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Plan b spotting or implantation spotting?

By Anonymous October 31, 2015 - 6:13am
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Hi there, so I have taken plan b twice last week with just two days apart. My ovulation day is on October 25th and been using condoms as protection. Yesterday, October 30th, I noticed some spotting only once when I went to the washroom. It was when I used a tissue to wipe myself. It was red. Didn't experience another. I've had breast soreness for about two days now. I've also been having cramps. My expected period is on November 8th. How likely is it that it's from the plan b and not an implantation bleeding?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First of all, you should never take two doses of EC in the same week. Emergency contraception, is as the name suggests, for emergencies only. They are not mean to be taken as a regular birth control method. The reason for this is because it contains hormones. Taking too much will cause problems not only for your menstrual cycle, but for your hormonal health. Bleeding/spotting a few days after taking ER is a normal side effect. That is what you are experiencing. It is also not necessary to take ER if you used a condom that did not come off or break. If those 2 things did not happen, then the condom alone is enough to prevent pregnancy.
Your next period will be irregular from taking ER. This is to be expected and does not indicate pregnancy.

October 31, 2015 - 1:16pm
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