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I missed 3 birth control pills in the 3rd week can I be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 8, 2016 - 1:52pm
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I missed 1 pill on Monday and took two the next day to make it up. On Wednesday I missed my pill again but I started light bleeding, and I still had 2 more active pills left in the pack. What are the chances of me being pregnant

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
It usually takes about one to two weeks of being off the pill to ovulate. Since you started being a little, that is a good sign the pills are still active and you will not become pregnant. In the future do not double up when you miss a pill. Simply start where you left off, taking one pill at a time. This will ensure that you do not cause any hormonal imbalances or spotting.

July 9, 2016 - 9:13am
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