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Birth Control - I missed one pill on my third week and now my period is late, what are the chances?
Added 16 May 2014:
I have been on birth control for 10 months. Last week, on the third week, I missed one pill and took it when I remembered which was 15 hours late. I finished that week taking the hormone pills normally and had sex 3 times without extra protection. I continued taking the birth control normally including the sugar pills the following week. My period didn't come and it is 2 days late. I already read that I should not had taken the sugar pills, instead start a new package, so now that is too late I want to know what are my chances of being pregnant? Should I worry about it much?
P.S. My period has not been all that regular through my time on birth control.
If you only missed one pill, you did everything right except not using back up protection for seven days. It is only when you miss three or more tablets that you should stop your current pack and start a new one. If you only missed one pill, you take it as soon as you remember BUT you are supposed to use back up condoms for a week. Missing only one pill decreases effectiveness slightly so there is a slim possibility for pregnancy but chances are better that you didnt get pregnant. Have you taken the whole week of placebos? Your period can come any time during that week. If it doesnt come, go ahead and start a new pack and keep taking them normally. If you miss next months period, so two consecutive periods, you need to do a test for pregnancy. It is not all that unusual to miss a period now and then when you are on the Pill. If it makes you feel better you can take a test a week after your period is late rather than waiting a whole month.
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