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coffeeandativan
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Asking this question for my friend, (hope its okay to do so)

My friend had her period on the 16th of Dec, had on Saturday sex but the condom broke, so she took plan B Sunday. Her period is supposed to come on the 15/16 of this month, but she wants to know if it's normal for it to be delayed a bit since she took Plan B just so she doesn't freak out if it is? (The pharmacist told her it would come on time)
Thanks!

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Karybu
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It's very common for cycles to be a bit out of whack for a while after taking Plan B. However, if her period doesn't show up when she's expecting it, taking a pregnancy test would be a good idea: that's something we always advise after taking emergency contraception regardless.

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The first time I took plan B my parent came 2 1/2 weeks late (which meant I had to wait almost SIX weeks after my condom mishap to find out for sure if I was pregnant or not!). It's definitely a side effect (and not a fun one! Like I wasn't anxious enough already!), but I agree with Karybu might as well take a pregnancy test.
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Lilerse
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Wow, I just noticed that error. It won't let me edit, but I meant *period not parent!! Don't know where that came from lol

[ 01-22-2012, 07:13 PM: Message edited by: Lilerse ]

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Maybe it's a Freudian slip. Maybe your parents often arrive late? [Wink]
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When you take Plan B, the period doesn't always come on time. It can come up to two weeks later than usual. I would say that if she hasn't had her period after two weeks after her expected period, then take a pregnancy test to know for sure.

I wish your friend good luck!

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