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Late 2nd period after Plan B

By Anonymous September 8, 2016 - 9:27am
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Last month, mid July, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I am on birth control, but really paranoid, so I took Plan B the day after as well. I got my period as expected, and it was a regular period. So that period started July 29. About a week after my period ended, I got another period (still taking my birth control on time every day), very light, for about 4 days. I had only protected sex (condoms overtime - they didn't rip or slip off) after that. Now, I am 13 days late from my regular period/ 1 day late from that breakthrough. I took a pregnancy test 1 week ago, when I was late from my regular period and it was negative (so I am not pregnant from the first time).

I am really freaking out though. I know that stressing can cause a missed period but I have been under WAY more stress than this before.
I bought another early-detect HPT, but I do not want to waste it. Would I be safe taking it now?
Please let me know if anyone else has experienced this before.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us before taking another pregnancy test.

My thought is a hormonal imbalance caused by taking Plan B while still taking your daily birth control pills. Please contact your gynecologist, who can best advise you.

It may be a matter of letting your body get back to normal with time.


September 8, 2016 - 9:46am
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