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Gildess FE 1.5/30 Sunday start

By May 1, 2013 - 2:17pm
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For the last year, I have rarely missed a pill, but have messed up the month of Aprils. I missed the last 3 days of my pack before my inactive week. UnfortunatelyI I did not research what I should have done until after the fact. The 3 days I missed were 11th, 12th, & the 13th. Started my period on the 15th, very light flow, 3 days long. Started the next pack on the 21st, Sunday, then missed a pill on the 23rd, doubled up the next day. Missed the 26th pill, doubled up the next day. Its now May 1st, & my cramps are already here. Not suppose to start until the 12th or so. My next OBGYN is in July & I will pursue a different method of birth control. My questions are ;how likely is pregnancy? What is the likely cause of these cramps? If pregnancy test is recommended, when is the recommended time to take one?

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Hello cooksandi_k,

Your lighter and shorter period for the month of April was the result of taking your birth control pills irregularly.

Gildess FE 1.5/30 is a progestogen-estrogen combination birth control pill. It works primarily by inhibiting ovulation. It causes changes in the cervical mucus, which increase the difficult of sperm entry into the uterus. It also causes changes in the endometrium, which reduce the likelihood of implantation.

Hormones play a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle. Upsetting the normal balance will lead to changes in your menstrual cycle. Don't be surprised if your period for May starts earlier.

You did the right thing by doubling up for missed pills. You should be protected against pregnancy. If your period is late beyond one week, then you can take a home pregnancy test.

My best,

May 1, 2013 - 4:44pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you, very much, for the response!

May 1, 2013 - 6:11pm
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