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What are my chances of getting pregnant if I missed three of my pills after unprotected sex?

By Anonymous December 23, 2015 - 12:53pm
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I had sex Thursday night and took my pill normal that Friday. But I stayed the night at a friends house and forgot them. I couldn't get them back until Tuesday, so I missed my pills for three days. Last night I got them back and took my Tuesday pill. I've also been spotting the last couple days.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Missing 1 birth control pill anytime during the month and engaging in sex can and will certainly increase your risk for pregnancy, so missing 3 increases it even more. To what extent your risk is I can't say.

Either take a home pregnancy test or have one administered by a medical professional. If the test is positve, stop taking the pill.

As for the spotting, anytime you miss a pill, that is a normal symptom that occurs.

I hope this helps.
Be well,

December 23, 2015 - 1:30pm
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