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Missed a pill. I thot i took it and went on the next day taking the pill for that day and had sex.

By April 12, 2012 - 3:25pm
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I have been on the diane pill for two years. Last sunday, i did not know that i missed a pill. Thinking that i did, i just went on to taking the monday pill and had intercourse. Three days after (thursday) i found out that i missed the sunday pill. I got nervous so took it along with my thursday pill. What are the chances of me getting pregnant?

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Hi emcee,
I don't think there is a chance that you could have conceived or gotten pregnant.

Let me explain. You missed a dose on Sunday but took a dose on Monday and every following day with an extra dose on Thursday, when you realized that you had missed a dose on Sunday.

You had intercourse on Monday, is that correct? You took a birth control pill on Monday. So, you were protected.

Most birth control pills contain synthetic forms of two female hormones: estrogen and progestin. These synthetic hormones stabilize a woman's natural hormone levels and prevent estrogen from peaking mid-cycle. Subsequently, the pituitary gland does not release the other hormones that normally cause the ovaries to release mature eggs. Birth control pills prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. If no egg is released, there is nothing to be fertilized by sperm and a woman cannot get pregnant.

It is recommended that if you miss one dose, take 2 pills the next day.

Good Health,


April 12, 2012 - 5:09pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Oh wow. That's a relief. Thank you soso much. Thanks to people like you and to this site... I should just be more careful nxt time.

April 12, 2012 - 6:56pm
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