Missed one contraceptive pill? Any risk of pregnancy?
Patient :Dear Doctors,
This's my first time taking Microgynon 30. I started taking on day 6 of my period (2 Feb), however, I forgot to take the pill on 5 Feb. At that time, I didn't know that I have to take one more pill as soon as possible I found out I missed one pill. I took the pills again on 6 Feb onwards without missing any day.
On 13 Feb morning, I had sex with my boyfriend without any additional contraceptive measures such as condoms, just wondering if there's any risks of pregnancy??
(Is that true "if I start taking this pill at any other time in your cycle, I will be protected from pregnancy only after the first seven days of pill taking."?)
Since I missed a pill on 5 Feb, so what should I do now? Should I continue taking the pills till 22 Feb (assuming day 1 of pill taking is 2 Feb) OR should I continue taking the pills till 26 Feb (assuming day 1 of the pill taking is 6 Feb)?
Which is safer and better for me, given that the precondition is to protect myself from pregnancy?
Thank you so much!
Thanks for the query.
The period between the missed pill 5th Feb and day of intercourse, 13th Feb, 7 days of pill intake have been completed , but as you had started late in cycle from 2nd Feb, there are chances that ovulation may have occurred.
Hence, it is best that you should get a serum beta HCG test done to rule out pregnancy after 7 days of intercourse. If the test is negative then you can continue the pack till 22nd Feb and then wait for withdrawal bleeding.
Hope this helps.
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