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LittleMissO
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On day 14 of birth control , I had sex. The condom broke and he accidently came inside of me. The next day( about 15 hours later) I took a plan b. The three days that followed I stooped dark brown. It's been a week since I took plan B and I've been spotting more dark brown again for the past 2 days. I( started my placebo pill this past Sunday also. I'm not expecting a period until Friday or Saturday as I normally have a 27 day cycle without the bcp. I don't know what's going on. Its scaring me. I can't stop panicking . What's happening? / What should I do ?

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Robin Lee
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The most common side effect of Plan B is alterations to your cycle, including spotting and missed, early, or late bleeds. Considering that you took Plan B while already taking daily birth control, the impact of all those hormones might be pretty unpredictable. It's not harmful, but likely does explain all this spotting you're having.

Know that whatever your menstrual cycle was before, it won't be the same on hormonal birth control.

You might find these articles about how hormonal birth control works to be helpful.

Three questions about taking the birth control pill (and plenty of answers)

How do birth control pills really work, even during the placebo period?

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LittleMissO
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Given all the weird bleeding I've been experiencing, Is it even possible to have my period on time at this point? Or should I just it an extra week or so if it doesn't show ?I've been really regular since i first started menstruating and all of this hoopla is terrifying me.

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Robin Lee
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At this point, it's impossible to predict when your withdrawal bleed, which is what a period is called when someone takes hormonal birth control, will arrive.


It sounds like you're concerned about possible pregnancy. The best, and really only, way to determine whether someone is pregnant or not is for them to take a pregnancy test, either at home or through a doctor or clinic.

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