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Question: missed a pill, late period. Should i be worried?


 scampsen - Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:54 pm

I started BC in april and have had some irregularities with my period since then, but nothing i am told that is not unusual. Last tuesday i missed my first pill and had sex the next morning(unprotected). I soon realized i had forgotten my pill and took it that morning. (i usually take them at 10:30 in the evening, i was appx. 12 hours late) I have taken all subsequent pills at the normal time including wednesday night. This week i should have started spotting monday or tuesday and am still showing no signs of a period. I have recently married, moved across the country and am looking for a job, is the stress getting to me, or should i consider a pregancy test?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 pm

User avatar Hello,
Chances of pregnancy resulting from one late pill are quite slim but there is about a 1% failure rate so of course it is possible. There are other reasons for a delayed period besides pregnancy, such as stress. You could take a pregnancy test if you want to be sure. These are effective a couple of days after the missed period.

Best wishes.

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