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Wondering how soon you ovulate when you miss BCPs

By December 27, 2011 - 3:46pm

Okay so I just started taking birth control after having been off for a year or so this month. I was about 2 1/2 weeks into the pack and forget to take 3 of them. On the 4th day I had unprotected sex, STILL did not take the pills and had unprotected sex again on the 6th day. On the 7th day I started back playing catch up with the pills. Given that this is my first month back on the pack (Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo) I am wondering if missing those pills would have caused me to ovulate which combined with the completely unprotected sex would cause me to become pregnant. I know the chances are high, I'm just trying to get any input from anyone that has knowledge on the subject or has been through a similar situation. Also, hope this isn't TMI but today I started having a clear/white kind of odorless discharge I don't think I've seen before and it is now the 10th day in this story.

By HERWriter Guide January 1, 2012 - 4:03pm

Hi ann123

Thanks for your post.

You can ovulate within days of stopping the pill so you really did put yourself at risk but one of the main signs of ovulation is exactly what you are having now - a clear or white odorless discharge so it sounds like you are ovulating now so hopefully you aren't pregnant! However, do not have unprotected sex now as you are at your most fertile.

You also need to throw out your old pack of pills are start new.



January 1, 2012 - 4:03pm

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