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Edhelino
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Basically, this is what we did...
I got on top of him and he did this:
He pulled the foreskin to the head and held the foreskin there.
His penis was dry, so I got on top of him and rubbed on his penis (while he was holding the foreskin on the head so nothing could come out)
We did this for 1 minute to less than a minute.
Could I be pregnant?
He never came or had any pre-come.
I'm extremely worried!
This all happened Saturday at around 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
I went to CVS Pharmacy to buy it today and took it at 2:30 p.m.
It's been 2 days.
Is this too late?!
I am so scared of being pregnant.
It wasn't Plan B, it was the generic brand called Next Choice.

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Heather
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While Plan B is most effective taken within 24 hours after a risk, it can still be effective up to five days after.

Since you did still take it in that window and your partner did not ejaculate (you really can't know about pre-ejaculate like you're thinking, and holding the foreskin like that isn't going to do anything), your risk of pregnancy is likely very, very low.

However, you did also take possible STI risks, so in a month or so, STI tests would be smart. And since it sounds like you're really not okay with taking pregnancy risks, have you talked yet with your partner about at least using condoms in the future for genital contact like this (which also reduce STI risks)?

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Heather
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Also, I just checked your history and you have had a lot of pregnancy scares.

So, on top of making sure your partners always use condoms, do you want to talk about how you could get a second method of contraception, too?

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Edhelino
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Sorry I never replied, I never got the email so I thought no one replied to me.
Well it's been a week since I took Plan B, but I'm still not on my period.
I am irregular, and supposedly I'm two days late.
I'm always late since I am irregular.
I have been lightly cramping this past week, but no spotting like I usually do.
So hopefully I'm not pregnant, I'm gonna wait until Monday, and if I don't have my period by then I'll take a test.
But you said you think my pregnancy chances are low?
I hope you're right.
I'm too scared.
I have never been this scared.
I'm going to think about another form of birth control.
I hear the IUD is expensive.
Do you know if it's worth it?

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Plan B doesn't automatically cause periods/bleeding. Sometimes it can, but it doesn't always, and bleeding or a lack of it shouldn't be assumed as some kind of sign Plan B is or isn't working.

Yep: your risk appears exceptionally low.

The IUD is expensive when you pay for it, but actually, given how many years it can last for, over the time it's used, it's one of the LEAST expensive methods.

Whether or not it's worth it for you is not something we can tell you, because no one form of contraception is the right one for everyone. But if you have questions about it, we're happy to answer them. [Smile]

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Edhelino
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So you're saying Plan B is delaying my period?
My last period was from March 5th - March 10 and I am irregular.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
I'm so terrified, I want to take one but don't know when.

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One of the most common side effects of Plan B is irregular bleeding, so your late period may be due to that. But there's really no way for us to say for sure.

You can take a pregnancy test at 10-14 days after the risk or on the first day of a missed period. If you're not sure when you are/were due for your period, you'll just want to make sure that it's been at least ten days since the risk before you take a test.

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Edhelino
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Oh okay. Well it's been 13 days since we did what we did, so I'm guessing I can take it now? Thanks.
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eryn_smiles
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Yes, you can take a pregnancy test now.

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Edhelino
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Okay thank you!
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