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using saheli as a contraceptive and missed it for one week

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A lady is using saheli as a contraceptive from last three months and if she missed it for one week so what she should do. If she can cotinue from next week or she should wait till next period.

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replied January 31st, 2012
Birth Control Answer A30987
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You will be at risk for pregnancy, if you have not been regular with taking your birth control pills at scheduled time daily (have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours late for 2 or more than 2 occasions), and especially if you have remained sexually active without additional protection (you will not have the effective protection from your birth control pill use). Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding which should occur within 5-7 days of taking the last pill. Do not start with your next birth control pill pack if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, visit your doctor/gynecologist 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. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet.
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