I started using contraceptive patch too early!!

Patient

Q: Hello! Recently I decided to star using contraceptive patches. I was waiting until first day of period to start using it. Three days before planned period I noticed a tiny bit of blood or something that looked like blood on my underwear so I thought it's my period and immediately I put the first patch. Later I realised it wasn't period. I'm not even sure what it was. I kept my patch though, as I was afraid it would make it worse. I thought I would still get my period and everything would be back to normal. I put the patch on the 3rd of September. Today is 8th and I still don't have my period (2 days late). I do get strong pains that I normally get before period, but there is no bleeding. I did 2 pregnancy tests just in case, few days ago and today, both negative. My question is, shall I keep the patch on and continue to use it for 3 weeks as it supposed to be used, or shall I remove it? Is it possible that I'm not getting my period because of the wrong useage of the patch? Can it be harmful? What shall I do? I will be very greatful for any answers as I am getting very worried. Thank you in advance, Katrina

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