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Missed 2 days of birth control pills. Can I be pregnant?

By Anonymous September 19, 2010 - 11:57pm
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I missed my birth control pills on Friday (9/10) and Saturday (9/11). I took 2 pills on Sunday and Monday then continued my pack til saturday (9/18). As sunday started myplacebopills and taking those. I had unprotected sex when I missed the pills. I have been taking the pills over 4 years.
All this week I have had small amount of
darkbrownish blood. I am thinking it's my period?
1. Can I be pregnant
2. What is the brownish blood?

3. Do I continue with my usual use of my birth control and start a new packet next Sunday (9/27)
4. This week will I get my period?

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Hi Anonymous

We have a very detailed instruction article on what to do when you miss pills. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization: https://www.empowher.com/sex-amp-relationships/content/how-make-missed-birth-control-pills.

As far as the brown discharge, that is likely just old blood that took a while to come out, and very normal.

Please refer to the information sheet. Our writer Alison did a fantastic job covering everything. It's worth printing and saving or bookmarking. Thank you for writing and good luck.

September 20, 2010 - 6:31am
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