I am on the pill and I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last night during my 7 day break. I am due to start back on my pill again tomorrow. Is there a chance I could get pregnant?? Should I start my pill early instead of waiting until tomorrow or should I take the morning after pill???
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If you had been regular with taking your birth control pills at scheduled time daily, (and if this is not your first pill pack use, or if this was your first pill use and you have not been sexually active without protection during first 2-3 weeks of getting started on the pill pack), you should have the protection. There is no need to take emergency contraception if you had been regular with taking your birth control pills at scheduled time daily, and if this was not your first pill pack use. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. You can consider getting started on the next scheduled pill pack as usual if chances of pregnancy are ruled out. If you notice abnormal bleeding or appearance of new symptoms, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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