Should I take the Plan B pill?

Patient : I did not have a period this last month due to unknown reasons. I am assuming cyst, since I have had a problem with them in the past. I went to the doctor and was given birth control along with a pregnancy test that was negative. I have been taking the pill for a week now without a period. Last night durring intercourse the condom broke. I am worried about the possibility of pregnancy. Should I take the Plan B pill or just not worry at all?
Doctor :   It is recommended to use backup contraceptive methods such as condoms at least for the first week of starting the oral c ontraceptive pills. Since you are exactly at a week from starting them, I would suggest you to take Plan B to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Continue follow up with your gynecologist for possible Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I wish you the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi , I had sex with partner 1 on June 29 then with new partner from July 12 till July 30 th setempber 1 I find out th...

Q: I had been having pelvic dull pain for a few weeks and so I went to the doctor. They did a transvaginal ultrasound (a...

Q: I had sex on day 5 period , i had iud insertion 5 months back my hubby withdraw his penis out of me during ejaculatio...

Q: I had sex on my ovulation day, took ellaone 30 minutes after condom broke and ejaculation. Is there a high chance of ...

Q: I had an IUD inserted November 7 and the first week I experience severe cramping and now about three weeks after I am...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews