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A 25-year-old female asked:

I'm on birth control and i started spotting dark brown 4 days before my period. i miss 2 pills and had unprotected sex with my husband thursday.

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missing pills: You are probably ok - meaning not pregnant. But you should get a pregnancy test in a few weeks to see if you are. Missing two days, although not recommended, will not usually result in ovulation and pregnancy. If you are having trouble remembering the pill, you might consider another method such as the patch, nuvaring, Depo-Provera or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Daily remembering is not as critical with these.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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