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Should I take Plan B?

By January 5, 2016 - 5:25am
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Hello I need some advice.
I'm on my 2nd week of taking birth control. On Sunday I took my pill at an earlier time that i usually do, and later that day I took Monday's pill because I completely had a brain freeze and forgot I had taken it. So basically I took two in one day. I started spotting Sunday night and on Monday had my 1st light flow day of my period, I also had unprotected sex with my bf that day. I didn't take my pill because I took it on Sunday by accident, but took Tuesday's pill like 2 hours after unprotected sex (which technically by that time it was Tuesday already). My question is: should I take plan b just to be safe?

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Hello Glopez04,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for coming to us with your question.

No. Do not take Plan B. You are protected against becoming pregnant because you are taking birth control pills, even though you messed up. By taking an ECP, you will overdose your body with hormones and cause a problem.

I am concerned that you started spotting on Sunday and had a light flow the next day.
Please contact your gynecologist about this today.


January 5, 2016 - 9:25am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I've just continued to spot, and it's been a week now. It's not enough for me to wear a pad, I just wear it so I don't get it on my underwear. I can just see it when I wipe. I consulted my doctor about it, and she just said to continue taking the birth control, she said more than likely it's just a hormonal imbalance because of the plan b I took. Is it "breakthrough" bleeding that I'm experiencing? Should I be concerned since its been a week now? How long does it take for it to go away? It's just frustrating to have to deal with this.

January 12, 2016 - 6:26pm
Guide (reply to Glopez04)

Hi Glopez04,

I am glad that you spoke with your doctor. These are questions you should ask her. She is more knowledgeable about this than I am since she is a physician.


January 13, 2016 - 10:03am
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