Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Missed four days of birth control pills, had unprotected sex. What are the chances of pregnancy?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3397 Questions
i missed 4 days worth of the pill and had unprotected sex. what are the chances of pregnancy?
Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2012 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 7 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

I would like to know some more details in this regard,to understand the situation and help you better.

When was your last menstrual period ? The exact date of first day of bleeding ?
How regular are your cycles ?Duration ?
What is the name of the contraceptive pill you are on ?
When did you have unprotected intercourse ,The date ?

Waiting for your reply.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Missed four days of birth control pills, had unprotected sex. What are the chances of pregnancy? 9 minutes later
i started my period on the 19th. my cycles a pretty regular give or take a few days. i am on lo loestrin fe. I had unprotected sex this evening
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 13 minutes later

Thanks for the information.

Based on provided dates and history, I would consider the chances of pregnancy are least even after missing the pills.

The intercourse was in the non fertile period of your cycle.

Since it is 6th day the chances of ovulation are less but not nil.The sperms can live for two days in the female genital tract hence it would be safe for you to take emergency contraceptive pill within next 48 hours.This will prevent ovulation and reduce the chances much more.

Do not take the XXXXXXX lo loestrin fe XXXXXXX pills for this month and start a fresh course from the next cycle till then do follow any barrier contraceptive method preferably condoms.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor