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Missed 4 days of birth control

Patient: I ran out of my birth control pill and couldn’t get another pack right away so I started taking the new month 4 days late. Is there an increased risk of pregnancy this month?

 

 

Symptoms: N/a

 

 

Doctor: Hello,If you have delayed taking the pills by 4 days, then before the pill takes its effect. It is important that for at least 2 weeks you follow an additional contraception method in form of barrier contraception in case you are sexually active to prevent any chances of pregnancy in these 2 weeks during the cycle.I hope I have answered your query in detail,wishing you good health,regards

 


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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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