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everglow
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A close friend of mine and I had sex last night. Here's my question: She has been on the pill for several cycles. The week before we had sex, she had missed 2 days of pills. On the third day, she took three. Two days later, we had unprotected sex. I ejaculated inside of her.

Immediately afterwards, she told me that she had missed a pill. We drove to several drug stores and grabbed a dose of Plan B, which ended up being administered about three hours after sex. She exhibited none of the tell-tail signs of the drug; she didn't have a period although she admittedly had a headache and some stomach pains during the drugs cycle. These may or may not have been stress related.

So my question is this: What is the possibility of pregnancy in this situation? Is the lack of any menstruation during Plan B a good sign?

Thank you!

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Karybu
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In this case, the pregnancy risk is low. However, after taking EC, it's always wise to follow up with a pregnancy test 10-14 days after the risk, just to be on the safe side.

Per the lack of menstruation: you really can't use signs like that to judge whether the EC was effective, as everyone's body reacts differently. Some women experience some cycle wonkiness, some don't, and it's really impossible to predict what a given woman will experience.

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everglow
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Thank you kindly; two pregnancy tests were purchased with the Plan B. They will be used accordingly.

Thank you very much [Big Grin]

Any other information regarding the lack of a menstruation following the Plan B would be appreciated.

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dailicious
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Really there's not a lot more we can tell you - EC is essentially a large dose of hormonal birth control, and that ontop of the birth control she was already taking are likely to cause some sort of wonkiness, which could include causing her to skip a period or for her period/withdrawl bleed to be later than normal.

So, since we can't see inside her uterus and brain and know what checmicals are being released and what's doing what, that's about our limit. [Smile]

[ 11-12-2006, 08:22 AM: Message edited by: dailicious ]

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