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I haven;t had any cramps or gas or anything at all!

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Been on Ortho Evra for about a year, my change day is Friday. I got my period for my week off (I spotted for patch#3(I usually never spot!) and got my period for my week off) and then I forgot to put my patch on for my new months cycle. I was suppose to put it on on friday and didn't put it on till wednesday(mar 16). I know that I'm suppose to change my "change patch day" to the wednesday but I 've been on it for so long that I wanted to keep it fridays. I put a new patch on on friday(mar 18th) and kept that on for a week then took it off on Mar 25. When I went to put on Patch #3 I never had any left. I dont remember using three patches but I didnt have one left so maybe I did. Anyways, this month is completely messed up.I usually get my period on the monday/ tuesday on my patch off week, with excruciating cramps. Its monday today and I haven;t had any cramps or gas or anything at all.After this messed up month, are my chances of getting pregnant increased?I have intercourse regularly

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replied March 28th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A21361
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If you have put in the patch within 1 week’s time of the scheduled date, then it will continue to give you protection against pregnancy. The current symptoms could be due to putting in the patch earlier. Consider visiting your gynecologist and report your symptoms. If there is hormonal disturbance, it will take some time to settle down. If the symptoms are due to pregnancy, it can be confirmed/ruled out by getting a blood HCG test done. If you had been sexually active during the time of not being on the patch (the time when you took it off to adjust your ‘start date’), then chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out.
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