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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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Hi there, I stopped taking my pill on Thursday it is now Saturday and no sign of a period. In the past if I've missed my pills just 2 days in a row I would get them. I have had regular sex sometimes he came inside sometimes he didn't. I only decided to come off the pill because I felt it wasn't working as well and have a new different type. Should I be worried?

April 1, 2017 - 1:13am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Have you had any bleeding yet?


April 4, 2017 - 7:56am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I have light bleeding but not like my period. It happened the next day after I had sex and I was ovulating. What does that mean?

May 1, 2017 - 7:45am

Had my period on 3/7 which lasted my normal 4 days...on 14th & 15th I had unprotected sex...which missed a few pills...got caught up on them...then had sex again on the 21st-23rd where again I missed a few more pills...the last time took them was on the 24th ..now on what seems to be my period...which started on the 28th...I'm not really soaking up my tampons ..which I am now worried I might be pregnant...haven't been feeling good since before this so called period... wondering what's going on

March 30, 2017 - 9:52pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, I am using yasmin and missed 3 pills in a row in starting of 3rd week(21pill pack),had unprotected sex 2 times after that but started bleeding on 4th day.could I still be pregnant?? WHEN should I test for pregnancy??

March 27, 2017 - 4:25am
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I just traveled today an realized I forgot to pack my contraceptive pills. I'm going to be away for 3 day(thurs,friday,sat) the Sunday I will be back to take my pill. I haven't missed any pills as of yet and I missing pills from the 3rd week of a 28 day pack(Oralcon).

What can I do to ensure I haven't messed too much with the effectiveness of the pill. I have been using the pill successfully for over 6 months.

Is it possible to take the 3 pills I missed on the Sunday including the pill I'm due to take on Sunday (4 total) and continue a usual after.

I haven't had sex since I started this pack( 2 weeks)

What are my options? What can I do?

March 9, 2017 - 4:31pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Because you will miss three doses, call your doctor for instructions. You may need to take two pills on Sunday, two pills on Monday and two pills on Tuesday. Or you might need to throw out the rest of the pill pack and start over with a new pack.

If you should have intercourse, your partner must wear a condom.


March 10, 2017 - 9:50am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, i just missed 2 days of the pill, and then we had sex and he came inside of me, that night I still wasn't able to take the pill. The next day I took the pill again but I started another pack because I accidentally discarded my previous set of the pill. Is there a possibility that I could become pregnant?

February 20, 2017 - 9:40am

Hi, so I am usually great about taking my pills everyday and I have never missed one. Last Sunday (2/12) had unprotected sex in the morning. I had taken my pills all throughout the week without missing one. Today (2/19) I just realized that I had forgotten to taken my pill for yesterday. So I took both yesterday and today's pills at 5 which is my normal time I take it. Is there a chance I could be pregnant?

February 19, 2017 - 5:33pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hey, I take the microgynon pill and have been for a few years. I missed 2 days then had unprotected sex taking the pill for the next 2 days then ending the cycle. I then had a weird period where it was not heavy as usual and the dark brown blood, no heavy flow. I'm freaking myself out as I've become spotty and my aerola and labia have become darker than normal is there possibility I'm preganant?

February 12, 2017 - 6:53am
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