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I missed pills for 3 days Is there any risk for pregnancy?

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Hi,

i started my pills on the date of my period Feb 12, 2012. I missed pills for 3 days(Feb 23-26)and continue taking it on 27th onwards.i had an unprotected sex March 1,2012. Is there any risk for pregnancy?

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replied March 12th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A32698
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Since most of the hormonal birth control pills start giving you effective protection after about 2-3 weeks of regular use, if this was your first pill pack use and if you were sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy are possible. The birth control pills will also fail to give you effective protection and you can be at risk for pregnancy if you have messed up taking your regular birth control pill intake or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 pills or if you have taken them late by more than 2-3 hours on 2 or more than 2 occasions (you should take the pills at scheduled time daily, not more than 2 hours late). Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest 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 doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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