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Missed a pill a week after intercourse

By January 28, 2020 - 11:34am
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Hi I really need your help so last Tuesday me and my boyfriend had protected sex And up until then I took my pill on time I am on the combination pill so I can take it with in 12 hours which I did We did not have sex since last Tuesday and today I dropped my pill down the sink so I won’t be able to get another packet till tomorrow it’s been a week since we have had sex and I missed a pill tonight is there any chance that this could effect pregnancy or any chance of pregnancy could you please explain Or am I okay since I took all my pills on time before we had sex thank you

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I’m scared Susan...like we wore condom Everytime we had intercourse and he didn’t even cum in the condom he cummed when he pulled out with condom on I took pill every day up until then and week after it just the last pill of my pack I lost ...I’m so scared

January 30, 2020 - 5:13pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Sarah29)

Hi Sarah,

There is no need to be scared, you really won't get pregnant. You're working yourself up into a tizzy because of a bit of scaremongering by someone at the pharmacy counter. Nothing can be done now - just try to stay calm. I don't know what else to say, there isn't anything else we can do. You'll be fine.

January 30, 2020 - 7:09pm

I want to start my pack a day earlier next week ..but what I am saying is from what I told u is there risk or chance of pregnancy from whatever decision I make

January 29, 2020 - 8:06pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Sarah29)

Nobody can give you a guarantee about whether or not you will get pregnant but as I said already, your risk is little to none.

January 30, 2020 - 2:36pm

Ok thank you very much I visited the pharmacy today to get my new pack and I told her about what happened and she made me really nervous...she said there’s a chance I could be pregnant and making a big deal out of it even tho I told her exactly what I told you ...she was telling me continue on with my pill and take no break but I said I just wanted to start a day earlier next week and she said I must be careful cause the last 7 days are important but I didn’t have sex since last Tuesday which is a week ago and we even had a condom she was not listening to me I am nervous now

January 29, 2020 - 3:07pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Sarah29)

Hello again

The decision is ultimately yours to take. You do have the option of not taking a break as she said. Whatever decision you make, you need to make immediately.


January 29, 2020 - 7:04pm

And I forgot to add in tonight was the night I was supposed to take my last pill and tomorrow I start my week break but I will be taking a pill in the morning will this affect anything or is there any chance of pregnancy

January 28, 2020 - 11:36am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Sarah29)

Hi Sarah29

Thanks for the extra details.

There is no need to take any additional precautions, just start your new pack one day earlier. Once you get your breakthrough bleeding, you know you are not pregnant but missing a pill a full week after sex won't cause ovulation that could cause a pregnancy - you are just about to finish your pack anyway.

If you want to be very careful, then use a condom for the next 7 days. Then there will be zero additional risk.


January 28, 2020 - 2:13pm
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