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Member # 97316
posted 10-08-2012 11:30 AM
Hi, i have one question and i am wondering if you guys could help me. I recently started having sex with my girlfriend and on one ocation the condom came off. But i dont know how much time happened before i realized, but i didn't come, there was only precum. This happend on September 23, and the menstruation is due to come between October 12 or 13. Now, my girlfriend has Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), so tracking ovulation is a little hard, with a 28 day cycle she would ovulated around September 28 or 29. She has been on diane 35 for about 2 years. Diane 35 is a pill that works as contraception pill and also helps to regulate her cycle. My main question is that she forgot to take the third pill of the first week and took it the next day at the same time she took the next one (24 hours later), so she took 2 pills in one day. Was she still protected? and also, since PCOS interferes with the menstrual cycle, Diane 35 is supposed to regulate it and therefore her cycle es a 28 days one, wich has never missed. Assumming that the pill fails, would she have ovulated 14 days before menstruation just like everybody else? Or is it entirely imposible to know because of PCOS.
Thanks in advance! [ 10-08-2012, 11:40 AM: Message edited by: victorpu ]
Member # 90293
posted 10-08-2012 12:03 PM
Hi victorpu and welcome to Scarleteen!
It's actually impossible to know when anyone ovulates, whether they have PCOS or not, without that person having tracked her cervical mucus and basal body temperatures daily for several months. However, what you're describing with your girlfriend's birth control pill still doesn't necessarily mean that it would have failed. For future reference, you can let your girlfriend know that it's important to take a missed pill as soon as she remembers it, then take the next pill when she normally would take it. If she doesn't remember until she goes to take that next pill, she should take both at once. Here's some more information on birth control pills: Three questions about taking the birth control pill (and plenty of answers) The risk you're describing is not high. At this point though, you'll both just need to wait and see if she gets her withdrawal bleed (which is what a period is called when someone is taking hormonal birth control) and go from there. If she does not get her withdrawl bleed, she can then take a pregnancy test and we can go from there.