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Is my period just irregular or is it something more serious??

By July 28, 2010 - 11:49am
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I've been on birth control for about a year and a half now. My boyfriend and i had sex without a condom and without using the "pull out method" so just to be safe I took the plan b onestep pill. I took the pill either one or two days before my period was scheduled to start, and my period didn't come until 3 days later. Once it came it was normal, but now 2 weeks later I have my period again. I wasn't worried at first because I had read information about what effects plan b can have on your cycle so I just figured that my period was irregular. But, when i told my boyfriend he said he had heard about pregnancy bleeding and has me worried that the plan b and the birth control didn't work and that i could be pregnant and the bleeding i have right now isn't just a period, it could be pregnancy bleeding.
What do you think???? Please answer as soon as possible!!

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Hi astrieb

Thanks for your question and welcome!

If you are taking the birth control pill, there is no need for you to take Plan B - unless your miss doses. Did this happen?
If you didn't miss a dose, don't take Plan B, you don't need it.

Your boyfriend may have heard about something called 'implantation' bleeding but as they say 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.'

Implantation can happen mid to end of cycle if a woman is pregnant but it's generally spotting - certainly not a "period" kind of bleed. It sounds like what you are experiencing is a side effect of Plan B. Keep taking your pills as usual and you should be back to normal by your next cycle.

I hope this helps you! Let us know what happens in your next cycle.

July 28, 2010 - 12:57pm
(reply to Susan Cody)

Thanks so so much for answering my question, i really appreciate it! Is it considered missing a dose if i take within a 12 hour window? I usually take it before i go to sleep around 1130 pm, i forgot then, but then i took it the next morning around 930 or 10am.

July 29, 2010 - 5:48am
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