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Am I pregnant or is it just from missing birth control?

Today is one month since I was suppose to start my period and I haven't. I'm on and have been on Ortho Tri Cyclen birth control for about three years. I missed two weeks of pills due to running out of them and couldn't get an appointment. I am back on them now but still no period. I've had unprotected sex, but my boyfriend pulled out onto my stomach before ejactulation. Can you please help me figure this out?
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replied January 6th, 2011
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If you miss taking 2 or more than 2 active pills or start with the birth control later than 3-5 days than the scheduled date, then you lno longer remain protected and any unprotected intercourse can lead to pregnancy.
Consider getting an examination and urine or blood HCG test done to confirm/rule out pregnancy. Pregnancy is a possibility even with pre-cum or pre-ejaculatory fluid (since it is known to contain sperms) if intercourse was in your probable ovulation time or time for egg release from ovary .
Take care.

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