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Please Help. Last month I took the Plan B, this month no period

By Anonymous July 15, 2009 - 12:54pm
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On June 6 I took Plan B because my partner and I thought he may not of pulled out in time when we had intercourse on June 5th. I started my period on June 13th and it was the heaviest it had ever been. I have read it was caused by plan B. I came off my period on the 21st of June. On July 5th the condom broke.. It is now July 15th and I havent started yet. Should I start to stress or give it some more time. We were not planning for a baby anytime soon for my partner is about to leave and go over seas for a year..

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You're so welcome.

I can't imagine the amount of stress you are feeling. That's a lot to be handling all at once.

I think that you are probably right, that your extra action on July 5 with the birth control pills would have helped prevent a pregnancy. That was a good reaction. But coming off the Depo shot and being irregular, plus taking Plan B last month, you have all kinds of reasons that you're late. I am totally in agreement with you and I hope that your period will come soon so at least this is one thing you don't have to worry about.

Stress totally messes with our hormones, so with this number of things in your life, it's totally expectable that you're late. Plus, in your first question you didn't say you were on birth control. That's an extra point in favor of not being pregnant. You were on birth control, it was late in your cycle, you're not regular, you took Plan B last month, and your partner is getting ready to leave. That's enough to make five of us late, not just you!

Can you tell me about the cyst in your breast? Have you had it looked at and you know that's what it is?

July 16, 2009 - 10:19am

Hi, Anon. Welcome to EmpowHer, and thanks for your question!

I'm so sorry this is a stressful time for you. Let's see what we can figure out.

With your last period starting on June 13, a 30-day cycle would have meant you were probably ovulating between June 25 and July 5, with the most probable date being right in the middle of that - June 30. If your normal cycle is about 28 days, you were probably ovulating between June 23 and July 3, with the most probable date being June 28.

So there's a chance that you ovulated late in your cycle, on July 5. If that's so, your period probably wouldn't normally come until 14 days after that -- by July 19, in this example. So while I know you feel like you're a couple of days late, I actually wouldn't worry until another few days go by. If I were you, I would probably wait at least until Monday, and if it hadn't come by then, I'd take a home pregnancy test -- figuring that either way, I wanted to find something out.

If it should turn out that you are pregnant, are you OK with it even though your partner would be gone?

July 16, 2009 - 9:49am
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I mean it would be tough.. But I would manage. I would rather not do it alone though. Specially since this would be my first. I want to also throw in there that on July the 5th I took 4 regular birthcontrol pills as an EC. I wasn't thinking and I just was so nervous that was my first idea. I think that could also be throwing off my period. I was also on the Depo shot for 4 years straight. My last shot was due in Nov. 08 and I didnt go get it. My periods didn't return to "some what" normal until Feb. and by normal I mean only having them once a month and lasting 5 to 7 days. I really think that maybe im just stressing too much and that is causing me to be late. I don't know how to not stress. My partner is leaving this Sunday and that makes me more stressed and on top of all of this I have found a cyst in one of my breast. SO there is alot of background stress too not just me being pregnant. Thank you for your quick response. You made me feel alot better..

July 16, 2009 - 10:04am
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