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,