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"Is there a high possibility of pregnancy if missed two birth control pills?"
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Thank you for your question regarding birth control pills. I recommend that you speak with your doctor. It can certainly be difficult to remember taking your hormonal birth control pill everyday and confusing to understand what to do when a pill or two becomes missed in the process. When one pill has been missed, it is safe to take two pills the following day to compensate. For example, if you missed a pill on Monday, you can take that missed pill on Tuesday along with your regularly scheduled Tuesday pill. When you miss two birth control pills, the two can be taken separately on consecutive days. For example, if you missed Monday and Tuesday pills, you can take one of those missed pills along with your regularly scheduled Wednesday pill (two pills total) and then take the second missed pill on Thursday with your regularly scheduled Thursday pill (again,a total of 2 pills). It is difficult to determine from your question whether you in fact compensated for the two missed birth control pills in this manner. If you have not or are unsure, it is best for you to use another source of contraception while sexually active and to be tested for pregnancy if you were sexually active during this time period. You can wait for your next menstrual period before resuming your birth control pills as directed. Please speak with your doctor if you have any questions as this can be confusing and it is important that you understand how to take your hormonal contraception.