I have been on Loestrin 24 for almost 2 years. These last 2 months I have forgotten a few pills, but always remembered after a few days. This months I missed my period altogether and after reading the information I decided to get off the pill aftr the missed period. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Should I wait to get on the birth control and retake the test in a fewdays or should I start taking the pill again?
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If you have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active birth control pills, the efficacy gets reduced and you can be at risk of pregnancy (if you are sexually active without protection). If you suspect chances of pregnancy, repeat pregnancy test, and do not start with birth control pill. 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). 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.
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