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I have missed six pills.. Can I be pregnant?

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Hi there, I have been taking Levlen ED for around 5 years, and have never had a problem. However this month, I have missed SIX pills. 2 right after my last period, 2 the next week and 2 this week. My partner and I have unprotected sex.For the last week and a bit I have had brown coloured discharge, pink/red when we have sex and yesterday by lower back has began to ache. Since I missed the pills I have taken all following each day, untill I miss the next two, always 2 days in a row. My period is due next week. Can I be pregnant? Thanks in advanced. Chloee

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replied October 13th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27643
Hello Chloee,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you miss taking 2 or more than 2 active birth control pills in your pill pack, you no longer remain protected and any unprotected intercourse can put you at risk for pregnancy. The symptoms of brown discharge, backpain could be early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist 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 gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Stop the birth control use if pregnancy is suspected or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.

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