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missed pills had unprotected sex am i covered ??? do i start taking the pill without a test ???

By September 10, 2009 - 11:01am
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i suffer from P.C.O.S. and am currently taking the yasmin contraceptive pill , i went away with my long term boyfirend and forgot to take my pill with me as i was due to start a new pack on monday 7th sept 09 and had unprotected sex a couple of times .
were back home now so i dont know how i stand on taking my pill ???? do i take it ??? or do i wait and do a preganancy test ???? how long should i wait ????? please help xx many thanks xx

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thankyou rosa xxxxxx

September 10, 2009 - 12:28pm

With PCOS, many women find It difficult to conceive at all. So, for the moment..try to relax. You can see your doctor in about 4 weeks for a blood test and he or she should take it from there. He may also recommend that you stay on the pill, so I think this warrants at least a phone call to your OB/GYN.

September 10, 2009 - 12:17pm

i had my period then once my period had finished thats when we had unprotected sex and with my pcos i dont know when my next period due ???? so the safest option is to use condoms until i can find out if i am preganant or not ???? !!!!!!

September 10, 2009 - 12:08pm

It is not recommended to take birth control pills while you are pregnant, however MOST women who get pregnant while on the pill do up until the day they get that positive pregnancy test. If you choose to stop taking the pils in fear that you may have been ovulating during those 3 days, then you should either abstain from sex until your next period OR use condoms for the next few weeks.

You will not get an accurate pregnancy test result until you have missed a period.

September 10, 2009 - 12:01pm

Dear puppydog82,

Did you miss more than one pill? Usually, when you miss one pill doubling up the next time you take it will help prevent pregnancy.
Until you can talk to your doctor, I would suggest using a second form of birth control (such as a condom) while continuing to take your birth control pills.
Remember to take your pills at the same time every day for maximum efficacy.

September 10, 2009 - 11:37am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

yes i missed 3 days of pills because i was away and had unprotected sex . so if i am preganant will me continuing to take the pill harm the baby ???????? and when can i find out if i am preganant ??????

September 10, 2009 - 11:45am
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