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Missed Birth Control Pill but Not Sure When

By Anonymous July 26, 2017 - 4:21pm
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So about 2 weeks ago (on July 13) I was bleeding a bit but had finished my period a week earlier. I checked my birth control pack and realized I was a day off on my birth control. I was pretty sure I took a pill the night before (July 12) albeit a few hours late, so I really have no clue when I missed the pill. I doubled up that day to get back on track and continued as normal. My fiancé and I had sex on July 6 and did not use a condom. Since I don't know when I missed the pill, I don't know if it was before or after having sex (hoping after) and we haven't done it since because I'm nervous. However, ever since July 13 (when I doubled up and potentially took my pill the night before meaning taking 3 pills in less than 24 hours), I've been spotting (brown and light pink) and having serious stomach discomfort. I've been on the pill for about 8 years and although I do tend to experience spotting between periods, the cramps and stomach pain makes me anxious. I am supposed to get my period tomorrow or Friday. What are the chances of pregnancy if I missed that pill before sex?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for posting.

There is a risk since you don't know if you made it up within 24 hours or not but realistically, the risk is very small. Pregnancy tests are accurate a few days before your period is due so you can go ahead and take one now to know for sure (if you don't want to wait).

July 27, 2017 - 6:36am
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