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Plan B and Period...

By Anonymous July 26, 2011 - 12:14am
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I had a period last month (June) on the 6th, and I had unprotected sex a day or two after it was over. I took Plan B before 72 hours were over, and I had another period on June 20th. Calculating from that period, and my normal 28 day cycle, I was supposed to come on around the 17th of July. It is now July 25th, and I still have not had a period. I've been getting all the normal period symptoms, like the bloating, the cramps, and everything else that comes along with my month visitor. I've also been feeling like I'm having a lot of discharge, but still there is no period. I'm pretty sure I wasn't ovulating at the time of unprotected sex, but since I'm more than a week late, I'm starting to get REALLY paranoid! I don't know if this is just a side effect of Plan B, or what is going on, but I'm starting to get really afraid! Help please!

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Hi there Anon,

Kudos to you for being extra cautious and taking Plan B even though you were likely not ovulating. Unfortunately, Plan B although highly effective comes with its side effects and one of them is a change in your period. In your case, it caused bleeding early on and now your period is late. Although this is very common, if your period is more than one week late-- take a pregnancy test. This is not meant to scare you, just meant as a precaution. Chances are that your next period will be arriving shortly since you have your PMS symptoms already, so try to be patient.

All the best,


July 26, 2011 - 7:35am
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