Worried#2 writes, “I should expect my period on april 4th. But the day before, april 3rd, me and my partner had sex and the condom broke. I was scare so we went and got plan b within the 24hrs. Got my period on april 7th and that was the last time. Til this day still no period.I’m not much worried bout that cuz I had already tooken a test on may 12th and it came out negative. But may 13th, my partner and I had sex and condom broke again. I went and got plan b again but took it within the 48hrs. I know plan b is not good to use everytime there is an “uh-oh”. I already have 1 kid and so I did just to be on the safe side. I plan to get on the IUD when I start my period again. My question is, am I likely to be pregnant?“
It really comes down to probability and the effects of Plan B on your system. Typically, with Plan B, they say that if you take the dosage within 24 hours, 95% of pregnancies are prevented, while if you take the dosage within 48 hrs, it drops to 85%, and then it drops to 60% for those who take the dosage within 72 hours. Your first time having sex with the broken condom (April 3), probably didn’t result in pregnancy due to the time of month (slight risk) and the fact that you took Plan B so close to the event.
Was your period on April 7 your full & regular period or was it just spotting? It’s not uncommon to experience several days of spotting a few days after taking Plan B.
As far as your chances of getting pregnant the second time the condom broke (May 13), let’s look at a couple more factors to consider with Plan B: Plan B is a very high dosage of the pregnancy hormone (progestins). Taking a dose (or 2 separate doses, in your case) of Plan B can easily “mess up” your menstrual cycle. After the first dosage of Plan B, you could expect your fertility to return within a cycle or two; because you took a second dosage of Plan B, your fertility may be delayed even longer (and, this will vary from person to person). Many who have taken Plan B have experienced irregularities with their next period: the timing may be thrown off, the menstrual bleeding may be heavier, or the bleeding may be lighter.
I would say that the probability is in your favor, and that the chances you are pregnant are slim. The only way you can be assured of this will be to take a couple more pregnancy tests. Wait a week or so and then take one; then, if it’s negative, wait two more weeks and take another one.
Best of luck,
valerie thomas says
Hi, Hannah last month i had my period on 1/14/11 and on 1/29/11 had unprotected sex with my fiancee and within 24 hours took plan b. i was expected to get my period on 2/14/11 which i didnt but on 2/15/11 i got some brown spotting which lasted about 3 days not much to wear a pad but only when i wiped i could see it. I’ve had little cramps and soreness in my nipples as if it is my period. i took a pregnancy test today and it was negative but it was a cheap one from the dollor store. i’m scared because i’m planning a wedding and getting married in May and dont want to be a pregnant bride. could i be pregnant!!!
My husband and I are trying to conceive for a while now..We went to a doctor and after being on pills for 4 months I start to feel “normal”. My period was suppose to start 4days ago (on a Wednesday). But from Monday I’m experiencing a brown discharge in the place of my period it’s not much. So I only wear a pantyliner. The brown only come somewhere between 07:00 and 11:00 because after and before that time there is nothing, it’s totally clean. Can it be that I’m pregnant? Or is there a other explanation? I even took a HPT and it came back negative!
ok. so i had sex with ma boyfriend on monday the 21… so we didnt last a lot and we didnt use a condom. i told him to get out because i didnt wanted to get pregnant. so the next day he tell me to buy the pill. am like no way. he didnt lat inside so yeah. now. i took the pill dat same day he told me too. the 22 like around 5pm now its the 23 and i havent got any side effects… why is dat/ oo the package o bought only had one pill…and the boz said only one tablet..
My period will be 5 days delayed tomorrow and I am really worried. My last period was on January 19th but before the 19th, i took two plan B’s using the two pill PLAN B: two pill on the 11th, and another two pill on the 15th. If I got my period on the 19th of that month, why don’t I have my period now of this month (February)? Would it be because of the four pills I took last month that is causing the delay until now? Or could I possibly be pregnant? My partner and I have been having unprotected sex but we’ve been using the withdrawal way.
My girlfriend and I had sex with a condom, however I ejaculated twice into it so we took plan-b about an hour or two after doing it (this was a week ago). Last night we had sex without a condom and I made sure that I didn’t ejaculate inside of her but still took a plan-b pill about two hours after having sex. She hasn’t gotten her period in a long time, even before we had sex for the first time it had been a freakishly long time and she says that she never knows when her period is it’s completely random.
Considering she has been waiting since before we had sex for the first time for her period I am thinking everything is going to be alright but it is still scaring me. What should I be doing?
A girl who needs help says
Hannah, My boyfriend and I had sex on a Friday and didn’t pull out on time. So we bought a pill called next choice and took it right away. The next week which was on a Tuesday we had sex again and he didn’t pull out in time so we bought next choice again but this time we bought it the next day and I took it. Now I’m a days late and I had brownish slime coming out which I usally get before my period but went away the next day. I feel cramps but not all the time and everything seems like it’s in place. I also took a HPT and it cane out negative. What’s going on here?
I got my period on march 1st and it lasted for seven days.
I had sex for the first time on march 16th with a condom, but i was paranoid and scared so i took plan b – within an hour after sex.
I had “sex” for like 10 seconds without a condom, on march 19th , and he pulled out and did not ejaculate.
I had “sex” again for like 10 seconds, without a condom, on march 22nd and he pulled out and ejaculated. (after which, i took a plan b within an hour after sex).
i took a pregnancy test on march 24th and it came out negative. I’m nervous, so i was wondering if you could help and tell me if there’s any chances of me getting pregnant at all? thank you very much for your help.
4 weeks ago, my partner and I had sex. He used a condom, and nothing broke, and I am on the pill. I was just finishing up my sugar pills, but because I had missed one active pill in the last cycle, I got very paranoid and took Plan B within 12 hours of us having sex.
I continued to take my pills as normal, and now I have taken all 7 days of the sugar pills but have no period. I have taken 4 pregnancy tests and all are negative. I’m sure I’m just being paranoid and that the hormones have probably caused me to maybe even miss this period, but I can’t help but freak out. Is this normal?
I took plan B on the same night of the incident (March 17, 2011). My menstrual cycle is every 30 days regular. My last period before the incident was March 8, 2011. After taking the Plan B pill on March 17, 2011, I received my period 5 days earlier-April 4, 2011; instead of April 8, 2011 (normal scheduled time). However, my next cycle is suppose to start May 4, 2011, considering the it came 5 days earlier the last time on April 4, 2011. No period and it is May 6, 2011 today. I feel no symptoms of my period coming whatsoever???
side note* I had protective sex using a condom three times the week of April 26, 2011. Is it safe to say that my following cycle for this month will be out of whack? And will it come within the month at least?
So… the condom broke and I took plan b one step 12 hours later as directed. I wasn’t too concerned…. I started bleeding 3 days later.. I read that it was normal. Plus it only lasted a day or two. Then about 3 weeks ago I believe I ovulated. There was more clear egg white like stuff then normal. Four days ago I should have gotten my period but it’s still not here! I’ve never observed my pee this closely or anything because I’ve never been worried about being pregnant before. But lately cloudy discharge has been coming out almost every time I pee. It started smelling funky the other day too. I took 2 pregnancy tests the day I should have gotten my period. Both negative. Then I took it again to calm myself yesterday. Also negative. I’m usually a couple days late though…. I’m just worried sick!! And I keep doing research on the internet and scaring myself……. We always use protection.. I’m so worried :(
cant get pregnant. says
after taking plan b about 2 years ago. me and my fiance are now considering having kids. do you know if there are any side affects that can keep me from having kids now? we’ve tried but no success.
I need an advice please, i had sex last sunday around 10:00pm, the condom broke and i took plan B at 2:00am. 8 days have past by and there is no sign of my period; I also took a pregnancy test yestarday and it was negative, but still no sign of my period, am I likely to get pregnant? Thanks
hi. i am so confused. i had my last period may1 through may 4. that is a normal period for me. i had unprotected sex on may 12 and 13. took plan b on may 13. went to get depo shot for first time on may 20, preg test negative, got shot. i have 2 children and feel pregnant so i just took a test and it is POSITIVE!!! How???? I am panicked because of all the progestins in my body, will this harm the baby? how could this be possible?? i am 35, thought i knew better :(
Trying mom says
I had my period on 21 April. We did unprotected sex on following dates: 16th May, 23rd May, 31st May and 4th June.
If preggo, I shud be around 6 weeks pregnant. I am having the similar symptoms of pregnancy- nausea in afternoon, super sensitive nipples, bloating, mild cramps simililar to menses. Took a urine test on 6 June and it turned out negative . I have an ealier history of ectopic. Had gone to GP who scheduled scan after one week.
Pls help me to understand whether these r early pregnancy symptoms, or PMS symptoms or other causes of possible hormonal imbalance.
How old are you? Did you have sex any other times between April 21 and May 16? Any idea when, during your cycle, you typically ovulate? Do you have children? If so, how many?
I am really worried. During this past month I have taken plan b 3 times. Each time was because the condom broke. The first time it broke was on day 17 of my cycle and I took it the same day, the second time happened on day 26 of my cycle and I took it the ssame day, and the 3rd time it happened on day 28 of my cycle and I took it about 43 hours later. I also took a pregnancy test (on day 29) and it came back negative. I am not so worried about pregnancy (with all these plan Bs I know my chances are low, that was the point). When I get my period I will get back on nuvaring. However I am worried about what negative effects might result from taking so many hormones and plan Bs. I’ve read online that it can mess up your uterine lining, and that it can cause infertility, or cancer. I am really scared. I know the sources of this information are not reliable but I am still freaking out. Have I done a harm to my body?
Yowsers! Three Plan B in the same month is a lot. I wouldn’t worry about any long term or major side effects; however, it may take a little bit for your period to return to normal, and you may experience some spotting or bleeding (perhaps you already have) or nausea. I definitely wouldn’t make a habit of taking a lot all the time, and it sounds like you won’t after this, but just a few doses shouldn’t hurt you. Now, if you popped one every day, then you might become a test case for the phamaceutical companies (and let’s not go there!).
I sex with my partner who came in me multiple times. I got scared so I took the pill. What are the chances of me being pregnant?
I took two plan B pills in less that 2 months. How will/ does that affect my body in the long run? Aside from throwing my cycle off. Have a damaged some reproductive functions by taking the pill in that short amount of time? Will it make it difficult for when I actually want to get pregnant?
I had sex for the first time and we weren’t using protection, he didn’t ejaculate inside of me but I was still scared about pre ejaculation so I took a plan b the next morning, 2 days later I stupidly had unprotected sex again, he did not ejaculate. My period is supposed to come in 2 days, could I take another plan b or would it cause health problems? I’m scared and today I had cramps but no bleeding or spotting
I need help I’ve had sex with a condom on the 23rd of june the condom broke n he ended up ejaculatin inside me. I took the next choice plan b pill 20 mins after this happened I’ve had no side effect except tht ever since I took the pill tht day I’ve been super bloated. My period is supposed to start on the 30th of june and now its july 4th and I still dnt get it I’ve really don’t feel prego I took 4 pregnancy tests already since the 30th and they were all negative I’ve been super stressed since last Thursday an my period is usually irregular please help!! I’m freakin out and not sure if I am or not I certaintly don’t feel like it but I’m 4 days late and don’t know what to do
Hi. I need some advice as soon as possible. I’m very worried about something. So I had sex march 12 while on my period. I was a little under the influence and don’t remember if he went inside me so to be safe I got plan B the next day. I continued to have my period after which ended the 14th (period was from march 9-14). Then for the next week only when I wiped did I have very little blood on the toilet paper but that’s it. Then I was suppose to get my period in April but I didn’t. I was 18 days late. I got it May 2-7 a normal period length for me and my Period was as heavy as normal. Then I had sex on the 26th at 330am, app said ovulation on the 25th. I was again under influence :( (stupid me) and guy tried to
Go in without protection but I told him to put one on and I remember smelling rubber (I’m sorry for being so detailed). Then I had sex 30-31 night and early morning but I used protection. Then I was suppose to get my period June 8 but I didn’t. So on the 24th I took a pregnancy test which would make me 16 days late and it was negative. Ive been looking at forums about plan b and how some people got 1st period after the pill but skipped 2nd and some 3rd. I’ve also been extremely under stress with finals and then a huge exam that if I didn’t pass would cause all 4 years of school to be kinda pointless so this was a very big deal to pass.
I’m extremely terrified what is going on. Im hoping this is due to the pill and stress. Please Hannah help me. What should I do!? It was extremely stupid of me to have sex under the influence because then I can’t remember if protection was used and guys will do whatever to not have to wear a condom. It is my fault as well but I need some advice. Please help me!!!!!!!!!
Its worried again... left some stuff out says
So I left out the fact that I am now 33 days late. I hope this is from the pill and the stress of my exam and the stress of wondering where my period is… I am really worried. Please Hannah help me :(
Need some assurance says
I was supposed to be getting my period around June 9th and it is now the 13th. Condom broke last month and I used the generic Plan B (next choice) within 28 hrs, got my period about a week or two after. This time condom broke, but my boyfriend did not finish inside me. I didn’t take Next Choice until about 50-60 hrs after this time around, which slims my chances I know but I was hoping I’d have a higher chance of not being pregnant since he didn’t finish while inside. I took a hpt two days ago that came out negative, but Ive been feeling slight cramping and dizziness for a few days now, thinking my period is coming, but no spotting or blood. Planning on taking another test in two days. I’m hoping the way I’ve been feeling is due to school stress + the hormones from the pills being taken twice in two months, consecutively.
Erika Slone says
My partner and I had unprotected sex he used the pull out method but i went and got the plan b pill just to be safe after that we had sex again he stuck it in then he put a condom on to finish off i was suppose to get my period on july 4 on july 4th i had some brownish discharge with horrible cramping (i know that wasn’t my period) it has not been 2 weeks since my missed period my breast are sore at times but then it goes away . . BUT i have taken 7 pregancy test and they are all negative so i dont know what the hell is going on can anyone help?!!!
You are most likely fine – the missed period & symptoms you’re experiencing are most likely related to taking Plan B.
I took the plan b pill 4 times in 2 wks. Havent got, my period yet
Wow – that is a lot(!) of Plan B so close to each other. You’d better look into starting daily birth control pills. Plan B should never be used as a substitute; that’s why we call it an emergency contraceptive. Yes, with that much dose in your body, your cycle is going to be very messed up, and you may also experience a variety of other side effects.
my girlfriend took three plan b pills this month now shes 6 days late she took two pregnancy test earlier today they both had a solid line but the second line was very light almost faint could she be pregnant ? we know two solid lines means a positive. but what about a solid and a faint line? could her hormones just be out of whack right now?
Hannah, can you please read my status above under “worried” and tell me what you think? Please I’m worried. Still no period
Thanks for your persistence! It’s easy for me to miss a question (well, truthfully, I miss zillions as it’s impossible, sadly, to help every question that comes my way). Have you taken a pregnancy test recently (ie after the earlier time you mentioned taking one)? If you take one this week, and it comes back negative, then my bet is on the Plan B, plus maybe some of the stress & worry. However, since you were under the influence, we can’t make a lot of assumptions regarding protection and what really took place.
Well I took another pregnancy test at 41 days late (this past Tuesday and it came out negative. Idk what’s going on with my body. Could stress really have this much effect on the body?
Pregnancy tests are usually quite accurate. It’s most likely still related to the Plan B as well as the stress/anxiety you are experiencing. Sometimes, when we’re extremely worried that we might be pregnant, we can even make our bodies skip several periods in a row. However, my recommendation for anyone who misses two periods back to back is to always see a doc (though I admittedly haven’t followed that advice personally myself).
My boyfriend and I were using protection and he pulled out but when he ejaculated we saw that the condom had broken. I took Plan B within an hour. My period came almost a week early. We had sex with condoms after I got my period and now I am waiting on my second period post Plan B but I am late. Late if I go off of my last period which was early. How long will Plan B mess up my cycle? I have been very stressed lately and have taken two pregnancy test, both negative. Please help.
Hannah, hi n please if you can help me!!! ibeen goin strees on all tiz
ok on june18 me and my gf had sex with the codom when i pull it out i saw tat the tip was tear [didnt cum] also it was her last 2 days of her period then on monday i went n got the plan B test and she had spotting 6 days after taking the pill and now we r in july 25 and she hasnt had her period! its was due 2 week ago on juy 13 and she already had taken 3 pregnacy test all 3 were negative is she preg? please help!!! tanks
i took plan b exactly a week apart and then 2 weeks later still didnt have my period but a total of 3 weeks later have taken 3 pregnancy tests and all 3 were positive is it common for the plan b to throw off the tests?? to a positive instead of negative??
Ok I just had a baby 6weeks ago and the dr gave the ok tohas sex later on that day me and my boyfriend started to have sex with out a condum but he didn’t cum he just wanted me t but I was scared that maybe he pre cumd so I got a generic within 15-16 hrs… now yesterday we played it safe when we had sex he came n the condum and when he pulld out there was the littlist bit of come so we blew the condum and squeed it there wasn’t any hole anywhere but I was worried what if it came out the top so I took another one.. what wll happen will it not b as effective?