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Oral contraceptive pills and chances of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
User :   we are using "Ovarl" tablet
User :   for family planning.
Doctor :   ok
User :   we have consulted one of the doctors and who suggested this pill to be taken by my wife
Doctor :   ok
User :   As per the doctors suggestion,
User :   she must have to take the pill on 5th day of her MC
User :   She was following the doctors directions regularly
User :   But unfortunatelly in the last day
User :   she forgot to take the pill
Doctor :   ok, so which was the day of the cycle ?
User :   she is calculating that
Doctor :   since the pills in the packet are in series, you should easily know , how many pills are left
Doctor :   was this a 21 tablet pack ?
User :   yep
User :   nop
User :   sorry
User :   the set has 21 pills in it.
Doctor :   21 or 28 tablet pack ?
User :   it was her 17th day
User :   (start from the Day of her MC)
User :   21 pack
Doctor :   you mean 17th day of the cycle ?
Doctor :   OK
User :   yep
Doctor :   HOW many days has she missed ?
User :   just a single day
User :   and we havent had any intercourse on that day
Doctor :   in that case, she can take the missed pill, as soon as she remembers
User :   she has done that
User :   Let me explain the detailed story
Doctor :   and then continue with the other pills as usual ,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   She took the tablet regularly till last Friday
User :   But she missed to take the tablet on Saturday
User :   She got reminded on the missed tablet on Sunday
User :   and she took the missed tablet on Sunday morning at around 9.30am
Doctor :   ok
User :   and she took one more pill in the Sunday night (9.00pm) after the lunch
Doctor :   that is good
User :   question is: User :   any chance of pregrency???
Doctor :   You need not worry about pregnancy , anyway ,
Doctor :   there are no chance of pregnancy here as she has not missed the tablet for 2-4 days , and has taken the tablet within 24 hrs
Doctor :   was she taking the tablet every night ?
Doctor :   or early morning ?
User :   every night
Doctor :   so she has taken the tablet within 12 hrs of missing it
Doctor :   hence there is no need to worry
Doctor :   there is no chance of pregnancy in this case
User :   Do you mean that, the pill is been taken within 36hrs ??
User :   and hence we got saved?
Doctor :   no, she took the pill within 12 hrs of missing it
Doctor :   she is safe
Doctor :   there is no chance of pregnancy
User :   Great...
User :   One more clarification needed
Doctor :   the duration is calculated from the time, the dose has been missed
Doctor :   sure ,
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   what is the maximum time one can offord to miss?
User :   (by mistake)
Doctor :   you should not miss the tablets for 2-3 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   and if you have missed in such a situation, taking a I pill or unwanted 72 , within 72 hrs after a unprotected intercourse will prevent any possible pregnancy
User :   ok....
User :   one scenario: User :   Think that, she has taken pills till the 17th day
Doctor :   ok
User :   and she is yet to take 5 more pills to complete the course
User :   and at this time she misses the pills
User :   for continuously 2 days
User :   that means on 19th day, she realised that, she missed...
User :   But if she doesnot indulge with any of the sex activities from 17th day to her next MC period
User :   would that be considered as Safe time??
Doctor :   let me tell you, a few facts , the safe period during the MC to have sex to avoid preganncy is day 1 to day 10 and then day 18 to day 28 .
Doctor :   sex during day 11 to day 15 can cause pregnancy
Doctor :   but this is in women not on contraceptives
Doctor :   when taking pills like ovral , there is no ovulation in the ovaries
Doctor :   hence there is no chance of pregnancy at all
Doctor :   ovulation occurs on day 14 of the MC
Doctor :   and if u have not missed the tablet , until day 17, then it is very likely that she has not ovulated at all
Doctor :   hence she does not have the chance to get pregnant
Doctor :   i hope u have understood this
User :   Yep....
User :   really a great information...
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   You tooo have a great day ahead
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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