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Is delay in menstrual bleeding after missing a dose of birth control pill normal?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Last week I missed a BC pill.I didnt realise I had missed it until yesterday.essentially i skipped an active pill without catching up.How high is risk of pregn?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Little chance of pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Missing a single pill has a very little chance of pregnancy.
So, you should wait for the periods.
If delayed, then get a urine pregnancy test done to confirm the diagnosis.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma 55 minutes later
I understand that missing a single pill has little chance of pregnancy but is the same so if you miss it entirely without making it up the following day. Because essentially i missed a full day and then juat carried on as usual the following day
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Depends upon the time of cycle

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
If one do not take the missed pill next day in the first 14 days of the cycle, then the chances of pregnancy are there as ovulation can occur.
If the pill is missed in second half of the cycles, then there are almost nil chances of pregnancy.
It depends upon the time of the cycle.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
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