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Late Period on Birth Control

Okay, so my girlfriend started taking her birth control approximately 3 weeks ago. About two weeks into it, she missed two days. However, she "made up" for it by taking two pills a day for two days. We had unprotected sex, and she took a pill immediately after. Now, she has started the "period" stretch of her birth control, but is three days into it with no sign of her period.

Now, I've noticed she's been complaining about her uterus and her breasts being sore, which is common when shes about to begin her period. That being said, I just wanted to cover all the bases and see if there is anything to be worried about.
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First Helper worrywart01
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replied May 28th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
There is one thing to be worried about.

SHE SHOULD have used PLAN B morning after pill, because that mix up did mess up her protection. PLAN B is okay to use with birth control, and is created for situations like this.

WITH that being said, MOST women do not start their period for 4 pills into the period week. Her not having a period yet is normal.

NO matter when she starts her period, she should always begin her new pack on time! EVEN if she misses her period.


IF she took a pregnancy test NOW it would be accurate.
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replied May 30th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
maybe she just needs to finish the placebos..you said she was into "the period week" of the pills so i take it shes on the placebos..if shes anything like me, mine doesn't come until the very last placebo and i have it for about the first 2 or 3 pills of the new pack, maybe shes just waiting for it to come still? but if it doesn't definitely do a pregnancy test, maybe she can set an alarm on her phone to remind her to take it..thats what I do and i'm anal about taking it on time every day, that alarm really helps in making sure i dont forget, and eases my mind
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