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Plan B failed; heavy bleeding; still prego?

By Anonymous May 13, 2017 - 9:31am
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I had a regular period in March 2017. My husband and I had intercourse around the end of March. I took a Plan B the next morning. About 5 days after taking the Plan B I had heavy bleeding for about 5 days. A week or so later I had another heavy period. So, in April I had what I thought was 2 normal heavy periods each lasting 5-6 days with clotting. Moving forward to May 11, I took two pregnancy tests and both are positive. My question is how in the world a pregnancy survived under those circmstances? We have 4 children so I am very aware of how easy it is to get pregnant. We are both so confused because we thought for sure with all of that bleeding I was definitely not pregnant.

I am having mild lower back and abdominal cramps every day (mimicking cramps I get before my cycle each month).
Can someone explain to me how a pregnancy survived these conditions?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

You need to see your gynecologist about this right away. It's definitely not normal to have this kind of bleeding if you are pregnant.

Keep us updated.


May 13, 2017 - 1:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Here is my update:

The ultrasound measures be to be approx 5 weeks pregnant. I am still spotting each day but the doctor says she can't tell whether or not I am miscarrying. I am too early into the pregnancy for the ultrasound to pick up a heartbeat.

May 17, 2017 - 7:26am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)


Thank you for the update. I hope everything works out for you.


May 17, 2017 - 12:40pm
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