... “3 weeks late” and i have been having sex. Should i be concerned?
What are you basing the timing on? The pill will control your period. If you are taking the pill correctly you have less then a 1% chance of being pregnant. The manufacturer advises that if you miss 2 periods you should see your dr. Did you start it correctly and uses condoms for at leasst the first week?
I also want to ask, did you have any bleeding at all? If you used back up as appropriate for at least the first seven days when you started the pills (the whole first cycle is best but the manufacturer stands behind the first week) and you have taken a pill every day with no misses, you shouldnt be pregnant. The pill can lessen your bleeding because it decreases the uterine lining that builds each month and this is what we shed as our "period". Since it decreases this lining, we get lighter periods and some lucky women only experience light spotting for a day or two and that is all they get. Most women would not think of this light spotting as a normal period but for some women on the pill, it is. So if you had bleeding at all this might have been all you got. Also for women who have a lot of breakthrough bleeding early on when they start the pill, they may not bleed much during their inactive pill week. If you miss two periods in a row, speak with your GYN about it. If you didnt use back up those first seven days and you had unprotected sex, then you could be pregnant and you may need to do a pregnancy test.
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