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Had stopped using birth control for three weeks. How long will the pill be effective?

I have a question and I am particularly worried. I have been off my birth control for about 3 weeks and had my last cycle about a week to two weeks ago I started up my pill 2 days ago and doubled up the dosage on the second day ( being yesterday ) and today, because i had intercorse with my boyfriend. My worry now is could my chances of becoming preganant be greater due to the fact i had been off my birth control for three weeks started it back up after three weeks and doubled my dosage as a means of emergency protection from getting pregnant. I had done some research and the results where that it takes 7 days for the pill to be effective now i m worried i could get pregnant. Other sources told me that I would have to be off the birth control for a month. please help any answers would be deeply appreciated.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

Yes, there are some variations as to how long the pill is effective after you stop taking it, but the popular answer is 7 days.
Whether or not you're pregnant depends on whether or not you were ovulating at the time when you had intercourse. Also did you use a condom?
I recommend you take a home pregnancy test in around 5-6 days, that should give you your answer.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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