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Period is late after plan b

By Anonymous November 5, 2014 - 3:15am
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Hi. I was having sex with my boyfriend on the 3rd day of my period. The condom split so the next day (about 9 hours later) we went and got plan b. After we I took it my period stopped which didn't seem normal as mine lasts about 7/8 days. About a week later I got my period again only lighter, darker and only lasted a few days. I'm due my period again this week but there is no sign. Could I be pregnant even though I had that mini period after plan b? Or should I take that mini one as my last period and expect my next one next week?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with your questions.

You were never at risk for pregnancy when you had sexual intercourse on the third day of your period, regardless if the condom stayed intact or split. Why? Because for pregnancy to occur, you need to be ovulating. Since you were having your period, ovulation happened, at least two weeks before.

By taking Plan B, you upset the normal delicate balance of hormones that regulate your menstrual period. I do not know when your next period will start because of this.

You are not pregnant. The vaginal bleeding that occurred one week after taking Plan B is considered breakthrough bleeding.

In the meantime, if you must be sexually active, use a condom and do not take an emergency contraceptive. It is time for you to consider using birth control, such as an oral contraceptive or IUD regularly.


November 5, 2014 - 10:04am
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