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My name is ***** *****, I have a question about whether or

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My name is ***** *****, I have a question about whether or not I should take Plan B. I am on an estrogen/progestin birth control pill, but I have not been good about taking it at the exact same time every day, although I do take it within the same ~4-5 hour window every day. I had intercourse without a condom but used the "pull out" method. Do you think I need to take plan B to be safe?
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Customer: I am on an estrogen/progestin birth control pill, but I have not been good about taking it at the exact same time every day, although I do take it within the same ~4-5 hour window every day. I had intercourse without a condom but used the "pull out" method. Do you think I need to take plan B to be safe?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne. I can help you today.

I'm sorry to hear about your concern. But there is no need to take Plan B in this case. Taking the pill within 4-5 hour window daily is good enough to preserve pregnancy prevention. The worst thing that would happen with that length of difference is break through bleeding. Try setting your cell phone alarm to take the pill a bit more consistently if possible. But no need to take Plan B.

I hope this was reassuring and helpful. Please reply if I can clarify anything.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 11 months ago.

Any questions?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
All set. Thank you so much for your help!
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