Might you get pregnant while missing pills and breakthrough bleeding?

Yes. If birth control pills are missed, pregnancy protection is not available. Break through bleeding is usually from the drop in hormones when birth control pills are missed.

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Can I get pregnant while taking the combined pill if breakthrough bleeding is occuring?

Still works. Breakthrough bleeding occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. . Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. The pill is still effective. Read more...

Had breakthrough bleeding, can I still get pregnant? Missed last 3 pills in 3rd wk. Had unprotected sex during placebo wk. Waited a wk to restart pills

Oral contraceptives. Anytime you do not take oral contraceptives according to directions you are at risk to get pregnant. Read more...
Yes. Having unprotected sex and not taking oral contraceptives correctly can lead to pregnancy. Read more...
Pregnancy. If you are healthy and have sex without optimal protection you are always at risk of becoming pregnant. Sex during different times in cycle may alter the risk but why wonder? Do a pregnancy test. They are very sensitive and turn positive extremely early in pregnancy. If you still wonder, repeat in one-two weeks and your answer will be as sure as is possible without going to see MD. Read more...

If I am on the pill & had breakthrough bleeding, is it likely that I may be pregnant if I don't get my period during the sugar pills?

Not very likely. When a woman is on bcp and has break through bleeding, sometimes she won't bleed when she's on the sugar pills. Often break through bleeding can be caused by taking the pills late or missing one or two. The first time this happens - not bleeding on the sugar pills - i recommend a woman check a pregnancy test just to make sure. Read more...