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c3l1n31234
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If anyone could help me with this I would appreciate it so much.

Last month my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. He didn't think that he came inside me, but just to be safe his mom got me Plan B and I took it the next morning. On October 15 I got my period and it lasted for about a week. Usually it comes at the beginning or end of the month but I wasn't concerned about it. It was a pretty normal period. Afterwards there was some dark discharge in my underwear for a few days but it went away.
Now it's November 16 and I haven't gotten my period yet. I'm not on any kind of birth control. Is there a chance I could be pregnant? Or am I just freaking myself out? I looked some stuff up and I read something that said even if you get your period you could still be pregnant...please help me. I don't know what to do.

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How regular are your periods usually? And how long do your cycles usually last from day one of one period to day one of the next?

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They are not regular to the exact date, I don't think, but they come at around the same time. I'm not sure of the exact number of days because I don't keep track. I've never been sexually active before that one time.
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So, it sounds like it's not even been 30 days since the last time you had what appeared to be, and probably was, a period. That given, unless, as you recall, your usual cycles tend to be much shorter than that period of time, I'd not sweat this.

Instead, I'd give it another week or so, and then, just in case, you can go ahead and take a pregnancy test if you're still worried.

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Do you think there could be a chance that I am pregnant, though? And if so, for what reasons?

I'm sorry if I'm being silly or asking unnecessary questions, I'm just really worried.

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We understand feeling worried, it's okay.

Emergency contraception is not 100% effective, and is less effective than a method like the birth control pill or even a condom, in perfect use. So, yes, there is always still a change of pregnancy.

But given that it sounds like you had a normal period, it seems very unlikely you became pregnant.

However, it sounds pretty clearly you don't want to become pregnant, so moving forward, are you intending to keep having intercourse? If so, do you need any help with how to assert yourself in using condoms with your boyfriend, or with also looking into another reliable form of contraception?

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We had sex again about a week later, but this time wearing a condom, and he didn't come that time either. Would that affect anything at all?

And so is it possible to have your period but then still be pregnant?

I don't know if I'm going to keep having intercourse for awhile, but if I do are there any articles on here about that stuff that I should read?

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