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LittleMissO
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My period is due in a little under 2 weeks. I've been on birth control ( I'm a Sunday start) for 2 weeks, and had sex with my boyfriend 1/5/12. The condom broke and he came inside so that night I Double dosed On my ortho tricylen lo ( I was panicking) . The next morning I got a plan B (about 14 hours after the incident) , and did not take my regular bc as I'd taken my Sunday dose a few hours after my regularly scheduled one( so one pill at 11 and the next about 2am). \I've been spotting all day and I'm trying to figure out whether its from me missing one pill or the plan b , and either way should I be really concerned? [Frown]

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Robin Lee
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HI LittleMissO,

It could very well be from both. You got a pretty high dose of hormones in a pretty short period of time. Spotting is also known to be one of the side effects of Plan B.

You may find that you experience spotting at various times over the next few months.

For future reference, if you take your pill consistently, every day, at around the same time of day, taking Plan B is not going to decrease your likelihood of getting pregnant, as it works in the same way as the daily dose works, by preventing ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, and thinning uterine lining.

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LittleMissO
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Okay, I feel a bit silly- but at least I learned something. Thank you [Smile]

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Robin Lee
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Not silly at all!

It sounds like you were really scared. Do you feel like you have enough information about how your pill works to prevent pregnancy to help you feel confident with it? If not, we have some articles that can help you out with that.

I also want to check in with you, since the condom did break, are you and your partner both up-to-date on your STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing?

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LittleMissO
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I'll look into the articles a bit more [Smile] he was my first partner and he was tested months before we did anything so I think i should be fine. I'm going to the doctor soon so I may just check on that too.

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