Facebook Pixel

Freaking out you guys :(

By April 26, 2016 - 4:25pm
Rate This

(I described this in my last post). So, on April 17th me and my boyfriend had sex. The condom broke so we went into straight panic. An hour to two hours after the incident I took plan b. I had some of the side affects (bloating, cramps, headaches). My last period was April 6th, and I should be expecting my period on May 2nd. So I was just praying for the period to come. The morning of April 23rd I woke up and started bleeding REALLY heavy. I also had brown discharge in the mix. That lasted the whole day. It stayed pretty heavy on the 24th, but that night it started to lighten up. Then I started PANICKING!!! Because I thought of implantation bleeding! :( the rest of that night it was dark brown discharge in my pad. Then on the 25th it started to get heavy again. And then that night it started to lighten up and it was mostly brown discharge. Today, the 26th... When I woke up it was just brown discharge, but towards like 11 o'clock it felt heavy/ medium bleeding coming on. It stayed that way for a couple hours. Now it's mostly brown discharge and a little and some blood. I'm so worried I'm pregnant guys :(. I need all the comments and advice I can get! Is this bleeding because of the pill? Or implantation bleeding?!

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hi Kaitlyn_05,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

What you are most likely experiencing is the side effects of using emergency contraception. It is very common for women to have irregular menstrual symptoms anywhere from 2-4 months after use because there is such a high dose of hormones in it.

You took the emergency contraception rather quickly after the incident, so your chances of it preventing pregnancy are really high.  Below is an article to address a common situation such as yours:

The Condom Broke - Now What? How Emergency Contraception Works.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


April 26, 2016 - 10:45pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Emergency Contraception

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!