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You should use a backup method (condoms only) for the next 2 weeks.

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Q: If you missed 3 pills before your period and then missed 2 days starting a new pack how long should you use a back-up method?
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Can you get pregnant if you missed the pill for 3 days?

Yes, you can. Be sure to use a backup method of contraception!


Why during the first cycle on the pill can you not get the withdrawal bleed on your pill break if you've never missed a pill and you use withdrawal as backup during sex?

The pill doesn't give you a withdrawal bleed. The only time the pill gives you a bleed is during your "off pill" days (7 days) when your period is expected. Using the withdrawal method as backup will NOT protect you from pregnancy. Withdrawal is NOT a backup method since you become pregnant from this method just as you do from full sex. You need to be using a backup method of protection in the form of condoms for the first 4-5 weeks of taking the pill. If you dont you run the risk of pregnancy.


What if you missed the pill and got your period?

If you missed the pill and got your period, continue taking the pill as scheduled. Consider using the morning after pill if you had sex in the last five days. Use a backup method until you've taken seven pills correctly.


You have been on Ortho Tricyclen for a few years and got breakthrough bleeding this month you missed two pills is that your period how long does it typically last?

If you missed tow pills and had breakthrough bleeding, resuming your pills should stop the bleeding. However, since you missed two pills you are not protected this month, so use a backup method of birth control.


What are the side effects of taking 6 birth control pills at once to catch up dosages missed?

Nausea. You can't catch up on six missed pills. Use a backup method until you've taken 7 pills correctly. If you have had sex in the last five days, take emergency contraception. If you prefer, discard this pack and start the next, but six missed pills really makes that cycle a wash.


I missed one pill the day before I start the non-active pills and I started my period Should I take the last missed pill anyway tonight before starting my four non actives or start non-actives now?

No you should wait and ask your doctor


What if you have missed your first pill of the month and never took it but took all the rest can you get pregnant if you had unprotected sex?

A backup method of birth control is suggested during the first month on the pill. The pill is 99.7%-99.9% effective if used perfectly! Effectiveness in the general population is only 97% due to missed pills etc. This means that 3 women in 100 wil get pregnant on the pill.


How long after missing 3 birth control pills can you ovulate?

You may ovulate straight away or you may not ovulate forseven days. You need to continue taking your pills as normal and you will also need to use a backup method of protection for seven days because you missed pills.


Can you test 2 weeks before missed period?

Home pregnancy tests are designed to be used AFTER your missed period. Using it 2 weeks before a missed period could skew the results.


What does six days before your missed period mean?

It means that if your period is supposed to start on Saturday, 6 days before your missed period would be the Tuesday before.


Do you get signs of pregnancy before your missed period?

Well you could! Some people may get nauseated before the missed period! It all depends!!!


Can you have pregnancy symptoms before missed period?

absolutly, women have symptoms within days of conception even way before their missed period


How accurate are early detection pregnancy tests?

4 days before your missed period= 53% accurate 3 days before your missed period= 74% 2 days before your missed period= 84% 1 day before your missed period = 87% The day of you expected period = 99%


If you missed the last pill in your pack and start taking the next pack 1 day early how long should you use additional protection?

You are right to start the new pack a day early. As long as you haven't gone more than seven days for your placebo week, no backup method is needed.


Whats the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant?

I found out 6 days before my missed period with a 5 day sooner pregnancy test. I would wait atleast until the 6th or 5th day before your missed period. Or with a normal test they day before or of your missed period. :)


If you missed three to four pills in a 28 day cycle of BC but they were not in a row what are the chances that you will become pregnant if you have unprotected sex?

THE CHANCES ARE VERY GOOD. USUALLY IF YOU MISS 2 OR MORE BC PILLS YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO THROW OUT THE BACK AND START A NEW ONE AND USE A BACKUP METHOD LIKE A CONDOM FOR A WEEK.


How long do it have to be to tell if im pregnant or not?

A little before your missed period and obviously after your missed period also.


Do the pregnancy tests that you can take 5 days before your missed period work?

Not always. I would wait until you have actually missed your period before you take a test


Is seven days before a missed period to soon to take a pregnancy test?

Taking a pregnancy test seven days before a missed period won't be accurate.


Could you become pregnant the day after missed period?

If you have missed your period and are pregnant, you most likely got pregnant around 14 days before your missed period.


How many missed pills before l you get your period?

usually 1 week worth of pills that are missed..i know i am on them


How long does it take before you know if you are pregnant?

WELL I KNOW THAT WHEN ME AND MY FIANCE WHERE TRYING TO GET PREGANT IT WAS 5 DAYS BEFORE MY MISSED PERIOD SO USALLY UP TO FIVE WEEKS BEFORE UR MISSED PERIOD OR AFTER UR MISSED PERIOD BC IT TAKED AWHILE FOR THE SPERM TO START DEVELOPING THE EMPRO


What is the earliest time before a missed period can someone know if they are pregnant?

There is only one test that I know of that can detect the pregnancy hormone five days before your missed period.


Do you wait until the next week after already skipping one week to put a new patch on?

If you missed a week of the patch, put on a new one as soon as you remember. Use a backup method until you've used the patch correctly for seven days. Consider emergency contraception if you've had sex in the last five days.


What do you do if you missed four days of birth control pills?

use backup protection. Even if you take 4 days worth in 1 day, you can still get pregnant.