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A period missed after unprotected sex, despite various forms of birth control pills

Patient: Re: late period. i’ve been on the birth control pill for years, but at the beginning of this cycle, i forgot to take it for a few days. i started it over again. during my sugar pill week, i had unprotected sex right before i normally would have started my period. i took the emergency contraception pill within 36 hours. i am about to start a new cycle of regular pills, but my period still hasn’t come. could i be pregnant? what else could it be?

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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