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Pregnant after MAP?

By Anonymous October 15, 2016 - 3:57am
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Hi, I had unprotected sex the day after my period ended (25th Sept) at around 4 in the morning and he pulled out but I didn't think he fully pulled out on time. I took the morning after pill (Levonelle) later in the early afternoon about 9 hours later. Roughly 5 days later around the 30th of September I started cramping and had brown discharge which turned into a mini 3-4 day period. According to my period tracker I was supposed to ovulate 4th October and start my period 18th of October, I have a pretty regular cycle normally. However since monday 10th October I've had light cramping in my lower abdomen but it has gradually gotten heavier so I thought I'd started my period but I haven't. I had some backache a few days ago but that only lasted 1-2 days and is not really noticeable now, so I'm not sure if I just slept funny. I am also very constipated and feel gassy. Could I be pregnant? I know my period isn't due for a few days and plan b messes up your period but I'm really worried

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Thank you so much for the quick response, I feel a bit more at ease. I don't remember exactly how long the bleeding was for but it wasn't as heavy/long as my usual period although the I had the same cramping, and a lot of it was brown - I'm not sure if it still counts? I will take a test when I am able to in a few days.

Thank you!

October 15, 2016 - 9:15am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again

The bleeding can count as a period.


October 16, 2016 - 10:16am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Hi Susan,
I haven't got my period yet but far the past 2 days I have been cramping, my boobs are also bigger as they usually are when my period is coming. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests over the past 1-2 weeks all negative, the one I took this morning was negative. However last night I noticed there was a small hard bump under the skin in my lower stomach, right above my vagina/pubic bone. When I lie down I can't feel it but when I stand up I can feel it very clearly. Is this normal? I've read how some people say you can feel your uterus when you're pregnant but should I be able to feel anything if I had unprotected sex 4 1/2 weeks ago, and had the short bleed after the morning after pill 3 1/2 weeks ago? I'm so worried.
Also the last time I messaged you I saw one or two spots of blood in my cervical mucus, it was the egg white consistency.
Any advice?

Thank you

October 26, 2016 - 4:07am
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon!

Thank you for your post!

It's very unlikely you are pregnant. Since you had that "mini-period" after taking emergency contraception, pregnancy is not viable.

The month after taking EC can be a bit unpredictable due to large surge of hormones that enter the body so your next period being late is nothing to worry about. Since you had this period (and 3-4 days is considered a normal period rather than a short one) in early October, your next period may be at the end of October thereabouts.

As always, a pregnancy test will let you know for sure and would be accurate by now.


October 15, 2016 - 7:54am
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