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Pregnant from missing only one pill ?

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I am on lo-ogestrel, I've been on this for about a year and a half. Saturday night, I missed the 13th pill in my pack. That same night, I had unprotected sex (w/ my bf) and he came inside me. I didn't even realize that I missed my pill till Sunday night, at which time, I did not double up. I only took one pill cause my pills make me feel very ill. So, I went from Friday night to Sunday night (24+ hours) without taking anything. My pill is such a low dose pill to begin with and I'm started to become a little freaked out. Could I really be pregnant from missing just one pill?!? Need some help and advice please! Thanks!
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replied June 11th, 2010
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Sommer, Yes it is possible, but is not very likely.

The only thing you can do now is wait it out and take a pregnancy test should you not get your monthly withdrawal bleed by the time you get to the next pack.

Best of luck!
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replied June 13th, 2010
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Sommer, it is not extremely likely, but it IS possible.
I suggest you wait and see if your period is late, and if it doesn't arrive on time, then take a test. In the meantime, you will need to use a condom or barrier method if you have sex during the next seven days and continue taking your pill as normal.

If you ever forget again, then remember there is always emergency contraception in the form of the emergency "morning after" pill and the IUD they for reasons like this, in case people forget.

Good luck and try not to worry too much just yet. It's also perfectly possible that you aren't pregnant.
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