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Should I test for pregnancy

By April 12, 2015 - 7:57am
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I have a very convoluted question. To give some background, about three months ago my obgyn diagnosed me with PCOS. I was then started on Nortrel. I have been taking it for two months now. This month, I missed one of my active pills on the first week. The exact day was March 22nd. I could not find the pill and I honestly didn't give it a second thought. I continued on taking the pack as usual. My boyfriend and I had protected sex (we used a condom for the entire time) on April 2nd. I started my placebo pills yesterday and I am concerned about Pregnancy considering that I missed an active pill. Even though we are using both birth control pills and condoms, I still worry. I have had a friend say that missing one pill will not cause a huge difference, but from my research online I have found otherwise. What day should I start my period or is it normal to skip a period all together? Last month my period was very light and only lasted three days. Should pregnancy be a huge concern for me in my given situation and if so, when should I take a pregnancy test?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

Pregnancy is not possible in your situation.  Missing a pill can potentially reduce the pill's effectiveness, but since you used a condom there is no chance of getting pregnant.

It's unlikely to miss your period entirely when taking birth control.  If you do, than you probably need to switch to a different pill which has to proper hormonal dosage of you to have a regular period.

At this point there is nothing to do but keep taking your pills as usual.


April 12, 2015 - 5:52pm
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