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starrbaby
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Okay i started taking birth control in the beginning of july. july 20 i missed a pill, but took two the next day at 6:00 (the correct time). july 26 i took the pill 2 hours late (around 8:00) and on july 30 my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex using the withdrawl method (pulling out). all the other days i took them at the right time and im on Yasmin birth control (sunday start). i also skipped the placebo row and started a new row of active pills so i would not get my period. i am also on day two (almost 3 at 6:00) of the placebo pills. im also not really spotting, its just brown stuff when i wipe after urinating... could i possibly be pregnant?

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Heather
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I don't see a likely risk here. You only had one true late/missed pill, you made it up, and there also was not a full ejaculation.

Just know that since you took packs back-to-back (you seem to say you did, but then say you're on day two of the placebos, so I'm a bit confused), spotting is likely, and having a full withdrawal bleed to show you you aren't pregnant isn't likely, either. brownish discharge usually is spotting: spotting isn't always bright red or pink.

Just FYI, we still don't have any study on the long-term health effects for teen women on suppressing menstruation. So, if you're going to do it, I'd suggest doing it as rarely as possible.

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thank you so much!

its not that i took them back to back. i took the 3 active pill rows, skiped the placebos, took the first week of the new pack and went back to take the placebos on sunday.
i also had diahreeah (sp) because of my allergy to milk. but that was in the morning only. (i take my pill at 6:00 pm.)

is everything still okay?

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Heather
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Oh boy.

Okay. If you are going to skip placebos (which again, I personally don't yet advise for younger women), then you have to go all the way through the following pack: you can't just go back and forth like you did, dipping into the next active pack then back to the placebos. For the pill to be effective, you need to take it as directed and take all the active pills in the proper order.

So THIS cycle, you need to treat things as if you were starting the pill all over again and use a backup method of birth control for any sex. You're also now going to be short an active week, basically, so I'd consider this whole next pack moot and use a backup until you get through the first week of the NEXT active cycle.

But as far as your previous possible risk, I still think that's all okay.

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oh im not having unprotected sex again. so theres no worry about that. thank you very much!!
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