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Old 08-07-2005, 10:35 PM   #1
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i need advice.. could i be pregnant?

i am on Alesse and up until last week i took it religiously at 4pm every day... the latest i'd ever been taken it was an hour late accidently a few months ago.. i've never been bad about taking the pill on time... until last week when i was on vacation- monday through friday. i took the pill very late in the day, between 3 and 8 hours late (though i never went a day without taking the pill). that was the 2nd week of my pack. i understand that the worst pills to miss are the first week. throughout my vacation i had spotty bleeding (this has never happened, i assumed it was from taking pills at random times). saturday i took the pill at 4 pm again, after taking it at 7pm on friday. saturday night i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend whom i hadn't seen in a week. it seems like immediately after that my spotty bleeding stopped and now i am worried that my week of not taking the pill on time may have allowed ovulation. next monday should be the start of my period. i am so nervous that i could be pregnant that i cant wait for a missed period. but will i have a period, since i had spotty bleeding last week? i am so confused... i should have been better about taking my pills on time but i was on the beach until the evening. what are the odds that i could be pregnant? and when can i take a pregnancy test (and have it be accurate?)

 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: i need advice.. could i be pregnant?

You can miss up to 12 hours and STILL be protected.. so if you took it a few times 2-3-4 hours later then normal you're still protected and should be fine.

 
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: i need advice.. could i be pregnant?

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Originally Posted by starrynight808
i am on Alesse and up until last week i took it religiously at 4pm every day... the latest i'd ever been taken it was an hour late accidently a few months ago.. i've never been bad about taking the pill on time... until last week when i was on vacation- monday through friday. i took the pill very late in the day, between 3 and 8 hours late (though i never went a day without taking the pill). that was the 2nd week of my pack. i understand that the worst pills to miss are the first week. throughout my vacation i had spotty bleeding (this has never happened, i assumed it was from taking pills at random times). saturday i took the pill at 4 pm again, after taking it at 7pm on friday. saturday night i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend whom i hadn't seen in a week. it seems like immediately after that my spotty bleeding stopped and now i am worried that my week of not taking the pill on time may have allowed ovulation. next monday should be the start of my period. i am so nervous that i could be pregnant that i cant wait for a missed period. but will i have a period, since i had spotty bleeding last week? i am so confused... i should have been better about taking my pills on time but i was on the beach until the evening. what are the odds that i could be pregnant? and when can i take a pregnancy test (and have it be accurate?)

The the packet of information that came with your pills. It should tell you what is considered a "missed pill" or a "late pill" and what to do in each situation. Some pills consider more than a few hours a "missed pill" and a back-up method is required.

I seriously doubt that you're pregnant, however do read your package insert.

 
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