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A 26-year-old female asked:

I missed two pills on consecutive days. i have finished the full pack of 28 pills (minus 2) and i have still not gotten my period i'm experiencing lower back stiffness, some very light spotting. should i take a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Little to no risk: It's unlikely that skipping 2 consecutive pills places you at risk for pregnancy, but if you're anxious about it, take the test. Here's a great site/chart that shows you how to deal with skipped pills and other things related to BC pills. Hope it helps! https://www.vox.com/2014/9/19/6418767/birth-control-pills-effectiveness-how-to-use-common-questions

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