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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am on the birth control pill and I always take it regularly and have had no problems. On Sunday night I had intercorse and I forgot to take my pill Monday. I remembered and took it at about 3 tuesday morning. I then took my Tuesday pill at around 2. I was wanting to know if I could get pregnant from this and if there is anything I can do?
Doctor :   hi
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give me 2 minutes to read
User :   hello doctor, how are you this evening
User :   no problem
Doctor :   yes i am fine
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how about u?
User :   a little worried lol
Doctor :  
if u miss a pill a day u dont have to take two pills the next day
Doctor :   dont worry
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its fine
Doctor :  
chances of u getting pregnant are very very low
User :   ok that's a relief
User :   so you do not think i should go get the plan b or anything
Doctor :  
then are ur periods regular?
User :   yes
User :   i actually just got off my last cycle friday
Doctor :  
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then u are on safe period too
Doctor :  
so nothing to worry
Doctor :  
Missing just one combined pill anywhere in the packet is not a problem as long as you can tick off the following: you took the last packet correctly; this is the only pill in this packet that you have missed; and you take the rest of this packet correctly. If you only miss one pill your contraception will still be working.
User :   ok thank you very much
Doctor :   1 pill missed: Take it as soon as you remember and take your next pill at your usual time. This may mean taking two pills in one day.
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :  
but even if u dont take two tabs next day also no problem
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User : that was my only concern and question
Doctor :   Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.

Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.

User :   yes i will follow your instructions
User :   and yes i will fill out the feedback form
User :   thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   welcome
User :   you have been very helpful
Doctor :   thanks
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bye take care
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have a great day
User :   thank you too and happy holidays
Doctor :  
and merry christmas in advance
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
User :   goodbye
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