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Plan B and pregnancy

By Anonymous September 5, 2017 - 6:15am
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I had unprotected sex while I was drunk on August 3rd, 2017. My period had ended July 29th, 2017. I don't remember having sex at all but my friends had told me I did. The guy had no idea if he came in me so he was freaking out. Around 25 hours later I took plan b. I started to have brown bleeding 6 or 7 days after that lasted as long as my actual period would last, so for about 4 days. It is now September 5th, 2017 and I still haven't gotten my period. I am 9 days late. I have no symptoms of being one month pregnant but I've heard not everyone gets symptoms. I've been having minor cramping for a couple of days, but I'm freaking out that I'm pregnant. Can I be late for changing my diet of eating, stress, and being scared? Or is it most likely possible I am pregnant?

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Hello and thank you for writing!

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.
The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each women is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.

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