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Implantation Spotting or Plan B spotting?

By February 14, 2017 - 8:43am
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Cycle started 1/20/17. Had unprotected sex 1/27/17. Took Plan B One Step 1/28/17. Had no symptoms initially. But 5 days later, I started to have headaches, light nosebleeds, heartburn, gas, tender breasts. Where I'm growing extra concerned is that on 2/12/17(day 24 of cycle) I experienced very light spotting. It was pink in color and only was there when I wiped twice. I have four children, and if I did not take this Plan B, then I would be certain that I am pregnant, but because I did take the pill I am not so sure. Does what I described sound like implantation spotting, or Plan b spotting?

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Hello rmbrown89,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your question.

If you have a 28 to 30 day menstrual cycle, your new cycle started on January 20, which would have been the first day of your period. If your period lasts five to seven days, you would have just ended or been ending your period on January 27. Is this correct?

If you had just finished your period when you took Plan B, there was no time for your uterine lining to build up, and you would only have spotting instead of a flow.

The timing seems off to be implantation bleeding. Wait and see if you get your period for this month. If you do not, consider taking an early response pregnancy test and talking with your gynecologist. Please keep us updated.


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