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Does withdrawal bleeding (from PlanB/ECP) mean that no pregnant ?

By Anonymous September 11, 2017 - 9:00am
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Me and my girlfriend got stupid enough to have sex unprotected on Sep 04, her 9th day (her cycle is usually 30+ days). Although I pulled out, we took ECP (called Postinor-1) immediately 30-45 minutes later.
She got period-like bleeding at Sep 09 (about five days after she took the pill), from her perspective the bleeding is almost identical to her period bleeding. After researching I found that this is called "withdrawal bleeding".
I have read pretty much everything that can be found on the internet. Some people said that if the bleeding occurred then the case of pregnancy is ruled out. Is this information reliable ? And we obviously will take a pregnancy test but how long after intercourse/planB should the result be accurate ? Can this bleeding can be viewed as a 'reset' of her cycle ? Any light on the current situation means world to us.

Thank you for listening, we will definitely use condom or any other reliable BC method in the future, lesson is learned.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

The bleeding is proof that the pill was effective and she did not become pregnant.

ECP can cause changes in the menstrual cycle. Her next period could start earlier or later than expected. Flow might be lighter or heavier than normal.


September 11, 2017 - 9:47am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

So when should I take the test to make sure that she is not pregnant ?

September 11, 2017 - 10:15am
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