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Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous March 11, 2017 - 8:12pm
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So I had sex on Feb 11, 2017 and the condom broke and we didn't realize until after. This was maybe day 4 of my 3-4 day period, and I was hardly spotting at that point. (I have a fairly regular cycle and have severe pms symptoms: extreme cramps, mood swings, heavy bleeding.) I took plan b 30-40 mins after, experienced light/medium spotting for a almost a week after, and it varied in flow and was brighter red towards the end. Condom broke again on us again on maybe the 23rd of Feb, maybe a few days before, took plan b 30 mins after tops, didn't experience spotting. I'm now a few days late for my regularely scheduled March period, have been having cramps for the past 5-ish days, and some of them have been prett painful. Have been experiencing mood-swings but mainly me just being easily irritable which is common for my pms symptoms. No bleeding yet, by I have also been under a LOT of stress lately. I just today experienced a light reddish brown discharge. It's also been smelling like period down there for as long as I've been having the cramps, just no full on bleeding yet.

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is small. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 3-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. It can cause your period to be early or late, have a lighter or heavier flow, so be aware of this. If you don’t get your period within a week or so of its expected date, you can test for pregnancy, although the risk is very low.


March 12, 2017 - 4:25am
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