Skip to main content

I missed 2 pills of Gianvi, a birth control, Can i be pregnant?

Q: I am on Gianvi, a birth control pill. I had a period starting on Aug. 7th as scheduled, lasted 3 to 4 days. I missed a couple pills the 17th and 18th and then started another period the 19th. I had unprotected sex on the 21st and was wondering what my chances are of becoming pregnant? I have also been on this method of birth control for about 3 years if that makes a difference.

A: Thank you for asking question. Gianvi is a birth control pill that contain two hormones, a progesterone and estrogen. The high level of progesterone and estrogen prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the release of egg from the ovary, blocking the cervical opening by a thick mucus plug so that sperms can't enter the uterus and by making the uterine wall un-favorable for the attachment of embryo. Hence This drug helps in preventing the pregnancy at three separate sites.

Now your question is that you have missed two of your pills. If you miss two of your pills then take the most recent pill as soon as you remember and take other according to schedule, and in this case you don't need any emergency contraception.

Read this article for more details, this will explain your problem more clearly.

If you have more question in your mind, feel free to ask.


  1. Thank you for the help! Just to clarify though, my chances of becoming pregnant in this situation are slim?


Post a Comment

Post Your Reply and Give Your Opinion About the Post

Popular posts from this blog

Human Parasites, Types of Parasites, and Classification

Parasite: A parasite is a living organism which gets nutrition and protection from another organism where it lives. Parasites enter into the human body through mouth, skin and genitalia. In this article, we will generally discuss the types and classification of parasites. It is important from an academic point of view. Those parasites are harmful, which derives their nutrition and other benefits from the host and host get nothing in return but suffers from some injury. Types of Parasites Ecto-parasite: An ectoparasite lives outside on the surface of the body of the host. Endo-parasite: An endo-parasite lives inside the body of the host, it lives in the blood, tissues, body cavities, digestive tract or other organs. Temporary parasite: A temporary parasite visits its host for a short period of time. Permanent parasite: Permanent parasite lives its whole life in the host. Facultative parasite: A facultative parasite can live both independently and dependently. It lives in the

How to taper off, wean off beta blocker, atenolol, Propranolol, Metoprolol

Beta blockers include, atenolol (Tenormin), propranolol (Inderal ) and metoprolol (Lopressor) and are used to treat high blood pressure, certain cardiac problems, migraine and few other conditions. People usually take atenolol, propranolol or metoprolol for many years as a treatment of high blood pressure or after having an episode of heart attack . Sometimes, it becomes necessary to withdraw these beta blockers due to their potential side effects that trouble the patients or sometimes doctor wants to change the drug and shift the patient to some other anti-hypertensive medicine. No matter whatever the cause is, whenever, a patient who has been using a beta blocker for a long period of time, and he needs to be stopped from further usage of that beta blocker, must not stop taking it. One should taper off the dose of a beta blocker. Now a question arises how to wean off or taper off a beta blocker? The method of tapering off beta blocker varies from individual to individual. Allow you

Difficulty in standing up from a sitting or squatting position, Causes & Solution

People who feel it difficult to stand up from a sitting or squatting position may have problem in one or more of the following structures. 1. Knee joint 2. Muscles of legs, thighs or buttock 3. Muscles of arms 4. Cerebellum Let’s now explain one by one, what kind of problems in above structures may cause difficulty in standing up from a sitting or squatting position. 1. How do problems in knee joints lead to difficulty in standing up? Knee joint is one of the primary and most affected joint that takes part in standing up. Other joints that take part are hip, ankle, knee, elbow, wrist and shoulder joint. Knee joint gets the most strain , and also knee joint is comparatively less supported. That’s why usually it’s the knee joint that starts to cry first because of arthritis. Knee joint arthritis causes long term knee pain , that makes the movement difficult at knee joint. Arthritis also makes the knee joint stiffer and slower and its range of motion also decreases. All these affects coll