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Took Plan B. Period. Do I still need to do HPT?

By Anonymous April 8, 2017 - 7:23am
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Unprotected intercourse on Mar. 13. Took MAP about hour later. Had period 1day earlier than expected on Mar. 23-26. Clinic I got pill from said to do pregnancy test 21 days after taking pill. I've done a few throughout this week. Last one this morning and it is negative. Should I continue to test or I am probably good? Wonder why they wanted me to even if I bleed.

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I had a similar experience. After my period (which was heavy and with clots) following plan B one step, I've had some slight nausea the week my period app says I should be fertile and ovulating. Never had nausea during month. I'm 27 days past intercourse and HPT is negative. Could this upset stomach from time to time be still due to plan B pill I took 27 days ago?

April 9, 2017 - 8:40am
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It's unlikely your upset stomach is from the ECP from 27 days ago. I can't say what it might be. The obvious thing would be some sort of stomach bug.


April 9, 2017 - 11:39am

Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your question.

If you took the test at (or after) 21 days as directed and it was negative, you don't need to keep taking it. Even after bleeding, some women have doubted whether the ECP worked or not, so taking the test can offer peace of mind.


April 8, 2017 - 11:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Thank you for your explanation. Today's negative test is 26 days past intercourse and taking MAP so your response gives me peace of mind.

April 8, 2017 - 12:16pm
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