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Is Next Choice causing this late period, or is it Pregnancy?

By Anonymous December 28, 2010 - 12:36pm
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I'm 17 and my bf and I had sex back in November for the first time. We used condoms and took Next Choice bc I was paranoid and I wasn't on hormonal bc. I got my period on time a week later after taking Next Choice. Now it is December and we had sex again (still used condoms!), and this time my period is about 3 or 4 days late. My cycle is on a 35 day term. I was wondering if the Next Choice could have altered my cycle, or if there is a possibility that I am pregnant. I took a hpt and it came out negative, and am waiting to take another one. I've been cramping and feeling like I'm going to start, but no period! I'm so worried that I might be pregnant somehow, and I try to relax, but it gets harder with each passing day. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Emergency contraception can cause a delay in your period (by about a week) during the cycle you take it.

Women's cycles can change, and especially if you are stressed or overly worried, a delay in your period is nothing to worry about. It sounds like you are having symptoms of an upcoming period, so wait another week before taking a home pregnancy test.

Using condoms is up to 98% effective at preventing pregnancy (when used consistently and correctly). If you are continuously worried about becoming pregnant after sex, have you asked if you are emotionally ready to be having sex? Have you talked with your doctor (family doctor or gynecologist) about birth control options?

December 28, 2010 - 1:27pm
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