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Spotting after Next Choice - or am I pregnant?

By May 18, 2012 - 7:21pm
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I had sex with this guy I regularly hook up with on the 7th. We didn't use protection and he came inside me. He never did this before, normally he pulls out. Then I had sex on the 10th with someone new, and he did the same thing! Ugh. So I went out and got Next Choice and took it on the 11th. I figured it would eliminate the chance of getting pregnant from either guy since it was still with 120 hours. I know the faster you take the pill it works better but I was hoping it would still do the trick. Then I went and hooked up with my original guy again on the 13th and he came in me twice! He said he didn't think it mattered because I took the pill but I told him it didn't stop things from happening AFTER! I didn't take another pill though either. It is now the 18th and I'm spotting. Well I don't know if it is spotting or my period. How can you tell? I don't have the strong cramps I usually have when I get my period and it started yesterday and is still very light. I also have a weird very slight feeling in my lower pelvic area, on the right side. No pain or tenderness to touch, just a weird feeling like something is off. I guess I slight cramp. What's going on? Am I pregnant? And if so, can I assume it is one guy over the others? Or is this just a side effect of Next Choice? Help! I'm freaking out!

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Yeah I knew I wasn't protected AFTER.. idk what he was thinking. How long does the spotting last? It's been 3 days! And spotting is a good sign I'm not pregnant right?

May 19, 2012 - 7:10pm

Hi freakingout96,

Next Choice will not protect you from any sex you have AFTER you've taken it. However, spotting and a change in period is a common side effect of the pill. 

You will still have to take a pregnancy test if your next period is late or missed. In the future you may want to reconsider your choice of sleeping with two men without protection-- not only because of pregnancy but because of STDs as well.

Good Luck,


May 19, 2012 - 2:53pm
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