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Could I be pregnant by missing a couple of my pills?

By Anonymous June 4, 2010 - 11:16am
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I have a question it's very important I have now started to be regular with my period since I started the pill but this month I forgot 3pills in a row took them ad then I forgot 2 other pills took them and then forgot 2 other and took them too but after forgetting the 3 pills I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and realized only after that I forgot 2 pills again and it's been 6 days since I had this weird cramp on the left side of my lower abdominal and started being pretty tired since that night with my boyfriend. It's been 6 days since the intercourse and yesterday I started having unregular light bleeding and my period shouldn't even start until next week.. it usually bleeds a bit in the morning and then stops around noon it's too light to seem like my regular period and since I started no matter how high my stress level was I never had such a light period even with the pill. Thank you for your help!!

-15 and worried

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i had lost my pills after eating 1 row and 3 or 4 . i m little bit confuse about the pill in 2nd row that how many i have eaten 3 or 4
.so now what can i do should i buy the another pills and eat from the 2nd row 4 or what to i hav lost it day before yesterday?\

June 6, 2010 - 12:56am
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I answered your question here: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/lost-my-pill#comment-61400

June 6, 2010 - 6:59am
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Hi Anonymous,

When you miss three pills in a row, you should immediately stop taking the pills and start a new pack after your period starts (unless otherwise instructed by a Pharmacist or Physician).

If you miss your pills, you should always use a back up method of birth control for at least seven days after you start taking the pills again. The mild bleeding could be simply your body adjusting to the missed pills since the pill's main objective is to keep that under control.

Have you taken a home pregnancy test (HPT)? They are usually very accurate and you can take a test as early as the first day you miss you period. I see you are 15 years old and you can purchase a birth control test for only $1.00 at a local Dollar Store. If you take the test, it will put your mind at ease about this situation.

Please keep us updated on the results. Remember to read the instructions on the kind of birth control you are taking so that you know how many pills you can miss and how to either catch up on the pills (by taking two at a time) or when you have to stop and restart a new package. I hope this helps a little. Taking the HPT will be very helpful. Remember that the Pill is only one method of preventing pregnancy and is never 100% accurate so any time you have sex, you may become pregnant.

Good Luck!

June 5, 2010 - 10:51am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you for the information .. so are you saying that the possibility of me being pregnant are slim?? Because I called a nurse yesterday and she said it could be due to the missed pills or it could be implatation bleeding and if I'm not pregnant I'm very lucky because I've already have been having signs .. like head aches, tired (like right now I am), pain in the lower abdomen..on the left side, I used to be able to drink coffee every morning but now it just gets me sick I sometimes feel a bit sick, need to drink very often, I go to the restroom at least every hour and usually even if I drink 2litres of water I don't go as much and also I feel pressure in my lower abdomen on the left side. Thank you.


June 5, 2010 - 11:29am
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