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dollie0783
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About a month ago, my boyfriend and I had sex. He used a condom and pulled out. I am on birth control pills. My period was never regular before the pills and when I started taking them it evened out mostly. The problem is now my period is late even though I am still taking them. Why am I late if I am on pills? Is there any chance I could be pregnant?
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Heather
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How long have you been taking the birth control pills for now, and for as long as you have, when do you find during each pill pack your withdrawal bleed usually happens?

Based on that, how "late" is late? A day? A few days? More than a week?

Have you also been taking your pills properly in the last cycle?

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dollie0783
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I have been on the pills for almost a year. I usually have my period the week before my empty pills. I am now taking my empty pills, and I know I am not technically supposed to have my period until this week but it comes mostly before the non hormonal pills. However, last cycle it came during the empty week of pills. Also, I always take my pills correctly except for when I was travelling one week two months ago in a different time zone, I wasn't sure when I was supposed to take them.
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So, you usually get your withdrawal bleed in the active pills, a week before the placebo pills?

And where are you in this pack now?

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dollie0783
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yes, but last cycle it was during the placebo pills. In the current pack, I am on the 3rd day of the placebo pills.
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Heather
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Okay, so I'd not say you're late yet.

Anytime we have the kind of sex that can create a pregnancy, there are pregnancy risks. However, if we use contraception, that reduces those risks. You used three different methods, and from the sounds of it, properly, so your risk is as close to zero as it gets.

It sounds to me like it might just have taken your body a long time to sync up with your pill, and like you're finally getting there. In other words, like this is as it ideally should be, and nothing to worry about.

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