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twenty
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I took plan B about 4 months ago after unprotected sex. I received my period within the given amount of time (about two and half weeks afterwards, it was on schedule with my normal cycle), so I assumed I wasn't pregnant.

After I got my first period after taking Plan B, I went a week without bleeding and then I had a second period.

Thirty days after the second period, I got my period again (which seemed fine and normal to me because my whole life I've been a 30 day, on the dot person).

It took 42 days for my fourth period to come and when it did it was very light (but I still had cramps like usual).

I'm currently waiting for the 5th period (approaching 42 days) and I was wondering if this was a sign of something wrong with me.

I saw my gynecologist about a half month ago and told her that my cycle was really weird and irregular. She said I should just wait until December to see if it had resolved itself.

But it's really worrying me, especially since I've been regular for the past 8 years and all of a sudden I'm not. I haven't had intercourse since then and I'm not planning on it either. The only thing that I could think that would have messed up my cycle would have been the Plan B.

Thanks for your advice.

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I'd presume it was the Plan B which was the culprit here and go with your GYN's advice.

Of course, any additional stresses, changes in lifestyle, activity, diet could also be at play, if any of those are issues. But if you've had a full workup from your GYN and she doesn't feel there are other issues (like PCOS, fibroids, endo, etc.) then it's nothing I'd sweat.

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What is a PCO?
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Polycystic ovary syndrome, which can lead to irregular periods. It's fairly normal for women to have ovarian cysts; PCOS is the more severe variety which usu. clears up with diet & lifestyle changes, or medication.
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Thanks for the help.
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