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On BC pills, but I fear I might be pregnant?

By Anonymous June 20, 2012 - 5:58am
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I take Orsythia birth control at the same time every day. I may only miss it by an hour, 2 at most. But that was only once during the month and no where near any time I was sexually active.
I had sex with my boyfriend without a condom on the 15th day of my cycle, June7th.
I then had sex again without a condom, yesterday June 19th, which was the 28th day of my cycle, the day I should have gotten my period because I missed the last pill of my pack and I read the instructions and it said to just throw my pack out, so I SHOULD have gotten it on Tuesday the 19th instead of my usual day which is on a Wednesday.

I do have lower back cramps but no breast tenderness this time around? Which I usually do have.
And my periods are pretty regular, although in April I did skip the last 3 pills of my pack to get my period early in fear that I was pregnant.
In May, my period was regular and came on my projected day of Wednesday.

Am I just freaking my own self out? Could the missing of a pill be throwing my body off just a little? Or should I wait one more day because I still do have the cramping in my back?

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I ended up getting my period a few hours after I posted this. Phew!

Thank you!

June 20, 2012 - 12:52pm

Hi Anonymous,

Please allow another few days to get your period. Your period can sometimes also be delayed due to stress.

If you're more than 1 week late, take a pregnancy test.

Best Wishes,


June 20, 2012 - 7:01am
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