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Will i get pregnant if i miss two pills in a row?

By July 28, 2009 - 11:30am
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Ok, so I'm 17 and I started taking birth control in July of 2008, i started off with Yaz then switched to Levora about 6 months ago. I just started a new pack on Friday July 24. When i went on a trip i forgot to take my pack with me and i missed two pills- sunday and monday. today, i took my pill at my normal time. i keep reading that i need to take two today and two tomorrow but i already took one today at my normal time. what are my chances of getting pregnant since i missed two in the first week?
my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex on saturday and sunday

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Hey guys. So my girlfriend finished her in 7 inactive pills on the fourth week, but the pharmacist didn't have her pills ready on Sunday. We got them Tuesday and she doubled up Tuesday and doubled up Wednesday. She took her pill today too (Thursday) and We had sex today and I may have pulled out just a tad late. Do you think I'm ok? Be honest and don't try to scare me. I've done a lot of reading on this already.

July 30, 2015 - 9:11pm
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Can anyone help?

I take my pill back to back, as I have bad periods, at the moment I have just done 3 back to back packets. However this month I missed one pill in the 2nd week, but the time I realised it was 2 late to double up. I then missed a pill in the 3rd week, as I was away for business and forgot to take it with me. The next day I doubled up. In the 3rd week I had sex twice after missing the pill (first time on the day i doubled up, and the second time 3 days later). The second time I took the morning after pill. My packet is finished, so do I take the next pack now, or wait and have a period?

What's the chance of pregancy?

I take Yasmin, and have done for 4 years!


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December 28, 2015 - 3:30am
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Hi guys, So i finished my pill free week and started my first day. I missed my 2nd and 3rd pill and had sex today (day 3) and day 1 and a few days before my pill free week, each time he came inside me. What are my chances of being pregnant? Thanks.

July 9, 2012 - 3:24am
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I'm 21 and have been taking the same birth control regularly for the past 4 years or so. However, I recently had to start a 4 week cycle of antibiotics (both amoxicillin and metronidazole) to fight an intestinal infection. So far I have finished 3 weeks of the antibiotics and have only one more to go. I have heard that antibiotics can cancel birthcontrol, so we have been using alternate forms of contraception since I started the antibiotics to be extra safe. However, I accidentally missed the first 3 pills of my pill pack due to a combination of me not realizing I was on my last pack and not having any refills left before I went on a trip. I got my pill pack as soon as I returned and have been taking them again regularly. Unfortunately my boyfriend and I had sex ONCE without any kind of backup contraception since missing those first 3 pills of my pack (not to mention the fact that I'm on those antibiotics) and now I am starting to freak out. I know there is always the possibility of birth control failing, especially if you miss multiple pills or are taking antibiotics, but I guess I am wondering how freaked out I really need to be. What are the chances that we got pregnant since I missed several pills and am also on a strong antibiotic regimen from having unprotected sex once? Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated

September 8, 2011 - 10:50am
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hi i have been on yaz for over a year now nearly 2 years i guess...i missed 2 or 3 pills cause i just forgot to take them...stupid on my part i know...now i have been bleeding ever since like period bleeding...but i was wondering whats the chances of bleeding like that and getting pregnant and yes during that time me and my bf had sex...would like to know soon please and thanks

June 15, 2011 - 10:37am
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ok ive been on yaz for a month and a half now. the first pack of yaz i took it perfectly and had nor problems. after the 4 white pills i took day one of my second pack, which was on a monday. on tuesday and thursday i missed my pills. on thursday and friday i took 2 doses of yaz, one in the morning and one at night, as well as a next choice pill (pack of 2 as the same time) on thursday night. ive been good on my pills since then. its now 20 days into my cycle and yesterday ( as well as a few days ago, ) i noticed quite a bit of egg white cervical mucus. my husband and i were up all night making love, so im not sure if thats what its from. could i really have ovulated enev though i took the precautions i did?

March 16, 2011 - 6:57am
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The "quite a bit of egg white" you noticed was most likely semen, since you noticed a large quantity, and you said you and your husband had sex the previous night (if I read the timing correctly).

However, the discharge is not what matters, if your question is really in relation to your chances of pregnancy (versus if you have ovulated or not). Anytime you miss two or more pills, especially on consecutive days, you do have a higher chance of pregnancy, as the effectiveness of your pill has decreased. You took extra precaution by using emergency contraception, and this can help lower your chances of pregnancy after failed birth control.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

March 31, 2011 - 12:10pm

Please help!!
My name is shan, I have been on yasmin for 6 years now! I am usually very good with taking my pill but in the last few months my life has been hectic! I forgot to take my pill to start this months pack so the next day I proceeded to take 2! I then took the 2 next days pills as should. On the 5 day I forgot to take that pill so next day I took 2 which meant I had 1 pill left in 1st week! I have been taking the rest as normal from then! I did have unprotected sex on the 5th day but have proceeded to stay away from all sexual activity since then! Please help me!! I know your chances of falling pregnant if missed pills increases but am I now at high risk! My period should only start in couple of weeks and this stress is killing me! Hope you can help!

January 19, 2011 - 2:17pm
(reply to shan)

It sounds like you appropriately "doubled-up" on your missed pills, and have abstained from unprotected sex. You said you have proceeded to stay away from all sexual activity, but next time...if you know you have missed previous pills...just use a back-up form of birth control (such as a condom) and you won't have this additional worry and stress.

You will need to wait for your period to begin to know if you are pregnant or not, as your chances do increase when you miss multiple pills and have unprotected sex. Your chances may not be as high as you fear, since you were able to "make up" your pills and did not miss pills on consecutive days.

January 20, 2011 - 12:44pm
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