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Is there still a chance I could be pregnant?

I have been on loestrin 30 contraceptive pill for years now, Its a 21 day combined pill and you have a 7 day break.

I have always had a withdrawal bleed during my 7 day break, which starts on day 2 or 3 of the break and lasts 3-5 days.

I finished my last pill packet 7 days ago, however the week before that i was on nightshift and got all muddled up with the days and ended up muddling up my pills.. I missed one, then a few days later took one a day late. I had unprotected sex with my partner roughly 12 days ago.

I have not had my break through bleed this week ... I am obviously due to start taking my pill again today. I have taken a home pregnancy test today which was negative. However I think it would be to early to tell.. wouldn't it?

Is it likely that I am pregnant or could it just have a missing bleed because ive messed about with my hormones... I will do another pregnancy test in a week or so to be sure but hopeing someone can tell me how likely it is that Im pregnant.
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replied August 8th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your periods/withdrawal bleeding could be delayed/missed due to hormonal changes caused by stress and changes in your lifestyle/sleep pattern etc. The effective protection from the birth control pills will not be present, and you can be at risk for pregnancy if you have messed up your regular birth control pill intake, or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills, or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours on 2 or more than 2 occasions. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding. 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. Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.



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