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Hello, I am rather paranoid and was hoping for some reassurance.

I had sex with a girl in mid August right around the time she may have been ovulating. I used a condom but we noticed that it broke, there was no ejaculation but there likely was precum.

She took the plan b pill 48 hours after the risk and had a period 6 days later. This was a normal length period but she mentioned that it was somewhat weird with a stopping and starting flow. 4 weeks later on September 18th she got another period with the same weirdness but still a period.

A little more then 2 weeks later she woke up and after using the bathroom noticed some brown blood in the toilet. She continued having this brown spotting for about 2 days. Her period was then 4 days late and came about 2 weeks after the brown spotting. This period was short for only about 3 days, she then got another full period 2 days later that lasted for 5 days. This was the end of October. Counting from this periods start, she should have gotten her period Saturday 11/23, she is now 5 days late and she kept feeling as if it was coming but it has not.

My question is, do I have any reason to be worried or is this cycle irregularity normal after plan b? She had a negative hpt at the end of October and another neg hpt 2 days ago. No sex since August. I have read all the facts but I can't help but think she will be that one miracle girl who was pregnant without knowing, she is a bit worried as well. Thanks in advance for your help and advice and sorry for the long post.


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Hi, Starman27, and welcome to Scarleteen!

You're describing her have at least three obvious periods since the broken condom in August. It's not possible to have a period and be pregnant, so she is definitely not pregnant. She has also had two negative pregnancy tests recently, which again mean that she isn't pregnant.

Plan B can cause irregularities in the cycle, and can make periods behave differently to how a person was expecting. Also, people's cycles can sometimes vary all by themselves. The thing to know is that if someone has bleeding that is some kind of flow - that is, more than just random spotting - over several days, they can be confident that it's a period and that they are not pregnant.

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Thank you for your response. After talking with her today it turns out she was not being completely honest with me at all. She had taken the plan B pill again in October and has had sex with multiple other people since the time in August. This whole time I had been worried about cycle irregularities from the time she took it in August. Turns out she was depending on me because she trusts me more then the other guy.

Thanks for your help and sorry for taking up your time. I will donating to this site because you guys are saviors and do some very good work here.

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Hi Starman! [Smile]

There is no need to be sorry, we are here to help and we do it gladly. [Smile]

Just wanted to say that when we are sexually active is always a good idea to test for STI's regularly, even more when our partners are having other partners as well.

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