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floridagirl
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just a question:
My last period was october 8 and my cycle before that was 33 days. before that, i was on the pill. According to that calculation, I should get my period today, however, I'm curious, does EC delay a period by any chance? I took EC about a week and a half ago, 30 hours after the condom I was using broke. I don't know if I was ovulating or fertile at the time.

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Both coming off the pill and using EC can impact the menstrual cycle. So, if your period doesn't show on time, those are pretty good reasons.

But since you also did have a pregnancy risk, if your period is late, you'll want to take a test just to be sure.

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How long should I wait? Technically, mine should come today, and I feel every single PMS symptom I've always felt, but no signs of my period.
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Also. I should mention that I took EC because the condom broke halfway through, we put on a new one and then also he ejaculated into the condom but withdrew prior to finishing, and I got the ec the next day just in case.
I'm not too worried, just curious.

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A pregnancy test is accurate 10-14 days after a risk, or the first day of a missed period, whichever comes first. Given that you don't know if your period is actually late, though, you'll probably want to wait a few more days until it's been the full two weeks, and test then.

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floridagirl
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But do I need a test?
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It's always a good idea to test after taking EC, even if the risk was low to start with.

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Thank you!
Also, the week before I took the EC, I had about three-four days of straight brown discharge, heavy enough that I had to wear pads. Could this have affected it too?

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Truthfully, there's a lot of things that can be effects in this case - but in the end we're just dealing with "what if's." Best thing to do is just try not to focus too much on it since you've done all you can so far. After a couple days go ahead and test to confirm or deny.

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Got my period four days late! (: Guess it really was likely just the pill throwing it off a little. Thanks for the help everyone!
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Glad to see it all worked out ok [Smile] .

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One question! (Sorry to bug)
Is it normal for a period to be light post plan B? Today is day three and its been pretty light - similar to the periods I had when I was on the pill.

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Plan B can have a wide range of effects on periods and vaginal bleeding (or lack thereof). Sometimes it can be earlier or later, lighter or heavier. But what is most typical is some sort of difference, rather than having periods be exactly the same as usual without Plan B.

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Thank you so much Heather!
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