Missed pill, is pregnancy possible?

Patient

Q: I am on the pill and am in the third week. I missed one pill on during the second week. I had unprotected sex three days later. I got my period that night. Can I be pregnant?

Doctor

A:   Since you have missed just one pill, the chances of becoming pregnant are minimal. However, if you miss your period after this cycle of birth control pills then you may do a home pregnancy test. I hope this helps, take care.

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