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A 22-year-old female asked:

i take my bc everyday. had sex 5 days ago when i took last pill of cycle &condom broke.so i took plan b day after.im a day late on period.do i worry?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Don't worry: Birth control pills, when taken properly are 99% effective. Adding the morning after pill only increases that number. The morning after pill can definitely delay a period, so i wouldn't worry, even if you have no period this cycle. Start your next pack on time as scheduled even if you don't get a period. And just because of that missed period, check a pregnancy test 14 days after condom broke.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Plan B could be the: cause. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ,Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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