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Should I be concerned?

By Anonymous July 16, 2016 - 7:40pm
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I just recently had a baby (in March) and got my first cycle on May 20th that lasted 6 days. Then me and my boyfriend were intimate on the 28th. Out of paranoia I decided to take a Plan B pill that day to ensure I wouldn't get pregnant due to everyone emphasizing how fertile your are postpartum. I then had a cycle again on 4th of June that lasted about 4 days. So figured I was in the clear and no worries.

However, according to my cycle app I was due to have another cycle on 2nd of July and as of today (16th) I have yet to get it. I've had cramping and that's it. Initially, I wasn't concerned because when I used to take Plan B back in 2008 it would make my cycle irregular and it remaine irregular until 2014. I once went 7 months with a cycle. But now that I know I can have kids, the irregularity is driving me insane! Everything I read makes me feel I should be fine and plus I don't "feel" pregnant. When I was pregnant before, intuitively I just felt in my inner being that I felt different. But yet I'm here looking for answers cause I'm paranoid to get pregnant again!

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
The symptoms you have are normal side effects of emergency contraception, and not due to pregnancy. Side effects include: bleeding a few days after taking the drug, cramping, nausea, tender breasts, and a disrupted menstrual cycle.
It may take a while for your cycle to return to normal, however this does not mean your are pregnant.

July 17, 2016 - 1:50pm
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