Could I be pregnant?


Q: I'm afraid I might be pregnant. I missed the second last active pill of my birth control and got my period on the day of when i took the last active pill in the pack, I got my period a few days early. 3 days later (today) I had unprotected sex, I'm still on my period. He pulled out but even though I'm still bleeding from my period is there a chance I could get pregnant from this? Should I take a plan b pill?

Symptoms:  Bleeding

A:   Birth control pills protect your from unwanted pregnancies only when taken in recommended cycles. It is unlikely to get pregnant during the bleeding, but the cause of the bleeding needs to be ascertained first. In irregular pill use, pregnancy may occur without warning, and sometimes pregnancy may also result in vaginal bleeding, if a miscarriage is inevitable. Please consult your family physician for evaluation.

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon