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Pregnancy likelihood?

By Anonymous November 15, 2016 - 8:47am
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My last three periods have been 9/3, 10/1, and 10/31. On 11/5, I had condom protected sex (6th day of cycle), with no notable breakages or slippages. However, I still felt anxious, so I took Plan B 6-8 hours after sex. I also started Seasonique that day. Fast forward to 9 days later (11/14), and I woke up with some bright red spotting that went away quickly; also my breasts have been sensitive. Today (11/15) I had some brown/pink spotting as well, and my breasts continue to hurt. How likely was I to have gotten pregnant from sex on the 6th day of my cycle, using condoms and plan B? Does the spotting sound like implantation bleeding? Please help!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community for our thoughts on this spotting.

Implantation bleeding, which does not occur with every pregnancy, is pink or brown spotting that happens when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. This happens about six to 12 days following conception. It is pink of brown spotting that lasts about two to three days, never increases to a flow and goes away on its own.

You had bright red spotting on November 14 that went away. Today you are having pink brown spotting.

But, you had protected intercourse days after your last period for October. You then took Plan B and started the oral contraceptive, Seasonique.

I am wondering if the spotting and breast tenderness are the result of the high blast of hormones your body got as a result of taking an ECP and starting birth control at the same time.

Anonymous, consider speaking with your gynecologist about this.


November 15, 2016 - 9:00am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for your reply. One follow-up question- should I be overly concerned about pregnancy at this time? What are the chances that both plan b and the condom failed, especially given that sex occurred at a less fertile time in my cycle?

November 15, 2016 - 9:26am
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Hello Anonymous,

I don't think you should be concerned about pregnancy at all. My suggestion of speaking with your gynecologist was based on a potential overdosing with the hormones in the ECP and oral contraceptive.


November 15, 2016 - 9:29am
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