I has intercourse two weeks ago and my period is four days late. Is it too early to take a pregnancy test? what do I do?
4 Dec 2012
Birth Control pills work 3 ways. They prevent ovulation. They decrease the lining of the uterus, and they thicken the mucous at the cervix.
This means that if you take your pill every day at roughly the same time, you will not get pregnant. There are some medications that decrease the ability of the pill to work. One of them is antibiotics, so that if you’re on them you should use a backup method of birth control.
You will not get pregnant when you are on the inactive pills. YOU DO NOT OVULATE WHEN ON THE PILL.
You may have a very light or even no period from time to time because of the decrease in uterine lining.
You do not ever need to take plan B. The only reason for condoms when on the pills is to prevent STDS.
If you forget a pill your chances of getting pregnant increase slightly. The more pills your forget, the more your chance of pregnancy.
When first starting the pill you need to use back up birthcontrol for at least the first week. After you start the pill, when you have your period has nothing to do with taking the pill. You just keep taking them one pack after the other. You do not stop them if you start spotting, you do not stop them if you don’t have a period, bleeding has nothing at all to do with when you take your pills, once you’ve started them.
So if you have taken the pill correctly, you aren't pregnant. 2 days late is no big deal since our periods come when they want pretty much even on the pill.
4 Dec 2012
As long as you are taking your pills correctly and havent missed any, you are very unlikely to be pregnant! 4 days late is no big deal. It will most likely come in a day or two. Your period may not always come on the same day each time. Occasionally on the pil you may miss a period or you may only have light spotting and that is it. As long as you are taking the pills correctly, you should be ok. The pill, when taken correctly, is 99-99.9% effective. If you miss two periods in a row then it is time to take a test.
4 Dec 2012
Hello KellyAlice, As long as you have been taking your pill every day at about the same time every day, (you can be an hour or two one way or the other), you should be ok. The pill is around 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken right, but there is always a small chance that you can get pregnant. I think that you are probably ok, but if it will make you feel better take a home pregnancy test! There are home test now that can tell you if you are pregnant before you even miss your period, read the labels or if you are not shy about it, ask the pharmacist when you buy the test. I really hope that averything works out for you! good luck hon! :))
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