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By Anonymous July 25, 2017 - 11:00pm
 
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I ended my period the 14th and had sex for the first time the 15th, unprotected, he didn't cm in me it wasnt even for long so I don't think there was even precm + i wasn't ovulating, but I took a plan b within the first 12 hours (first 10) and now it's the 25th I just had my most fertile day on the 23rd according to my app and now I'm having clear sticky kinds wet transparent discharge and my nipples hurt so bad. I also 5 days after the plan b I took started having brown discharge and a little bit of blood like a short period and this lasted about 3 days. I can't be pregnant I'm too young and have been so anxious over this because I've been reading a lot of stuff such as these are pregnancy symptoms but then that they're not. I doubt I am but I need to know

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HERWriter Guide

Hello Anon

Thank you for your post!
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.

The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. They should get back to normal by the second cycle after.
Best,
Susan

July 26, 2017 - 7:23am
(reply to Susan Cody)

So there's really no chance of me being pregnant right?! I heard you can't get pregnant the day after your period because it's too soon in a new cycle or can't really when not ovulating but idk I'm so anxious and scared

July 26, 2017 - 2:46pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to j0371)

Hello

It's very uncommon to get pregnant from sex a day after your period if you have a regular average cycle - namely every four weeks (give or take a day or two). Additionally, there is really no risk after you take emergency contraception. And again - you didn't have any ejaculation.

Obviously we don't throw out guarantees when it comes to women's bodies but I'd say your risk is as close to zero as it gets. Try not to worry, I think you'll be fine.
Best,
Susan

July 26, 2017 - 2:54pm
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