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amare my periods just messed up due to missing pills?

I've been taking birth control for about 8-12 months now. My birth control has 24 blue pills, two white (still contain hormones), and two brown placebo pills. On a Friday and Saturday I forgot to take two pills. I took the last two pills of the pack I forgot to take Sunday morning, a white pill Sunday night, a white pill on Monday, then started a new pack on Tuesday taking it regularly at the same time every day. Two weeks later I had unprotected sex. It's been a week since then and I've had not had any noticeable spotting. My birth control says that if you miss any pills in the third or fourth week to throw out the rest and start a new pack and to use another form of protection for the next seven days. For the first 6 months of taking this birth control I did not have any periods (I am very lightweight). Could I be pregnant or amare my periods just messed up due to the missing pills last month?
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replied December 26th, 2015
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If you have been irregular in taking your birth control pills , then the efficacy of the pill would be reduced and the risk of pregnancy would be higher.

In addition, due to the irregular pattern of taking the pills, you will have irregularity of menstrual bleeding. This will cause confusion.

In such cases, if you think, you might be pregnant, then it would be recommended to do a urine pregnancy test, to clear your doubts.


Please note that urine pregnancy tests are recommended to be done at least 1 day after the missed period. A repeat test after 1 week of the missed period, can be considered definitive for a positive pregnancy test.

Performing the tests much before this time, due to suspected symptoms of pregnancy would be useless.

If your pregnancy tests are negative repeatedly, then you may have missed your period due to hormonal changes. You may have your next period in due time.

If you have any doubts or concerns, it would be recommended to consult your doctor or a OB-GYN for proper advice.
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