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So, last sunday, my boyfriend and I had sex. I was sure he put the condom on right and everything, but I still kind of freaked out about not being sure if it slipped, even though he never ejaculated (I have anxiety problems that are a separate issue) and took plan B, within 24 hours. It was the sixth day of my cycle, which is about 33 days long.

Here's the thing, that's how long it is when it's regular. It often skips a month or two, and has once or twice been only about two weeks long (several days of bleeding, like a week and a half off, more bleeding).I've been regular for about the four past months, and before that I was really irregular.

So, yesterday, on the 12th day of my cycle, I started bleeding again. It started out lighter but has become bright red, heavy like a period with some cramping. Is this a period again, or from the EC? If it's from the EC, how long should it last? thanks,

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P.S., there are no clots, which I almost always see at my period. Thanks again,
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Bleeding is a very common side effect of EC, so I see no cause for concern here. I'm afraid I can't let you know how long it'll last; as everyone is so unique with this, there isn't a set time, or even an estimate.

Just for your own info; it's fine if a condom slips upwards. It's only a problem if it slips right off the penis and into your vulva.

Here's a link to our article on condoms that might help to reassure you; Condom Basics - A User's Manual.

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Just noticed your second post. [Smile]

Just as it's common for periods to vary in cycle length and flow level; it's also common for them to look differently sometimes - be that in colour or texture.

[ 03-31-2012, 01:44 PM: Message edited by: Saffron Reimi ]

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Hi, thanks so much for your response.

Ok then, I was just wondering if I ought to cancel the gyn appointment I have on Monday, since you're not supposed to have one when bleeding. It's too late now the office is closed for the weekend, anyway, so I guess I'll just wait and see and call in on Monday [Smile] .

I think I can assume that this bleeding is a side affect of the hormones, then, not a real period?

And that's great news about the condom, "slip" is an awfully vague word to throw around in a sex ed class...But that's what this awesome site is for!

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Periods can come early sometimes, and be very random indeed; and that's not a cause for concern either. However, it's much more likely that it's bleeding from the EC, yes.

And I hear you about the word 'slip'; it was thrown around in my own sex ed too, causing much woe for me as a teen! [Smile]

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Ok, thanks so much for all your help. Is there a certain amount of time when, if the bleeding hasn't stopped, I should ask a doctor? I mean, if it goes on constantly for weeks, obviously that's an issue, but they don't have an estimate on that either? Thanks for your time!
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It's always a good idea to check in with a doctor about bleeding, anyway (or anything that seems different with our vaginal health). If it's still here today, I'd see a doctor when you can and mention the EC.

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So the bleeding went away on time and was a nonissue. However, I still haven't gotten my period. I took a pregnancy test about three days ago and it came out negative. However, I misread the instructions and held it absorbent-end down for about a minute before laying it flat. I also may have urinated on it a hair longer than five seconds. Finally, i didnt take it the.morning, although the brand instructions said that wasnt necesary. It was first response, btw. Could either of these give me a false negative?

I'm thinking I'll test again to be sure, but should I be worried about a false negative? I'm nearly two weeks late.

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So the bleeding went away on time and was a nonissue. However, I still haven't gotten my period. I took a pregnancy test about three days ago and it came out negative. However, I misread the instructions and held it absorbent-end down for about a minute before laying it flat. I also may have urinated on it a hair longer than five seconds. Finally, i didnt take it the.morning, although the brand instructions said that wasnt necesary. It was first response, btw. Could either of these give me a false negative?

I'm thinking I'll test again to be sure, but should I be worried about a false negative? I'm nearly two weeks late.

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Sorry for the second post, my back button messed me up.
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How long was the bleeding? and how long ago did it end? Keep in mind that if you had bleeding, no matter what the reason was, it's going to change your cycle. Your period comes because it's time to shed the uterine lining. If that lining has already been shed then your period isn't going to come just because it's the day or week when it's supposed to arrive. [Smile]

If your pregnancy test said that morning urine wasn't necessary then not using morning urine isn't a problem. [Smile] I can't tell you whether the way you took the test would produce a false negative. If you're concerned your best bet is to take another one.

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Ok, thanks for your response. I got another negative this afternoon after doing it right.

If I were counting my cycle from the day when the bleeding ended, I would still be 4 days late. I'm about 11 days late from my normal cycle. I also have a smallish infection on my skin over the last week, I went to the doctor for it earlier and start antibiotics today. Is it possible this delayed it, or possibly finals stress?

I've just been kinda freaked out by the forums I've been reading, my breasts are sore but I have no other pregnancy or pms symptoms. Is this from the plan b maybe? I know it's so unlikely that I'm late, especially with 2 negatives under my belt, the plan b, and the very small risk to begin with, but the fact my period still isn't here is still freaking me out.

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Ok, scratch all that, I got my period today. Thanks so much for all the support from Scarleteen!
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