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Chance of pregnancy?

By Anonymous March 24, 2015 - 8:03am
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Brace yourselves, I'm about to get real personal, I need someone to reassure me. My last period ended on the fourteenth of February. I had protected sex on the sixteenth, and then unprotected on the seventeenth at about one in the morning, but he did not finish inside of me. I took Plan B on the nineteenth just to be safe, so it was about 30ish hours later. It's now the 24th of March and I have not had a period save for the couple days of bleeding from Plan B. Rationally I know the chance of pregnancy is pretty slim, but I'm just nervous because I've taken Plan B once before (bad I know) and I still had my period basically when it should have been. Thoughts?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. You know that Plan B was effective in preventing a pregnancy on February 17 because you had vaginal bleeding a few days later.

How long ago did you take that previous dose of Plan B? Was it more than one month before the dose taken on February 19?

As you may now realize, there was no need to take Plan B because you would not have been ovulating three days after your period finished.

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a side effect of emergency contraceptives. The next period can start earlier or later than expected, but not by more than five days.

I suggest you contact your gynecologist. The delay in the start of your period is longer than expected and should be evaluated by a physician.


March 24, 2015 - 9:24am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes, my previous dose was more than a month prior. I know the Plan B was not exactly neccessary, but I have mild anxiety and it gave me peace of mind. I'm fine with an irregular period, as long as I'm not pregenant haha! Thanks so much for your advice!

March 24, 2015 - 9:39am
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