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Pregnant after Plan B??

By Anonymous July 29, 2016 - 7:53am
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I had unprotected sex and took the plan B pill about 36 hours later. About 8 days later i noticed light brown discharge and coloring for a few days and then one day of extremely heavy bleeding (very very dark red, clotting, had to use 2 tampons) and then nothing after that. For the past 3 weeks I've had random tiny cramps and now my breasts are slightly tender. I don't know if my body is confused by the pill or if I really am pregnant. I've taken the pill before and my body has never reacted this way and I figured since there was so much blood that that would mean the pill worked but I could be wrong. Please help!!

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Thank you for responding! The last time I took the pill was a little over a year ago. At one point in time I remember taking 2 or 3 within maybe 6 months and still nothing with my body changed. I have scheduled an apt with a Gyno for next Friday. I have never had a pelvic exam before. I'm very nervous that something may be wrong and that's why my body is reacting this way. Is it possible that the bleeding I saw was an early period? I've heard it can do that.

July 29, 2016 - 8:57am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern.

I would say that Plan B worked and you did not become pregnant. That is evidenced by the one day of very heavy bleeding.

How long ago did you take Plan B, that is prior to this time? Have you taken the pill frequently?
When was the last time you had an exam with your gynecologist?

Anonymous, consider scheduling an appointment. It would be a good time to discuss birth control options. You should never depend on an ECP as birth control. It would be an opportunity to have blood testing to check your hormone levels.


July 29, 2016 - 8:42am
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