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1 day late starting new pill pack.

By Anonymous June 8, 2011 - 4:22pm
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I was one day late (well, less than 24 hours late actually) starting my BCP pill pack this month, but made up the difference on ''day 2.'' I read from my pill's official website that I would be protected from pregnancy as it was only 1 day, and sure enough when I had sex later that week (day 4), the condom broke. I thought I was ok but now I'm scared that I may have gotten pregnant, and can't take EC as it has been more than 5 days. How big is my risk? My withdrawal bleed isn't due for nearly 2 weeks so I won't know for a while, and now I'm freaking out :(

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Thank you so much for your response. Having some reassurance helped me to relax, and sure enough my period did come, right on time. You really helped me when I was stressed out, thanks again.

June 21, 2011 - 11:42am

Relax. By taking your birth control pills, even making up for the late dose, you should be protected. The hormones in oral contraceptives prevent ovulation. Continue to take your birth control pills as directed. Wait for your period to come. If you are late by a week and you still have concerns about the possibility of being pregnant, take a home pregnancy test.

June 8, 2011 - 5:33pm
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