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Can you still get pregnant after Postinor 2?

By Anonymous March 27, 2013 - 1:26pm
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Hi I had intercouse with my bf 5 days after my period we use protection an after I took postinor 2 pills beacause I think precum got on my virginia I took one pill a few minutes after an the other 12 hours after that but I am spotting brown an I am getting lower back an belly pains is this normal? I don't want to get pregnant

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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thank you very much

July 4, 2013 - 7:17am

Hello Anonymous,
How long ago did this happen? When is your next period due?

There is little to no chance of getting pregnant when you have protected intercourse five days after completing your period. Conception happens when you have unprotected sex during ovulation. Ovulation generally occurs about 14 days before the start of your next period. Five days after the last day of a menstrual period is too early for ovulation to occur.

Taking Postinor 2 within 24 hours of unprotected sex is about 95% in preventing pregnancy.

If you do not get your period within three weeks of taking Postinor 2, test for pregnancy. Breakthrough bleeding can sometimes occur two to three days after taking the pill. That may explain the spotting. The lower back and abdominal pain may not be related to taking Postinor 2, I don't know.


March 27, 2013 - 4:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

This happen 3 days ago an I been getting the spotting an pains a day after

March 27, 2013 - 5:34pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for replying with more information. The spotting is most likely breakthrough bleeding related to taking Postinor 2. If the lower back and abdominal pain do not go away in the next two days, give your primary care provider a call.


March 28, 2013 - 4:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Its been 6 days since I took the pill an my period came back or this could the the breakthrough bleeding but I am getting the period pain does this mean the pill worked or not?

March 30, 2013 - 7:20am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If you are having a menstrual flow that lasts a several days, similar to when you have your monthly period, then you are not pregnant and you know that the pill worked.

I hope this calms any concerns that you may have.


April 1, 2013 - 4:54pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes thank you so much

April 1, 2013 - 5:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi its me again sorry tho u been really helpful I need to kno one last thing :). After the bleeding which last 5 days the 7 day I took a pregnancy test it was negative but I am feeling different I been getting light brown spotting off an on belly pain an been feeling real upset plus I been only running to pee. I am expecting to get my period on the 15th tho do u think the pills is the cause or do I need a next pregnancy test done???

April 9, 2013 - 4:57am
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