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I missed 3 or 4 days worth of pills, and tried to catch up

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I am 25 years old, a mother of 3. I've been on Ortho tri-cyclen for 6 months and a few weeks ago I missed 3 or 4 days worth of pills, and tried to play catch up and I have had 3 periods in about 1 months time. The 1st was before I missed pills. The bleeding is pretty normal but I am concerned. Did a PT about a week ago it was negative. Is it just because I missed too many pills? The last two periods were 1 week apart!

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replied August 11th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A25922
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If you miss taking your birth control pills (2 or more than 2 active pills), you no longer remain protected. If you have unprotected intercourse after you miss taking pills, you can be at risk for pregnancy. Since the pills contain hormones, missing them can also result in disruption of the normal hormonal and period pattern (which your body has got used to) resulting in abnormal bleeding. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms, and go ahead with getting a blood/serum HCG level estimation done to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately (as sometimes urine pregnancy test kits can show false negative results).
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