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By Anonymous July 1, 2017 - 11:54pm
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So around mid June, I had sex with my boyfriend. There was complications with the condom and it broke, so I took plan b within 12 hours. Then, a few days later, another mishap and just to be safe, took another plan b. When I did some research it said it was fine to take another if needed. To clear things up, I am not trying to use Plan b as a normal form of BC, I know that's not what it is. But shiii happens so I did what i had to do.

Anyways, about a week or so after, I got some bleeding. But it was watery blood and it was clotty. Mostly just a lot of blood clots. This lasted for 5 days. The blood never filled a pad but if soaked through my shorts one day. I was afraid this was implantation bleeding but not sure.

I was supposed to start my period 6 days ago. But so far all I've been getting was brown discharge for the past 2 days. I am going to take a test soon but I wanted to put this out here and see if there were any simiar stories.

Am I late because of the 2 Plan Bs? Or am I pregnant? Please help!

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for writing.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is very small. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. If you don’t get your next period within a week or so of its expected date, a pregnancy test is recommended. It can cause your period to be early or late, have a lighter or a heavier flow so be aware of this.

Taking more of this medication than prescribed can cause a hormonal imbalance which can cause irregularity.

The bleeding you had was withdrawal bleeding which typically indicates the ECP was effective.


July 2, 2017 - 5:33am
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