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Implantation bleeding or Emergency Contraceptive?

By Anonymous May 5, 2017 - 5:06am
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My last period ended on the 21st of April, and I had sex on the 22nd (a day after it ended). Took an EC 15 hours after; on the 23rd. A week had passed without any light spotting or bleeding, and on the 29th of April I had unprotected sex but he did not ejaculate in my vagina and am certain because there was a few minutes where I was using my hands to make him cm and I did not take EC on this occasion, also my period calendar had stated ovulation may have started this day. 4 days later, on the 3rd of May I started to feel stomach cramping, stronger than I would usually get on my periods, and also noticed some spotting which was more brown in color. The cramping stopped on the 4th and the bleeding was not spotting but was present when I wiped after going to the bathroom and completely stopped on the 5th of May. My period is not supposed to come again until the 18th of May (2 weeks from now). I have not taken any pregnancy tests as it would be too soon.

The confusion arises as bleeding from EC usually occurs within 7 days of taking EC but it was around 12 days. Also for implantation bleeding usually takes 6-12 days and is generally brown or pinkish. My scenario does not quite fit in either of the situations. So I was just would like to know if my situation sounds more like implantation bleeding or bleeding due to the EC.


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