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Sarah Genest
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I am on birth control but due to a late prescription refill on my pills, I didn't start the next month (this months) til 2 weeks after the last pill on my previous calendar. They told me I would still get my "period" when the calendar says which I did but the doctors said nothing about the "period" being different. It's the second day of the placebo pill and I'm barely bleeding and mostly just experiencing the brown discharge (sorry to be gross) which even that seems to be ending. Does this mean anything? Or is just because of how drastically I messed up the cycle? Thanks for everything!
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Robin Lee
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Hi Sarah Genest,

Withdrawal bleeds (which is what we call periods when someone is on the birth control pill) can vary for all sorts of reasons. There's no way to know exactly why this one is different, but the difference is nothing to be concerned about.

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Kelsey Nicole
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Help! My boyfriend and I had sex on Friday, the condom broke, right after we realized it he stopped, we went right after to the the Plan B Pill. I took it right then. I was supposed to have my period on Sunday. But I haven't started yet and it's been 3 days late already. I'm really stressing about it. I looked up ways to help start my period, I already tried the heating pad on my stomach. And have no one to talk too. I don't want to tell my mom or dad. Please help me!!

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Kelsey simmons

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Molias
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Hi Kelsey,

A very common side effect of Plan B is some disruption of your regular menstrual cycle; your periods may be irregular for a few months. So your period not arriving right when you expect it isn't a sign that you're pregnant.

You can read more about Plan B here: Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)

[also: I didn't notice at first that you'd posted this on someone else's thread; in the future, please start a new thread when you have a question. You can do that by clicking the "new topic" button at the top or bottom of the page. Thanks!]

[ 09-25-2013, 02:30 PM: Message edited by: Molias ]

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Kelsey Nicole
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Thank you, sorry I didn't know how to do that!

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Kelsey simmons

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Thank you, sorry I didn't know how to do that!

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