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Completely confused

By Anonymous November 6, 2011 - 8:19pm
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My husband and I had sex around the middle of my cycle and six days later I took Next Choice (a little late, but it was to calm my husband). Anyway, well today we were having sex (rougherthan usual) and midway through he noticed blood. It's not enough to need a liner or anything (I can see it on the toilet paper), but I am still bleeding. I don't know if it is implataion bleeding, caused by Next Choice, or if I just got hurt a little bit during sex. My next period is due in mid November.

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I have stopped bleeding. So that's good I guess, but I am still concerned and I can't go to a doctor as I am out of town (thought about going to a doctor, but realized I don't have a new one yet) I have taken next choice before and didn't have any spotting issues. I do worry because we want more children just not yet. We had to move to my husbands hometown for a better job and are still living with his mom and dad. Kind of embarassing and humiliating to admit...so I am nervous...

November 7, 2011 - 6:43am

Hi Anon,

If you didn't take Next Choice, I would say this is likely Implantation bleeding, which occurs about a week before you're supposed to get your period. Even though you passed the window period for the emergency contraceptive to be effective, you still took it and can still have side effects from it. 

Side effects can be found here: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/what-are-side-effects-emergency-contraceptives-such-plan-b-and-next-choice

If your period is late, please take a pregnancy test. Hope this helps,


November 7, 2011 - 6:33am
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