If you miss one pill, take it a soon as you
remember or take two the next day. You are still protected from becoming
pregnant. If you miss two pills, take two pills for the next two days but now
you must also use a back-up method such as condoms to prevent pregnancy for the
remainder of the month. If you miss more than two pills, call your doctor. With
missed pills you will often have breakthrough bleeding or spotting. Check a
pregnancy test if your period is late.
We use the ThinPrep liquid-based pap. You can
have a pap smear if you have your period as long as the flow is not very heavy.
Women age 40 and older should have
mammograms every 1 to 2 years. Women at increased risk of breast cancer should
talk with their doctor about whether to have mammograms before age 40.