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What are the odds that I am pregnant?

By March 10, 2011 - 1:06am
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I have been on birth control for a few months, about 4, and my period became regular, every 4 weeks, which is to be expected. I started on the sugar pills from my last pack on the 17th of February, got my period on the 19th, and it lasted about 4 days, which is normal. I didn't get a new pack of birth control for the next month. On the night of February 28th, my husband and I had unprotected sex, and he came in me. This happened twice that night. The next day, March 1st, in the afternoon, around 3:45 pm, I took Plan B One Step. The morning of March 9th, I started bleeding, very lightly. It was pink at first, then became browning. It got slightly heavier during the evening, and then got lighter again. I've been having stomachaches, headaches, back pain, and light cramping. It's odd for me, because I don't usually have PMS symptoms, it's usually bleeding and headaches, and that's it. Plus, this bleeding came 8 to 10 days before I was supposed to get my period. My question is, would I get side effects of Plan B this long (8 days) after taking it? Or is it more likely to be implantation bleeding? Or is it just an early period? From the way I understand Plan B to work, it doesn't seem to make sense that it would induce a period, which is why I'm concerned.

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The women who took EC on the day of ovulation or after became pregnant at the rate that would be expected if they hadn’t used any contraception. This provides compelling evidence that levonorgestrel EC works by inhibiting or delaying ovulation, but is ineffective after ovulation has already occurred (and therefore would not be effective in preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg). 

August 16, 2014 - 2:40pm

thank you Melissa G i did take a home pregnancy test and it turned out to be negative but i have a faint feeling that it was not enough pee on it so i plan on taking another on in tomorrow just to be sure .. also i had no idea that when you become sexually active your period can start switching up on you .. its been three months since i started does that still apply to me then? .. last months did come early ... anyways i havent been to a doctor because i dont have any health insurance what do you recommend about that?

June 9, 2011 - 4:59am
(reply to bunnieyboo)

hello bunnieyboo, just make sure that it is the first pee of the day and that you do a "mid stream". Yes it would still apply to you. It could take up to 6 months for your body to fully recognize that you are being "sexually satisfied". Also about the doctor and health insurance thing.. well.. I live in Canada so I don't have to pay to see a doctor for those types of things. Our health care system is much different from those who live in the U.S. I am not sure where you are from as I have not looked at your profile but the only thing that I could recommend is that you at least try to see a doctor to have a pap test done. That should be done once a year after you become sexually active. If you can afford it I would say get some insurance, but try to get something that covers "yearly physicals" and standard tests. It is important to protect your body in any way possible. Good hygiene is a must. If you need help choosing an insurance package then just keep me posted as to what you find out and what is all included in different packages and I will help you with the best one or 2 out of 3 sorta speak.

June 10, 2011 - 3:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Melissa G)

Here in the U.S. that kind of insurance is only for people with really good jobs. Working class people can't usually afford that kind. Usually we get high deductibles where you have to pay a few thousand dollars or more in medical bills before the insurance company has to pay. So a lot of Americans just skip the doctor's because we don't want to even reach the deductible. It's good if you get something like cancer, so you don't go into all kinds of debt, but not so much for everyday problems like an infection.

February 9, 2015 - 8:58pm
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Thanks Melissa, I went to doctor today to double check, and the pregnancy test was neg. and ultra sound show nothing, I had a faint positive test with a early detected test. Everyone thinks I have taken this to far. So now I think I'm not. I think that enough testing! I was wondering if women have HCG hormone in there system even if you not pregant.

June 8, 2011 - 2:44pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous, to my knowledge you would not have that hormone in your system if you were not pregnant. Keep in mind that it is possible to have a false positive. Blood testing will be accurate as well as the ultra sound. I am pretty certain that your not pregnant.

June 10, 2011 - 3:08am

To Anonymous, Hello again. It is possible for your period to come on a different date depending on the days in the month. If you think about it, for example your not going to start on the 4th of every month if there are a different amount of days in every month, or every couple of months. There could be a slight change. For example I started my period on Feb. 1st, then on March 4th, then April 2nd and then cause my cycle changed I started again on April 23rd and got my last one on May 21st. These dates were because of the number of days in my cycle. And that too can vary. Always give yourself a few days before and after just in case. Or your cycle could just do a flip on u like mine did on me. But really you need to know your body and your cycle and how it changes. It may seem weird to most people but I find comfort in knowing my body and everything about it. Especially my period. It's always good (in my opinion) to make note of your periods and how they are, know your flow, know your cycle, count your own days and through out an entire year learn how often your cycle changes. For most of my friends their cycles change every 6 months. Mine, as I am far from normal lol.. that is what my doctor says. Changes every 3 months. But I know this about my body so every three to four months I expect a change. Once you learn more about your own body you can too know what and when to expect different things that are happening or will be happening. Hope that helps you.

June 8, 2011 - 2:40am

To Bunnieboo, Hello. If you are already late then yes you can take a test if yo wish. It could go either way. What you will want to do if you get a negative result is to track your periods on your own calendar. Buy an organizer and use it just for that. Everyone's cycle is different and those online trackers are not always accurate. First step is knowing your body. If you started on the Fourth of May then base it on that to start. Give yourself a two week window. One week before and one week after as to a start date. From there you will be able to after 2 or 3 months get to know how many days your cycle runs. It could be anywhere from 20 to 31 day cycle. Also keep in mind that your cycle can and likely will change every now and then. Now that you are having sex your hormones will react differently. This can also cause a change in your cycle meaning that your period could appear late or early and change the dates on you. So for now, get a test done. But my best advice would be that you should start tracking it yourself and not use an online tracker. Get to know your body. When you have your period it is also good to know your flow. The color and texture of your menses. That will help you in the future to know if your periods are changing. It is very common in fact natural for your periods to change especially after you become sexually active. What your experiencing is completely normal, but also could indicate a baby. So just get a test or see your doctor if you prefer and let keep us posted. If you have any more questions I will do my best to help.

June 8, 2011 - 2:21am
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Thanks Melessia, I've never been this late before, I took a pregancy test again the day I expected my period and still neg.test! I am so scare I think I'm making my own self thinkn I am pregant! Is it possable that I'm switching up due 2 the 31 days in the month

June 7, 2011 - 8:21am

I recently started having sex about 3 months ago .. and before then i had never really tracked my period .. now i used an online menstrual calculator a few days ago when my next period should be and it said last week on the 1st of june .. my last period started on may the 4th .. should i be worried about being pregnant? i dont know whether or not to take a pregnancy test or not ? i have no idea what to do

June 7, 2011 - 6:03am
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