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I'm on the pill, can I get pregnant from pre-cum if I missed one pill 2 weeks ago?

I'm on the pill, can I get pregnant from pre-cum if I missed one pill 2 weeks ago?

Welll: If you had sex a that time you missed the pill then the chances of pregnancy were slightly higher but still low. If you had sex two weeks after you missed the one pill then there is no decrease effectiveness of your pill. Consider using an IUD or Nexplanon to avoid having to remember to take pills. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you miss a few of the birht control pills and take one after you have intercourse?

Can you get pregnant if you miss a few of the birht control pills and take one after you have intercourse?

Missed pill: You really shouldn't be having unprotected sex if you miss more then one pill per cycle. So, yes in the situation you described you can get pregnant. Probably time to use a condom back up. ...Read more

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How likely am I to get pregnant if I miss 1 birth control pill?

How likely am I to get pregnant if I miss 1 birth control pill?

Not Likely: If you take all the rest in that cycle on time and take the two following the day you miss it. Better to take the pill as close to the same time of the day as possible to make it the most effective, to answer the above question. :) ...Read more

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Started my bc on tue. Missed pill on wed. Didn't know realized today that I miss one. Took all other pills. What do I do now. Could I be pregnant.

Started my bc on tue. Missed pill on wed. Didn't know realized today that I miss one. Took all other pills. What do I do now. Could I be pregnant.

If you just started: The oral contraceptive - some require a month of use before they are fully protective. If that is not the case, the chance of being pregnant after missing one pill is low. Please take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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I took Lola for 4 days and miss pills can I get pregnant if I had sex after?

I took Lola for 4 days and miss pills can I get pregnant if I had sex after?

Yes: If you are not taking birth control pill as prescribed and are missing doses then it will not be effective. Use another form of birth control for backup. ...Read more

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If you are on the mini pill and you do the deed, then miss the next days pill could you poss still get pregnant?

If you are on the mini pill and you do the deed, then miss the next days pill could you poss still get pregnant?

Yes: Missing even one pill can result in unplanned pregnancy. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember it, even if it means taking two the next day. If you miss more than one pill, it's best to use an alternate method of birth control. ...Read more

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I never had any sexual transmitted desease but when I miss bc pills I don't get pregnant like ppl say U would if u miss, am I no fertile then?

I never had any sexual transmitted desease but when I miss bc pills I don't get pregnant like ppl say U would if u miss, am I no fertile then?

Hormones: Hormonal fluctuations and imbalance can occur for a number of reasons. If trying to get pregnant, but unsuccessful, see your doctor for evaluation. Missing doses of birth control also contributes to irregular cycles. A physician can order lab tests and an ultrasound for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative, how come it came out negative if they say the more pills u miss u can get pregnant, but I didn't?

I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative, how come it came out negative if they say the more pills u miss u can get pregnant, but I didn't?

What are your goals?: It sounds as though you were wanting to be pregnant. If so then there is no reason to be taking birth control. Missing pills makes pregnancy more likely than taking them correctly but still less likely than someone who is not on them at all. If you do not want to be pregnant consider changing birth control methods to something you do not have to do every day like an IUD ...Read more

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If I miss 2 pills of birth control can I get pregnant.

If I miss 2 pills of birth control can I get pregnant.

MIssing BCPs: Yes. Of course. If one misses their dose they are instructed to double up the next day. Please be smart about this. ...Read more

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Miss 3 pills in first week and had sex without pulling out Period ended 5 days ago what are the chances I could get pregnant?

Miss 3 pills in first week and had sex without pulling out Period ended 5 days ago what are the chances I could get pregnant?

Likely very low: If you have had your period than the chances of being pregnant are very low. You cannot be preg after having a period. But in the future you might need another form of birth control. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about and IUD or an implantable form of birth control. Both an IUD or an implantable work for over 3 or more years and you don't have to remember everyday to take a pill. ...Read more

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I still don't understand how ppl become pregnant from missing bc pills becuz when u miss them u get withdrawl bleeding and when u bleed ur not prego?

I still don't understand how ppl become pregnant from missing bc pills becuz when u miss them u get withdrawl bleeding and when u bleed ur not prego?

Time to go see Doc: Please. If you do not understand how the ovaries and ovulation work and have not taken the time to learn these things then none of our answers here will help you. You have been taught accurately that missing birth controls turns on your ovulation and you can become pregnancy. This is the best we can offer you: the truth. Now go learn and understand and see your doctor in person. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you miss your birth control pill couple of times a month how common is it to get pregnant?

Common: If you occasionally miss a pill just take two pills the next day and get back on track that way. If you find that you do this frequently or that you miss more than one day in a row then you should consider using an alternative form of birth control. The most common reason that a birth control pill fails is when it is not taken regularly. ...Read more

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How do ppl get pregnant by missing bc pills if when u miss them u have withdrawl bleeding and u are not pregnant?

How do ppl get pregnant by missing bc pills if when u miss them u have withdrawl bleeding and u are not pregnant?

Ovulation: As the hormone levels drop the ovary releases an egg. Ovulation occurs. Sperm, if they are there, impregnate an egg. This is widely known information and many pregnancies occur in this scenario. ...Read more

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I miss the 3 last active pills on my birthcontrol I forgot, I'm suppose to start my period this Thursday can I get pregnant?

I miss the 3 last active pills on my birthcontrol I forgot, I'm suppose to start my period this Thursday can I get pregnant?

Yes: You need to be using a condom or abstaining until re established on your next cycle. If you commonly forget the pill, I would use a condom all the time. ...Read more

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Is it easier to get pregnant on a low dose of birth control if you miss two pills rather than a higher dose? Having ejaculated inside.

Is it easier to get pregnant on a low dose of birth control if you miss two pills rather than a higher dose? Having ejaculated inside.

Low dose BCP's: Low dose birth control pills have less side effects due to lower hormone concentrations but have less effectiveness if not taken properly. You may want to follow up with your gyn if you have difficulty remembering pills. There are other forms of birth control that may be a better fit for you. ...Read more

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I'm on Apri. I didn't miss a pill but I had unprotected sex one week before my inactive pills. I had my withdrawal bleed as usual could I be pregnant?

I'm on Apri. I didn't miss a pill but I had unprotected sex one week before my inactive pills. I had my withdrawal bleed as usual could I be pregnant?

Birth control: Is 99.9% effective, so there is a very slight chance you can be pregnant, but the odds are in your favor, and since everything is going normally and you did not miss a pill it is improbable. If you want to be even safer, you can also use condoms as well as the Birth control, which also protect against STI's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I miss my last 3 pills on my birthcontrol package, so I started an Early period if I don't start my new package next week can I get pregnant? I'm trying to

I miss my last 3 pills on my birthcontrol package, so I started an Early period if I don't start my new package next week can I get pregnant? I'm trying to

BCPs: Yes your chances of pregnancy increase depending upon when you missed your pills during your cycle, the number of pills you missed in a row and if you had unprotected sex around the time of missing your pills. The highest risk is when you do not take your pills for more than 7 days either by delaying the start of them or by missing the pills during the first or third weeks of use. ...Read more

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During what week of active birth control pills are you more likely to get pregnant if you miss some? Week 1, 2 or 3?

During what week of active birth control pills are you more likely to get pregnant if you miss some? Week 1, 2 or 3?

Not how it works: Your ovaries are suppressed on pills so you don't ovulate. The ovaries are the same throughout the month. The risk of pregnancy from missing pills is the same on any day when you are on the pill. From your ovaries perspective there is not week 1, 2 or 3. There is only on the pill and off the pill. ...Read more

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If I took 2 BC pills in one day on accident. I am a day ahead and on placebo, could I be pregnant or miss my period.?

If I took 2 BC pills in one day on accident. I am a day ahead and on placebo, could I be pregnant or miss my period.?

You're ok: Your are most likely protected by the BC pills and it should not be an huge issue. Try to link your pill time with something you do routinely (brushing etc) so you make it a habit of taking it at the same time every day
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I take birth control every day and never miss a pill. When my boyfriend and I have sex we use the "pull out" method. Is it possible to get pregnant?

I take birth control every day and never miss a pill. When my boyfriend and I have sex we use the "pull out" method. Is it possible to get pregnant?

It is but. ..: The "pull out" method isn't particularly reliable, but oral contraception is quite effective. If you really are an "ideal" user - as in take it every day without fail - the failure rates are reported on the order of 0.3% (that's super effective). For "average" person - who does miss a dose here and there - the failure rates are reported in the range of 9% (still good but not great). ...Read more

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I missed a birth control pill Friday, took one Saturday, and miss another Sunday. I have been active during this time. What are chances of pregnancy?

I missed a birth control pill Friday, took one Saturday, and miss another Sunday. I have been active during this time. What are chances of pregnancy?

Pretty good: Unless you get yourself much better disciplined regarding your birthcontrol, the chances of pregnancy are excellent if you and your partner (s)are fertile and you have fairly frequent sex w/out condoms. STDs are also a good bet. This particular month, it depends on your ovulation date. If you miss a period - test - and see a Dr for a lot of info and a better method for you. Best! ...Read more

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How likely are you to get pregnant if you miss the first pill in new pack after period and have sex the same day you miss pill? Didn't take 2 next day

How likely are you to get pregnant if you miss the first pill in new pack after period and have sex the same day you miss pill? Didn't take 2 next day

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. Careful later condoms. ...Read more

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Bcp 3 mths, miss last pill of 1st wk this mth and bf cums in me on d20 of pill. Bleed/spot frm d11. I’m on my placebo pills tmr. Will I get pregnant?

Bcp 3 mths, miss last pill of 1st wk this mth and bf cums in me on d20 of pill. Bleed/spot frm d11. I’m on my placebo pills tmr. Will I get pregnant?

Not sure I: Understand. But if you have only missed one oral contraceptive pill over the last three months then chance of pregnancy is very low. If you miss your period would take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex and miss a birth control pill that night?

Could I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex and miss a birth control pill that night?

Yes, but unlikely: Yes, you theoretically, can get pregnant but it is unlikely, especially if you remembered to take your pill the next day as well as the pill scheduled for that day, after forgetting. ...Read more

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I always miss birth control pills and have unprotected sex and I never get pregnant so then why do ppl say if u miss pills you'll get pregnant for?

I always miss birth control pills and have unprotected sex and I never get pregnant so then why do ppl say if u miss pills you'll get pregnant for?

Missed pills: People say if you miss pills you'll get pregnant based on the assumption that the woman is fertile to begin with. If, for example, a woman's fallopian tubes a blocked from scarring after untreated chlamydia infection, but she does not know, she might take birth controll pills that she would not need to take to begin with. ...Read more