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Plan B

By Anonymous May 30, 2013 - 4:46pm
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hello allI just have a few questions.
I took a Plan B the next morning after intercourse. I am supposed to be abstaining because I am in the process of becoming a surrogate. Well obviously I did some not so responsible things...leading to me taking the pill. I am just kinda freaking out because I heard it only delays ovulation because of the boost in Progesterone. I also heard it isn't as effective if you have unprotected sex after you take the pill. I am just a little nervous now. It has been 8 days and Im a little crampy since early this morning. I don't ever get any sort of premenstrual effects. Has anyone else had a experience like mine? or can you just educate me more on this. I already looked on the Plan B site and it doesn't answer my questions.

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Hello Anonymous,

When taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, Plan B helps prevent pregnancy from happening by stopping ovulation, as you mention, and may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg, which is the uniting of the sperm with the egg, or by preventing attachment or implantation to the uterus.

I do not know how effective Plan B is in preventing pregnancy if you have unprotected sex days after taking it. I think that is what you are asking.

Some women will have mild side effects after taking this pill. These include changes in your period, nausea, lower abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness.

The only way of knowing if Plan B has been effective is when you get your next period. If your period is late beyond one week, you should test for pregnancy.

I don't know if this help because it is based on information found on the product website.


May 30, 2013 - 5:12pm
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