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Risk of pregnancy?

By Anonymous December 20, 2016 - 8:34am
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I am on birth control, with 21 active pills and 7 placebos (Portia). It is a Sunday starter.
I forgot the placebo pills on Friday and Saturday, then forgot to start my new pack; thus, I forgot Sunday, Monday, and now Tuesday of my birth control pills. I had sex on Sunday and he did inside, then on Monday he pulled out. What are the chances of pregnancy? When should I take a test? I am in high school still, so I would like to know as soon as possible to plan anything that happens. Thank you for your kind responses.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern about the risk of pregnancy.

Did you have withdrawal bleeding after finishing the last pack of birth control pills?

The concern is you missed three days of active pills. Add that to seven days of no active pills during the placebo week. In total, you have not had an active pill for 10 days. This sets up the risk for ovulation. Having unprotected intercourse during ovulation leads to pregnancy.

Before you take a dose today, contact your gynecologist's office. Explain what has happened and follow your doctor's advice. Please let us know what you are told.


December 20, 2016 - 9:34am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

How do you contact them..? Should I take a test in the near future?

December 20, 2016 - 9:45am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

You contact the doctor's office by making a telephone call. Wait for instructions before taking a home pregnancy test. You may be told to have a blood pregnancy test or nothing at all.


December 20, 2016 - 9:56am
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