I am 18 years old. I had sex january 13th. We used a condom but it broke. He came outside of me but about 10 hours later I took plan b just to be safe. January 21st, I had a early, normal 7 day period. I was due to have my next period the 20th. We haven't had sex since then because we are waiting till im on birth control. I'm just curious what are the chances i'm pregnant. We used a condom/ he pulled out/ and I used plan b. I'm being put on birth control but have to wait until my next period to start taking it and it hasn't come yet. I have a sore throat and I'm a tiny bit nauseous. im only a day late and I may be overthinking this but I would like someone to ease my nerves.
Dear Lauren kids,
I am so sorry to hear you are so scared. I remember being your age and going through some of those tough times. First you MUST relax, high stress levels can affect your period, and the Plan B medication you took has a high probability of affecting your period timing as well. Did you also know that as we work or become friends with other women, our bodies can change our period date as well ? Due to pheromones in the body !!! Crazy isn't it ?
We will actually sync with other women ... this is the reason that women who work together often ALL have their period around the same time. ( poor bosses )
It sounds like you have taken every step possible that you could have...
I am going to give you some info that you may already know,( so if you do, then I apologize) but if it's something you didn't know... then it may help ease your mind a bit. I am going to state this advice under the assumption that you have a healthy reproductive system with no ovarian or tubal issues ?
The day you started your period in December is going to be helpful to know.
The day you started count that as day #1.
Continue to count everyday after that, (even after your period was over..) You are most fertile on days #11-15. These are generally the days that your body ovulates and releases the egg. Yes, I would say you could get pregnant at anytime of the month BUT... the days you are ovulating and MOST likely to get pregnant are days #11-15 after the first day of your period. So, think back on your start date in December, and count forward from there. I hope this helps and I didn't make it sound too confusing ? I will try to add you to the friends list so you can ask something else if you would like...
in the meantime, try to be calm, and I will keep you in my thoughts. xo
You are highly unlikely to get pregnant from those circumstances, although it depends how much pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-cum) left the condom & entered your vagina, before he withdrew. It is possible to become pregnant from pre-cum.
If you were fertile at the time the accident happened, then you'd need to have used one of the other methods of emergency contraception (the other type of emergency pill (Ulipristal Acetate) or have had an IUD fitted by a doctor. Either of those things could be done within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex, & may help prevent pregnancy. Plan B (Levonorgestrel) does not cover you against pregnancy if you are already ovulating, as it only works by delaying ovulation, & it can't do that if it's too late.
Some people think that Plan B works in other ways, but the Manufacturer does not lay claim to that.
It's normal for your menstrual cycle to be irregular for a month or two after using Plan B, & you could get any hormonal symptoms that you may get with a period or pregnancy.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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