Hi, I'm currently on a tri-cyclin pill and have been for about 9 months. I took a pill late during my first week of the pack (it was one of the grey pills). This was because I had lost my keys and was unable to get to my pills until about 10 hours after I was supposed to take it. I did what the instructions on the pack said: take the pill as soon as you remember (which was about 10-12 hours later than usual). I only had sex three times on this pack: once before I missed the pill, and twice afterwards (but I did not miss any other pills in the pack). All times a condom was used and it didn't break or leak or anything. My pack says that I don't need to use a backup method if I only miss one pill, so that sounds like taking one pill late does not significantly impact the effectiveness? I used backup nonetheless, but now my withdrawal is three days late. It sounds pretty unlikely that I'm pregnant, but from the package instructions, I don't know why my withdrawal would be so late otherwise Thanks for your help
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Since you've been using both the pill and the condom, with no failures, your protection should be at over 99%. If our bleed doesn't show at all and you're worried, you can still go ahead and take a test. But it doesn't sound like you need to be concerned about a risk.
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