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watermeloncraze
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So last month I took two pills in one day and continued on as normal having my placebo a day early and bleeding the following day. I had participated in protected intercourse about a week before with a condom that from my knowledge did not break. Was I still protected by my birth control? And I had also taken plan B 43 hours later because of my worry some nature. I had bled but I wonder if thats partially due to the plan B and that was last month and i bled around the time i would have bled. I took a pregnancy test 17 days after intercourse and came up negative. This month i wonder if i'm protected after that instance. I did the same thing this month and took two pills by accident and plan to take the last active as would normally do. I had used a condom with no breakage, however ive been feeling strange- nausea, back pain, and headaches and ive been wondering about my breast color and if its normal most of my friends say its impossible because i did use a condom and i was most likely still protected on the pill and my boyfriend did not cum, but im still a bit nervous
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Karybu
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So if you used a condom for all genital contact, and it did not break or slip off, then your pregnancy risk is very small. As for your level of protection from the pill, the best person to ask about that is a pharmacist: I'm not actually sure how taking two pills in one day would change the effectiveness.

Per the nausea, headaches, and so on, those can be caused by all sorts of things, not just pregnancy. Changes in breast colour can happen for all kinds of reasons too (including puberty, if you're of an age where that's still happening). You can take another pregnancy test if you like, but it's very unlikely that you're pregnant.

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watermeloncraze
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So here's my issue i took two dosages of Plan B last month and i am fairly certain that the condom did not fail however i still havent bled and im a bit worried im on the last day of my placebo pills and have only bled a tiny bit is it because of the birth control and plan B causing me not to bleed? i took a pregnancy test 14 days after conception and came out negative but i'm still worried
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Robin Lee
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Hi There,

I think you mean you took a pregnancy test fourteen days after the sexual activity. Is that correct?

One of the side effects that some people experience with Plan B is changes to their menstrual cycle, which can include missed, late, or early periods or withdrawal bleeds. These side effects can last for a few months.

So, yes, I'd say it's quite likely that the combination of daily birth control plus two dosages of emergency contraception could be the culprit for this lack of withdrawal bleed.

Were you able to consult a pharmacist, as Karybu suggested, with your other question?

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I haven't yet but I shall tomorrow
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Karybu
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That sounds like a good plan: they're generally the people to get in touch with when you have questions about medication of any kind. [Smile]

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