Hi there, I am currently on my first month of Alesse. The doctor said that it only take 7 days for it to fully work. I'm currently on my last week of active pills and realized that I missed two whole days of pills. I made sure that I took one pill every single day at approximately the same time, but one day, I decided to count my pills and I had 7 left when I should've only had 5. I have absolutely no idea which days I missed those two pills and I didn't do anything to make up for them. I just waited for the next day to take my next pill. I've only had unprotected sex once so far during the month and I still have 5 more active pills left.
Are my chances of pregnancy high? And should I take 3 pills in one day to make up for those missed pills?
Also, another question: Will I still be protected during the inactive pills week?
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There will be no use of taking the missing pills at this point of time. You should have had taken them when you had actually missed them (following the missed pill protocol). Continue to take the pills as instructed (taking 1 pill a day) until you finish with the pill pack. If you have had intercourse after missing the pills (after missing 2 or more than 2 active pills), then you are at risk for pregnancy (as protection will not last if you have missed 2 or more than 2 active pills). The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. If you suspect to be pregnant, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Visit your gynecologist for further evaluation assistance if you miss your periods or if you suspect pregnancy. Start the next pack of pills if pregnancy gets ruled out.
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