend tomorrow and will probably have sex, will i be ok from taking one pill today and another tomorrow although i had longer than a seven day break?

November 4, 2010 - 1:41pm
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Anonymous

hi again (previous post 'October 17, 2010 - 5:18am')
how long will i have to wait until i can test? or do i have to wait until my next period would be due, which is about 3 weeks? thanks for your help so far!

October 17, 2010 - 2:33pm
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Hi again Anonymous,
If your pregnancy test came up positive, you should make an appointment with your physician for a follow up. When you miss taking your Pills, this may change your ovulation time.

Good Luck!

Missie

October 17, 2010 - 10:35am
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Anonymous

Hi again Anonymous,

Your pregnancy test came up positive?

October 17, 2010 - 10:23am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

yes ha how can this be i should not be ovulating that soon??

October 17, 2010 - 10:28am
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Anonymous

i have only been off my period 7 days can you get pregent at this time?? it came up posative using clear blue pregnecy test saying 1 week

October 17, 2010 - 10:17am
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Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Anytime you miss several birth control pills (BCP) and have unprotected sex, you have an increased chance of pregnancy...

For more information, please review these articles: http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/missing-birth-control-pills-and-concerned-about-pregnancy-q">Missing Birth Control Pills and Concerned About Pregnancy: Q&A and and http://www.empowher.com/sexual-well-being/content/oops-missed-birth-control-pill-advocacy-sheet">Oops! Missed Birth Control Pill Advocacy Sheet

As for ovulation questions, every woman is different but it is common to count 14 days from the first day of your period which is usually ovulation time, give or take a few days. When you have unprotected sex, sperm can live in the womans body for up to 5 days so you must be careful around this time frame when you are missing your Pills and use a backup method such as condoms.

I hope this helps answer your questions. If you need further assistance, please ask.

Missie

October 17, 2010 - 8:35am
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Anonymous

im in the same position! :s i missed two pills, had one left, then my week break. i was supposed to start taking them again last friday but i only took it again yesterday (saturday) because i forgot to put in my repeat prescription and i had completely run out! what are tha chances i could be pregnant? im on the microgynon 30 pill by the way.

October 17, 2010 - 5:18am
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Anonymous

ok so i missed 3 pills at the end of my pack and then 4 after my 7 day break took one then missed one and had sex!!! however because i have only been finished my period for 3 days should i be ok ... surley i will not be ovulating yet??

October 16, 2010 - 5:49pm

Will you be OK, meaning not pregnant? You have a very high risk of pregnancy if you are having unprotected sex without condoms and without taking your birth control pills..missing 7 pills!

Since you just had sex last night, can you get emergency contraception? Call your local pharmacist and ask if they have Plan B or Plan B One Step. You do not need a prescription if you are 17 years of age or older.

Missing 2 or more pills can increase your chance of pregnancy, as the pill is only 99% effective when taken consistently and correctly every time. When you miss pills, this effectiveness rate goes down. The worst time to miss pills are before or after your week of inactive pills, since these are hormone-free..this means you have been hormone-free for 14 days consecutively, and its likely the pill is not offering you any protection right now.

Please let us know if you have any questions about emergency contraception; you can read more about it here:
- Emergency Contraception Update, 2010

- Missing Birth Control Pills and Concerned About Pregnancy: Q&A

- Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Unprotected Sex?

October 14, 2010 - 12:06pm
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