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Question: On the Pill, But Missed Period This Month


 mcr19fan - Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:02 am

Hi, I was recently switched to the generic from Yasmin in late September or early October. Everything has been okay with the switch, but I just missed my period that I was supposed to have last week. I haven't had sex since the second week in November and I got my period two weeks later. I remember missing two pills this past month but I followed procedure and took 2 for the two next days and I'm continuing on with my pills currently. I'm really worried that I'm pregnant but I'm not quite sure how that came to be if I already had my normal period. Is it possible that due to stress, since I just had two weeks of finals, I missed it but am not pregnant?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:52 pm

User avatar Hello
It is not unusual for your periods to be minimized on this oral contraceptive. I would not worry about it but whenever you are in doubt, take a pregnancy test since there are some cases where, even with consistent use, women get pregnant while on the pill.

Since you did have a period after having sex, it is very unlikely you are pregnant now. Try not to worry. Hormones as well as stress can affect your periods.

Best wishes.

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