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kailasnoches
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A mishap, or more of a tragedy, if you will. Last month on the 26th the condom sort of broke. I say sort of because it was still on my partner, but the top had torn. We're not sure if it tore during the act or after because it was stuck on his foreskin. He didn't get a chance to ejaculate because of this, so we stopped about 5 minutes in. His pre-ejaculation is always unnoticeable, so much to the extent that I believe he doesn't even have the capacity to do that.

This was the 6th day of my period, so pretty early into my cycle. I wasn't supposed to start ovulation until the 4th of July, so I was somewhat relieved to know that any sperm wouldn't live to see that day. Either way, we put some money together and went out the the pharmacy 5 hours later to buy Plan B. The pharmacist put up a little bit of a fight, since he was unaware that the laws had change, but either way I got the pill and took it.

Since then, i've had no symptoms of ANYTHING. I got the typical aftermath bleeding about 4 to 6 days after taking the pill. For abit I was worried that this was implantation bleeding, but after asking various forums, I found out that it wasn't.

Time has past; it's been just over a month since the incident now and I took 2 pregnancy tests about 4 days ago. Both came back negative. I read that drinking in excess before taking it was a bad idea because it dilutes the HGC. I guess this worries me because I drank a water bottle roughly an hour before taking the test. Does that fact matter? I'm paranoid because i'm starting to think those were false negatives. I plan to buy another test in a few days and try again then with the morning's first urine.

My period is fairly regular, roughly a 27 day cycle. If going on days without taking Plan B, it's of come on the 17th. But now accounting with Plan B, it could have been anywhere from the 10th to the 24th. I know Plan B makes the period rather erratic, but it's the 27th now. Where are you, period? I guess i'm really just asking for some direction; I wish i'd of found this site earlier.

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Robin Lee
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Hi Kailasnoches and welcome to Scarleteen,

No, drinking that water before taking the pregnancy test doesn't impact the results. If you followed the instructions on the package of the test (different brands of tests have different instructions) you can be sure, especially since you took too of them, that the results were accurate.

Here's some more information on pregnancy tests.

Peeing on a Stick: All About Pregnancy Tests


I'm not sure what you mean about the typical aftermath bleeding after taking plan B. Some people experience bleeding after taking it, and some don't.

As you said, taking Plan B can alter the menstrual cycle. This means that your periods could be later or earlier than usual for a few months, that you could have spotting between periods, or that you might not get your period at all.

Does this help?

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kailasnoches
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Wow, you replied so quickly. Thank you!

I've gotten mixed answers about the whole drinking water before and I wasn't exactly sure what defined "excess", so thank you for clearing that up. Do you still believe I should go an buy another test just to put my mind at more ease?

By typical aftermath bleeding, I mean the effect that Plan B usually has after you take it. Most forums that i've come across from people taking the EC have said they've gone through a lighter "period" a week after taking the pill. The site states something like that is to happen.

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hi There,

We don't always respond that quickly. I just happened to be here working when your post came in. [Smile]

After reading the article about pregnancy testing, do you think you need to get another test?

With plan B, should you find yourself needing to take it in future, and you don't experience that bleeding a few days afterwards just know that the absence of bleeding doesn't indicate that the plan B hasn't worked.

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I do think taking another will help to make me less paranoid, but with your response I believe it won't be necessary; thank you.
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you're welcome.

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