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Can i be pregnant i missed 2 pills in the first week of my pack and have spotting

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
You're probably...: ...about to get your period. If you were using ONLY the pull out method, I would be more concerned about pregnancy, However, it's unlikely that you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stays in your system for longer than just three months, but if you are on a pill, you may not see the period during ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Daum
Dr. Paul Daum answered
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small: Ovaries are suppressed by the hormones in the pill. If the start late you may not suppress the ovulation but it general won't happen that soon .Carefu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Any time you miss taking your birthcontrol pill, it increases your chance of an unplanned pregnancy, but it you miss one, usually we recommend that yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very possible: You should take a pregnancy test. Noncompliance with the pill will greatly reduce the effectiveness.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test!: If your cycle was irregular this month and you are sexually active take a pregnancy test and see. This might be the first sign!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleed: You can take your pills twice daily for 5 to 10 days to see if the bleeding stops, skip the placebo pills and start the new pack right away. Treat the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: As long as the only pills that were missed were the sugar pills, and the next pack was started on time, then contraception should not be at risk. If ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Oral contraceptives: Usually three weeks of active pills and a week of dummy (no hormone) pills. If you missed enough time without continuous active pills, it makes no di ... Read More

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