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Effect of missed dosage of the pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   birth control question: if i took all my active pills this month until this past saturday and missed my last pill of my third week and sunday night had sex and also missed my first nonactive pill..what should i do? and should i be worried?
User :   ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxxx
Doctor :   I am sorry
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   hello alright no problem
Doctor :   Do you mean the last active pill is missed?
User :   yes and the first nonactice
Doctor :   21st one
User :   active*
User :   yes 21st
Doctor :   So two days continously you forgot them
User :   well the 21st pill and the 22nd pill being the first nonactive pill
Doctor :   yes I understood
Doctor :   So did you take the missed pill now?
Doctor :   You can take it and continue with the non active pills
User :   i took the 21st pill this morning
Doctor :   Ok you are delayed by 48 hours
User :   yea i know..
Doctor :   Since how long you are taking the pills?
User :   i have been on birth control for about 3 years
Doctor :   Ok, you are still protected
Doctor :   You should not worry
User :   thank god thank you so much...what should i do with the non active pills?
Doctor :   You continue them as it is
User :   take the second one tonight and the other 2 tommarrow, like double up?
Doctor :   You will have one non active pill left
User : just keep taking one a day
Doctor :   You can take the one left tonight
Doctor :   and from tomorrow as usual
User :   and then i will still have one left over correct?
Doctor :   Yes, trash it
User :   alright thank you so much i really appreciate it
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