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Birth Control/ Pregnancy

By Anonymous February 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
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I missed my pills two separate times maybe three but no more than that max. The two times I forgot I doubled up. I have been having a sore throat and headache but it has only been one week since this unprotected sex happened and I really don't believe that you can tell symptoms that quickly. I have not had sex in the last seven days like requested. i am just wondering if there is any way i could be pregnant. I am on Yasmin and do two 21 day cycles concurrently. Have been on birth control for about 9 years.

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Hi Anonymous,
Oral contraception is effective only if taken properly, that means, every day and at the same time each day. You can become pregnant depending on when you missed a dose, for example, on the day you ovulated and had unprotected sex, and for how long, chances increase if you skip seven or more days in a row.
To test for pregnancy, you have 2 options. A blood test that can detect the pregnancy hormone hCG 7 to 12 days after conception. You could test with a home pregnancy test. While some products claim accurate results as early as the first day of a missed period, it is advisable to wait until one week after a missed period until testing.
Hope this helps!

February 21, 2011 - 5:44pm
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