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ask: What are my chances of getting pregnant if i missed one pill and made it up ASAP?

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I missed one pill Thursday night, in my third week, but made it up as soon as i woke up on Friday morning. I also took my pill about 3 hours late on Saturday night, which would have been my last active pill. My boyfriend and I had sex soon after. We used a condom, but it broke. He had already went shortly before we had sex. He went inside of me not knowing the condom broke, but he barely went. What are my chances of getting pregnant?

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EmpowHER Guest

Hi, I had protected sex on sunday night but hadn't taken my pill that day (would have been about 5 hours late on taking it). I had also been quite irregular at taking my pill prior to this...does taking Dianette at slightly different times seriously effect your level of protection? It's only been a week so haven't had any pregnancy symptoms except maybe some slight stomach pain but that could be anything. Should I be concerned?

December 16, 2014 - 10:11am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Irregular pill taking (of any kind) can lead to ovulation. If you don't get your period on time, take a test but you should be ok. 

Consider a different method of birth control if it's too difficult to take your pill every day. 



December 16, 2014 - 5:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

hey ! I missed one day taking my pill and me and my bf had unprotected sex the day I was sapose to take it. but he did not nut inside of me. what are my chances of getting pregnant.

November 14, 2014 - 3:32pm
EmpowHER Guest

i took i pill 5 days back... n i had sex with my boyfriend today.. is there any necessary to take another pill...?

June 19, 2014 - 3:42am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

Yes, you need to take another pill- these are for one use only.



June 23, 2014 - 10:53am
EmpowHER Guest

From: Spongy
Hi..i took my pill last night and accidentally i took it again this morning which i should be taking Later at night..could it affect my cycle or could i be pregnant?? Me and my bf are sexually active..pls help..tnx

June 16, 2014 - 8:42pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Spongy,

It might be too late for my reply, but I would say do not take another pill in the evening. Use another form of birth control, such as a condom, if you must be sexually active that evening, and resume taking your pills at the normal time thereafter.


June 17, 2014 - 11:51am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi .. I've always been sexually active with my boyfriend/fiancé, and we have unprotected sex and he goes inside of me.. I'm on birth control-alesse- and I forgot to take it for a week after I finished my period... It's been a month now and my period is suppose to be here but instead it's a barely spotting.. Like I have no need to use cover.. And the last two times I've had sex his semen didn't come out like normal.. It's been almost a week n I'm on my off pill and there is no period just very barely spotting. Today I haven't eaten cause food makes me nasious and even drinking water was hard... What does this mean?? My period has never been like this in the past 9 years.. I've only been on the pill for a year and a half... I'm 17 working three jobs...

June 12, 2014 - 9:57pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Since you have been having unprotected sex, a pregnancy test is a good idea. 



June 13, 2014 - 11:06am

I had sex last week sunday i took my birth control monday on time but i lost my pills and i wasnt taking dem for the rest of last week and its a new week is there i chance that im pregnant

March 3, 2014 - 10:39am
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