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Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2019
Question: Is it possible to be pregnant? i found out that my birth control expired a couple weeks ago. i had unprotected sex the day after my birth control expired. is it possible to get pregnant the day after your birth control expires ?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is a chance of pregnancy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

You should not rely on birth control pills if they have past the expiry date.

So, there is a chance of pregnancy.

Even though the chances are very low based on the fact that the intercourse was the day after the birth control expired.

I recommend to do a urine pregnancy test one week or two weeks after the intercourse.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Is it possible to be pregnant? i found out that

Brief Answer: There is a chance of pregnancy. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. You should not rely on birth control pills if they have past the expiry date. So, there is a chance of pregnancy. Even though the chances are very low based on the fact that the intercourse was the day after the birth control expired. I recommend to do a urine pregnancy test one week or two weeks after the intercourse. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.