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Greetings,


I have been on birth control for 2 years now and this is the first time I have experienced delayed in my menstrual cycle. I might have missed 1 active pill very early in the pack (1 in the first row) but as soon as I remembered it, I took it right away. I have been pretty much on time with the pills. Lately, I have been stressed out at work and from school, so could that have contributed to my delayed menstrual period? I went to the Women's Health Center 2 days after missing my period for a pregnancy test and it was tested negative. Should I come back and re-test it again to confirm? I also consulted with a pharmacist about continuation with the pills, and he told me to continue. He mentioned that it should not be a problem since I only missed one active pill. Please advise.


Thank you kindly.


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replied May 4th, 2009
Birth Control Answer A6515


According to the data you provided, the possibility of you being pregnant is probably very small. It is more likely that you missed your menstrual period due to a hormonal imbalance caused by the birth control pills, which is not uncommon.


You might just want to wait for the next menstrual period; if you miss that one, too, then you might visit your gynecologist for further examinations.


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