I am on the birth control pill Tri-Previfem, generic for Tri-Sprintec. Of course after the first six months of using it I went to the doctor for my check up for the pill. I had just finished the last month of my refills, and it had been about a week or so since I had finished it when I went to the doctor. And, I'm not sure if this was failed on my part, but I took the pill the first Sunday that I had them, after my period. But I missed that Sunday and had to take them that Monday night. Now I'm getting to the date where I am supposed to get my period, and I am still on week two of my pill. What effect is going to have on my period, if any? And is this okay? I am sexually active, but I always use a condom. Now. What do I need to do? Should I quit taking this packet until I get my period and start it again after I get it? I need help!
Additional: I'm pretty sure that my periods have become used to the help of the hormones in the pill to help my period.
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If you have had longer gap (more 7 days) between stopping with the birth control pill use and re-starting a new pill pack, it would be like a fresh start with the effective protection getting started after 2-3 weeks of regular use of the pills. If you had been sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy are possible. Wait and watch for your periods that should start during your pill free period or placebo pills. Count the longest menstrual cycle length to arrive at your expected period date. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Stop the birth control pill use if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
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