Plan B One-Step, No Period writes:
I had sex last Friday, May 14. The condom completely broke at some point, but it was definitely some time pre-ejaculation.
I took Plan B One-Step about 5 hours later. My period tends to run irregular on occasion and sometimes comes late. I should have started my period 2-3 days ago. I have taken two pregnancy tests, both of which were negative. Is it too early to tell? The Plan B box said I’m probably pregnant if your period doesn’t start within the week. I’m really scared. Any advice will help! Thanks!
Dear Plan B One-Step, No Period,
That’s an original name =] Do you have any idea when your period in April began and ended? The Plan B box has that warning on it, because they don’t want anyone to just assume that by taking the Plan B One Step that they will be guaranteed to not be pregnant. Because you took the emergency contraception right away, the odds of being pregnant are very slim (probably about a 10% chance). However, a home pregnancy test won’t be able to do its job well for most people until right after your expected period should have ended.
If I were you, I’d wait a full week and then take another pregnancy test first thing in the morning (with your concentrated urine). If there is any hCG in your body (which would mean there was a fertilized egg), then that should detect it. If the test comes back negative and you’re still not completely sure that you’re not pregnant, then take another HPT a week later.
Now, back to your delayed or skipped period. While the Plan B box does state that, it’s also important to remember that a common side effect of Plan B One Step is a delayed or lighter or heavier period. That just makes everything all the more confusing, doesn’t it! (Sorry!!!) My personal inclination is that you are not pregnant and that your cycle is just messed up by the super dose of hormone from taking the pill. Please do keep us posted as you find out what is going on.
Best of luck,