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I took plan b and my period is late so far, what should I do?

By April 30, 2017 - 5:32am
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I had unprotected sex 1 week ago. He said he didn't ejaculate inside of me but I didn't want to take any chances. I started freaking out and stressing that I could be pregnant and got myself all worked up so I took plan b 3 days after we had sex. I was supposed to get my period 3 days ago but I'm late so far. Is this normal?

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Hi, Emily.

Thank you for your post.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is very small. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. If you don’t get your next period within a week or so of its expected date, a pregnancy test is recommended. It can cause your period to be early or late, have a lighter or a heavier flow.


April 30, 2017 - 5:51am
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