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Pregnant or plan b altering period?

By Anonymous December 1, 2014 - 5:37am
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in September and October I purchased plan B for my girlfriend she received her period.On both months after taking the pill. we had unprotected sex once in NovemberI went in for only two strokes and stopped. I did not ejaculate inside of her. she now says her period was light, spotty, and lasted less than 24 hours. she got it at the end of the month like she always does. should i be worried about pregnancy or is this just plan b altering her period? again she took it two months in a row. please help!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question.

Plan B and all other emergency contraceptives are intended to be used only in emergency situations, and not as a regular form of birth control. The pill contains a high dose of a synthetic hormone. It prevents pregnancy by principally preventing ovulation.

So, your girlfriend took Plan B in September, again in October, and had a normal period afterwards. Now, did she take Plan B again in November after having unprotected sex? How long after unprotected sex did she have the vaginal spotting?

Since she missed having a period for November, I think she should take a home pregnancy test. If the results are negative, she needs to consult her gynecologist or primary care physician. If pregnancy is ruled out, she may have caused a hormonal imbalance by taking Plan B two consecutive months.


December 1, 2014 - 9:40am
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