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saf
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Hi,my girlfriend and I had sex on the 15th of Sept at 1am in the morning. Her period started on the 1st till 3rd of Sept normal heavy flow (before sept we never had sex but only fingering and oral)

Do bear in mind that we did have protected sex with condoms. However,I've used two condoms in the duration of the intercourse as I noticed the first condom to be rather dry. Fearing for any mishap (I didn't have lube around me at that time), I took it off and used another condom. I may have touched my precum or maybe semen while unrolling the first condom. Before I used the second condom, I have dipped my fingers n hands in a glass of water nearby us just to be safe and subsequently wiped my hands not entirely dry with my shirt.

Fearing for any exposure of my fluids,I bought her plan b and she subsequently took them within 12hours. 5 days upon consumtion, she bled for 3 days which I've read to be withdrawal bleeding. However, since her bleeding had occurred, she has been going through pms and breast tenderness. Today, 2nd Oct her pms and breast tenderness subsided but experiencing bloatedness and some cramping. Is she getting her real period? Or is she at risk?

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nixieGurl
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Hi saf,

Welcome to Scarleteen!

She may be getting her period, but either way having taken plan b there is unlikely to be a pregnancy risk here.

Here is a good read about emergency contraception:

Emergency Contraception

Lubrication is always handy to have with you to make condoms more effective and less likely to break, also for the comfort of both of you, but I understand not having it available to you at that time, that happens!

Hope this helps!

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saf
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Thank u for the reply! [Big Grin] also,shud her period that started on the 1st till 3rd of Sept be matter of concern? Coz she moved in aug to singapore for a dance performance (she's a dancer) for 2 months. coz before she left we never had sex but only oral and fingering. ITS A STUPID QUESTION but I never seem to be able to get an answer from my guyfriends
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saf
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To add, she usually gets her period for at least 5 to 7 days..
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Shorter periods can happen, and stress from moving as well as different exercise levels can have an effect. I don't see any cause for concern.

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saf
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Thank you very much..
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saf
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I have also read that the pills are only effective when taken prior to ovulation and if it were taken after ovulation,it would not have any effect in preventing fertilization and etc. So was my girlfriend likely to be ovulating at that time? If so,would it still pose more risk then the current situation? It has been 17 days since she took the pill..
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Robin Lee
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There's no way we can know if she was ovulating, and no way she'd know if she was ovulating unless she's been charting her basal body temperature and cervical mucus every day for several months.


As you read in the article about Emergency Contraception, taking E.C. can alter the menstrual cycle for a few months, so your girlfriend may get her period earlier or later than she expects it.

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saf
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Well,could by any chance the 3 days bleeding that occurred 5 days after consuming the pill be treated as period? Coz it was heavy and she told me like her normal period..but usually she has 4 to 6 days of period..
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Again, taking Plan B alters the menstrual cycle for a few months after it is taken. That can include periods that are longer or shorter than usual, arrive earlier or later than usual, and so on.

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Just a quick update, she took a hpt 19 days after the incident and 3 days after her expected period which came up negative. Despite the fact that her period has yet to come,I can safely presume it worked and period is delayed?
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Yes, you can trust the results of the test.

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