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What are the chances of getting pregnant?

By Anonymous December 29, 2012 - 4:51pm
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Yesterday was day 5 of my cycle. My period showed signs that it would end soon.
My boyfriend and I wanted to have sex ; we used a condom , but when he pulled out, after he had ejaculated, we saw that the condom had broken. Although I knew that the chances of reducing the risk were small, I tried to take a hot bath and get cleaned a bit.
As far as I know, it is not likely to get pregnant so early in the cycle (although I am irregular, my cycle was never shorter than 27 days, so I don't think that ovulation could occur around days 7-9 ), but we want to be sure that nothing will happen so we decided to take Plan B tomorrow.

I am still worried...
please, tell me: what's the risk of getting pregnant in this situation?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. I think you were wise to take Plan B in this situation as you never know if you were ovulating at the time. Using Plan B is yet another backup to what had occurred. You will experience irregularity from taking Plan B for the next couple period cycles (approximately 2)...you may have an early bleed or a later period as everyone is different.

I think your safe about pregnancy but if you are still concerned, wait a month and take a pregnancy test. I think you should be fine though.

Good luck,


December 30, 2012 - 7:00am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

hello again!
So I took Plan b, and for a while nothing happened. Today, almost a week after I took the two pills I got a strange brown discharge. I wanted to know if this is normal, because it seems unnatural. It.s a dark brown fluid. Is it one of the side effects of Plan B? Should I be concerned about it?

January 5, 2013 - 3:11pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi, Missie!
Thanks :) I feel better now, but still a bit concerned about the side effects of plan b. Is it anyhow dangerous? I'll take it this evening, and this means it will be almost 48 hours away from the incident. It's still effective, isn't it? I was also wondering, even without plan b, what's the risk? i will certainly take plan b, But i was just wondering .

December 30, 2012 - 7:51am
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