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Question: forgot a pill not sure when


 scooby6zz - Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:53 pm

I am a 28 year old female

I have been taking Ortho Tricyclen's generic version Sprintec for over a year. During this pill pack i had some spotting which worried me on the second week of the 28 day pack. I thought I had not missed any pills so I figured I was okay.

However on Saturday when I was due to take my last active blue pill I realized that I had missed a pill some time during the cycle. I am not sure when though. So I just took the extra pill on that Saturday which meant two pills.

Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex during this time and he always withdraws before ejaculation. Do I have anything to worry about in regards to pregancy.

Furthmore we are going on vacation so I started my next active pack after the end of this one in order to skip my period. Should I use extra forms or barrier protection at this point since I missed that one pill. Some sites say you must wait seven days to catch up? I am also going to take a pregnancy test this Monday which would be one day before a possible missed periods is this ok? Thank you for your help!

Sharon
 scooby6zz - Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:16 pm

scooby6zz wrote:I am a 28 year old female

I have been taking Ortho Tricyclen's generic version Sprintec for over a year. During this pill pack I had some spotting which worried me on the second week of the 28 day pack. I thought I had not missed any pills so I figured I was okay.

However on Saturday when I was due to take my last active blue pill I realized that I had missed a pill some time during the cycle. I am not sure when though. So I just took the extra pill on that Saturday which meant two pills.

Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex during this time and he always withdraws before ejaculation. Do I have anything to worry about in regards to pregancy.

Furthmore we are going on vacation so I started my next active pack after the end of this one in order to skip my period. Should I use extra forms or barrier protection at this point since I missed that one pill. Some sites say you must wait seven days to catch up? I am also going to take a pregnancy test this Monday which would be one day before a possible missed periods is this ok? Thank you for your help!

Sharon

 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:39 am

User avatar It sounds like you are into your next "month" far enough that any risk from the missed pill has already passed. The concern with missed pills is the possibility you might ovulate. A single missed pill does not pose a huge risk of this happening anyway so using an additional method is not considered necessary unless you miss two or more. Adding withdrawal to the equation would reduce the risk even further. So, continue this pack as planned unless you do find pregnancy testing to be positive - most likely the test will give you peace of mind.
 scooby6zz - Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:13 am

Thanks for your help!

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