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I missed 3 days of my birth control pills

By June 28, 2010 - 7:58am
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I am 25 years old, I have been taking birth control since I was 18. I skipped 3 days of pills (a weds, thurs, and friday) On Thursday we had sex and he came inside of me, on Saturday we had sex again and he pulled out. The first timd we had sex was the 24th of the month and the 2nd was the 26th of the month. The first day of my last period was the 14th of the month. I am also taking an antibiotic that lessens the effectiveness of the pill. What are the chances that I became pregnant?

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I missed 3 or more pills in the last week of my birth control and now im 8 days late. I took a pregnancy test yestutday morning and it was negative. Is there any chance my period is just really late or could I be pregnant and it's just now showing? What should I do?

July 6, 2017 - 8:44am
Guide (reply to rabchick)

Hello rabchick,

Sorry for the delay in responding. What has happened?


July 17, 2017 - 8:17am
EmpowHER Guest

I missed my pills for 3 days at the end of week 2. My period started and last for 3 days during the weekend and stopped. Since then it's been 3 days and this morning when I woke up I started spotting. What does this mean?

July 6, 2017 - 5:50am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I think your body is responding to your missing of three active pills and has started withdrawal bleeding early.


July 17, 2017 - 8:19am
(reply to Anonymous)

I'm experiencing the same thing but i missed five days and had unprotected sex.. Two days later i have light brown spotting after break through bleeding because I missed so many pills.

July 16, 2017 - 4:42pm
Guide (reply to Milik)

Hello Milik,

My concern in your situation is that you had sex at the time you missed five doses.

Did you actually have bleeding or just spotting?


July 17, 2017 - 8:21am
EmpowHER Guest

I didn't take my birth control for the first week of the new pack and had unprotected sex everyday and he finished inside of me. Could I be pregnant?

June 27, 2017 - 3:44pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Yes, there is a very good chance you became pregnant.


June 30, 2017 - 1:49pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I have skipped the pill 3 days in a row could i just take the 3 today?

July 16, 2017 - 4:35pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann. I just want to ask if theres a big chance that i might be pregnant after what happened. On the 17th of June, i had an unprotected sex but he didn't ejaculate inside me and im sure of that. I took ecp three days after that but hours after taking my ecp, i had an another unprotected sex but he didn't ejaculate inside me. On the 23rd of June, i had another unprotected sex but he didn't ejaculate inside me. Minutes after, i took another dose of ecp. On the 29th of June, i started bleeding and it ended on the first of this month. The flow is not that heavy, i can say that it is medium. So is there any chance that i might be pregnant? I'm pretty much paranoid at the moment

July 3, 2017 - 3:52am
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