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Could I Be Pregnant If i took plan b and didnt technically "have sex"?

By February 6, 2010 - 8:09pm
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I didnt "have sex" just fooled around basically everything but ACTUAL intercourse. I took plan b because i've never done anything like that and freaked out so i took it like 30 hours after that night. I had some cramping and a very light period that only last two days about a week after i took the pill. It wasnt late or anything it was actually kind of early. I dont feel nauseous or my breasts are not sore or anything. I do feel kinda bloated though. I dont know if i am just over reacting because i am still a virgin since we never actually had intercourse. Can i be pregnant or is the bleeding just from the pill and i should expect another one? I'd appreciate the help. Thanks

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hello !!so I guess I'm in the same situation as the lady above concerning being a virgin and fooling around without having intercourse, there was no ejaculation in or anywhere close to my vagina. and I took plan B (2pill form) on Thursday 29th December 2016. 14to 15hours after the fooling around. it's Tuesday 3rd December and only had mild cramps, no nausea or sore boobs just, had a headache last night. and waiting cause my my next period is due on the 18th of January and I took the pill 2days after my period..i haven't had any form of Bleeding yet. so should I be anxious ??or is it too soon to tell?? I don't want to be pregnant.

January 2, 2017 - 11:30pm
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Nope thank you very much you guys are all so helpful!!! =)

February 12, 2010 - 10:09pm

Yes it helps a lot thank you. I took the pregnancy test after the bleeding that occured and it can up as negative? If it was Implantation bleeding it would have came out positive right? Sorry i have so many questions just curious lol!

February 11, 2010 - 9:57pm
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Right, ampr01. You are exactly right. If it was implantation bleeding, it would have come up as positive on a pregnancy test.

And never apologize for having questions! It's the entire reason we're here!!! Can we help you with anything more?

February 12, 2010 - 9:17am


If there was no ejaculation near or outside of the vagina, you can be certain that you're safe from pregnancy. In order to become pregnant, sperm MUST enter the vagina and travel up to meet the egg in the woman's fallopian tubes.

It does sound like you're overreacting a little. But that's OK. In the future, if you think you may go further, you may want to have condoms on hand or even think about other forms of birth control. The anxiety is not worth it!!

Plan B is different with different women. You might be regular next month -- or it might take two. Either way, don't fret, ok? It's normal because it has an affect on the hormones that cause your period.

Does this halp a little?

February 10, 2010 - 10:07am

Thanks for the help. No there was not ejaculation outside of the vagina or near it. I took a preg test just to be safe and it came out negative. I believe the bleeding i had was "breakthrough bleeding" from plan b because it wasn't spotting it was heavier than spotting. I still do not feel any changes in my body or nauseous or anything i think i may have been over reacting but i am going to take another one in about a week. Caould it have still been my period even if it only lasted two days? How long does it take for plan B to get you "regular" again with periods? Once again thank you for your help.

February 8, 2010 - 4:50pm


The bleeding you experienced could have been caused by the Plan B, or it could have been a period....but it sounds like it was your period since you said it was right on time (when you expected your period), and it lasted for several days.

Plan B does cause irregular bleeding (this is not harmful), and makes it difficult for women to know if it is their period or not. Typically, this irregular bleeding does not occur at the time of their expected period, and is very light...more like spotting or what is called "breakthrough bleeding" (not as heavy as a period, but a little more than just spotting).

It does not matter if you have intercourse or not regarding pregnancy, as there are some sexual behaviors that are known to be "low risk" for pregnancy and "high risk" for pregnancy.
High Risk Sexual Behaviors for Pregnancy include:
- Penis-to-vagina penetration without correct use of birth control (intercourse)
- Penis-to-vagina contact without penetration, and without barrier (condom)
- Ejaculatory fluid that comes into contact with the vagina

Did any of the above occur? You can "fool around" and be very safe from pregnancy; there are many "safer sex" options that you can do in which the penis and vagina... and most importantly their fluids!...do not come into contact with each other.

Lastly, you would not have any pregnancy symptoms this early, and the chance of pregnancy without intercourse is extremely slight, depending on what type of "fooling around" you did (theoretically, a penis could ejaculate outside of the vagina, and the semen could travel into the vaginal canal, without penetration).

February 7, 2010 - 8:08am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Hi I'm not a member or anything but I read what you said about how it travels..about four days ago me and my bf fooled around without penetration he didn't ejaculate directly inside me but close to my area.I'm probably just over reacting but I haven't had my period yet and I do if I'm being ridiculous but I feel a slight knot over my vagina.I was thinking about going on plan b but I'm not sure.is there any way I could get advise or any information from you?????

June 27, 2017 - 8:25am
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