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if i bleed after plan b does that indicate that i am NOT pregnant?

By June 15, 2011 - 11:00am
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Hello, i bled 5 days after taking plan b and it has lasted for about 4-5 days now, it is a dark brownish color. my last period was on may 20th, so could this be my period or merely withdrawal bleeding? Even if it is, does this indicate that i am NOT pregnant?

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so if i took a test today (10 days after possible conception) it would not be accurate?

June 15, 2011 - 12:23pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to pleasehelp345)

Hi again!

No, very likely not. I mentioned above to wait 14-21 days.


June 15, 2011 - 12:51pm

okay, well i have irregular periods, so can i take a pregnancy test 14 days after the intercourse and would it be accurate?

June 15, 2011 - 11:35am
HERWriter Guide (reply to pleasehelp345)

Hi again

Most tests will be accurate within 14 days after sex because they show results 3-5 days before your period is due. But the closer to your due date is better. With an irregular cycle, you may want to give it 2-3 weeks.

Good luck!

June 15, 2011 - 11:57am
HERWriter Guide

Hi pleasehelp345

Thanks for your post!

Since your period is due now anyway, it's hard to say if your bleeding is a side effect of Plan B (a fairly common side effect) or your period. But since the bleeding was five days long, it could well have been your period.

Your best bet is to take a pregnancy test to be sure. And you can read more on this topic here: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/how-do-you-know-if-plan-b-worked


June 15, 2011 - 11:22am
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