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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Sprintec, Plan B and late period.


 putyrrecordson - Fri May 22, 2009 8:02 am

I have been on Sprintec for the last 5 years. I take it religiously, and never miss it.

I had sex on the 14th (Thursday). I always like to use a backup plan (condom), but didn't.

So I went the next morning, the 15th (Friday) and took Plan B as a backup.

My period should have started this week (should have been on Tues/Wed).

On Wednesday, I started to have had a little brownish, very light discharge...but not my period.

So my period as of today is about 3 days late...

How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

How much longer should I wait to take a home pregnancy test?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:39 pm

User avatar Hello,
If you take the pill religiously, as you said, your chances of pregnancy are extremely slight, even without the back up condom or plan B. Adding emergency contraception would pretty much eliminate any lingering slight possibility. However, these are powerful hormones and they notoriously mess up your cycle, so don't be alarmed about no period. Take a pregnancy test if you want but I am quite confident the changes you have noticed are side effects from the hormones you took.

Best wishes.

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