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Birth control with plan B?

By Anonymous December 26, 2014 - 8:01pm
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I have been on birth control for about 3 years. I usually am very good with taking the pill at the same time everyday. This month I have been off time by a few hours on a few of the pills, but have taken the whole month. The second day into my sugar pills I had sex with my boyfriend, unprotect for about 10-15 seconds at the start and then a xonsom after right till the end. This was my first unprotected experience. Because of this I was paranoid and bought plan b and took it approximately 14 hours later. If I hadn't took plan be or had the short unprotected sex I should of had my period the following two days later. It is not three days later. I have large amounts of paranoa and anxiety.

My question is:
A: how long till I should expect my period because of the hormones?
B: how long till I take a pregnancy test or blood test?

Thank you for reading and please help!

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question with the community.  I understand how worried you must be at this time.  I'd love to give you some information that will put your mind at ease.

When you take birth control pills consistently every day, even if you are a few hours off, they are still 98%-99% effective.  The pills are even that effective when your partner ejaculates into your vagina during intercourse on the days you are taking the sugar pills.  

In your case, you took birth control pills consistently every day, you used a condom, then you took plan b within 24 hours of having sex.  Using all these precessions is a sure way to prevent pregnancy and it would be impossible for you to get pregnant after using all 3 methods of contraception.

You should still have a regular period while taking the sugar pills as usual.  You can take a pregnancy test after completely the sugar pills and your period if you really want to.  It will most likely be negative.

Let us know if you have any more questions.


December 27, 2014 - 5:27pm
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