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So me and my boyfriend had protected sex 12 days ago and the condom broke, he pulled out right away. I had recently been on birth control, but not for long, i stopped midway which messed up my cycle, and we had sex when (if I'm going by the new cycle) i should have ovulated. So my body was already messed up as it was, but a day and a half after that I took plan B, and everything has been fine and dandy, minus some nausea and breast tenderness LATELY. I didn't get any symptoms until a couple days after I took it, and today, I noticed some spotting. My period is technically due in 5 days so I'm kind of freaking out because I don't know if plan B didn't work and I am pregnant, or if this is a combined side effect of my stress, plan B and birth control. If anyone has any comments on this it would be super much appreciated because I cannot deal with being pregnant.
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Robin Lee
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Plan B can definitely alter cycles for a few months. And, as you pointed out, stres can also impact cycles.

If you're feeling like you need some reassurance, you can take a pregnancy test 14 days after the risk occurred.

Nothing you're saying here though is setting off alarm bells. You and your boyfriend reacted right away when the condom broke, and you took emergency contraception.


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