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pregnancy or period cramps? please help

By Anonymous July 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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im having some heavy cramping in my left side lower abdomen. it feels like my regular menstrual cramps. but, i aready had my period this month on the 1st. (could it be ovulation??) me and my boyfriend had a pregnancy scare, so i took a plan b about 2 days ago.. could it be from that? i know pregnancy cramps are similar to menstrual cramps, im just really stressing over this. i need some honest answers right now, im only 16 and really need advice. where are pregnancy cramps usually located? like i stated, im only having it in one area.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us for help.

About 18% of women who take Plan B experience lower abdominal pain. I don't know specifically if it is on the right side, left side or across the lower abdomen.

Plan B prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. It is effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It can cause a delay in the start of your next period.

Anonymous, if your period is very late or you have no bleeding within 3 weeks of taking the pill, please test for pregnancy. You can contact your pediatrician if the cramps worsen. Please speak with your doctor about birth control. You are young, sexually active and need protection.


July 28, 2016 - 8:33am
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