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Missed 2 pills - took plan b

By Anonymous July 29, 2017 - 7:09am
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I've been on combo birth control pills for over 5 years and never missed a dose. Until last weekend I went out of town and forgot my pill pack ( Saturday and Sunday ). I had unprotected sex Friday night, I came home Monday and called my pharmacy. They told me to follow the leaflet in my pill pack that said to take 2 Monday and 2 Tuesday to get back on track and use back up.
I still wasn't at ease so I called a local clinic and she asked if I had sex before I missed the pills I said yes and she suggested I go in and buy plan B one step so I did and took it Monday at 2:30pm.

Monday morning I had a large amount of break through bleeding from the missed pills, Tuesday morning after plan b I had dark discharge and then throughout the day all bleeding stopped.
Did I do the right thing? Will my 5 years of consistency help me at all here or not really since every cycle is different? Was the discharge after plan b a good sign?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

Your chances of getting pregnant would have probably been low. While some women would be ok making up the pills and using backup for a time, others might opt for ECP. In any case, it's unlikely you are pregnant after having the withdrawal bleeding, in addition to taking the ECP. ECP can also cause spotting and withdrawal bleeding, as well as irregularity, so be aware of this. Continue to take your pills as usual unless your GYN tells you differently.


July 29, 2017 - 12:38pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Thank you Helena for your reply. :)

July 29, 2017 - 5:55pm
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