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katie17
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On saturday night, my boyfriend and i had sex. we used a condom but it broke. He's not sure that anything came out of him and nothing seemed to trickle out of me. Also, my period is due tomorrow or the next day (wednesday or thursday of the same week). Is there a possibility that i could be pregnant (i.e. should i look into EC?) or am i too close to my period for there to be a high risk?

thanks!

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Heather
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Given how close you are to your period, the risk would certainly be lower, and if the condom broke before your partner ejaculated, that too, would factor in a far lower risk.

So, I'd say it's about how comfortable you are with that possible risk (though if he DID ejaculate, that makes your risk considerably highr): if you absolutely do not want to become pregnant, I'd still get EC, myself.

For future reference, were you using extra lubricant with your condoms? If not, that often makes a very big difference when it comes to preventing breaking.

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Thanks! I ended up getting EC tonight anyways. I was feeling a bit anxious and thought that doing something like taking EC couldn't hurt.

Thanks again!

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i also wanted to know how typical it was for your period to be late after taking the pill. I know it says 3 weeks, but is that still a possibility when you're already so close to having your period. maybe it's a longshot question to ask, but i need some peace of mind.
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Basically, EC is a huge dose of hormones and having wierd periods for a couple of months after taking it is an incredibly common side effect. We can't predict, however, when you'll have your next period.

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