After me and my boyfriend had sex, the condom broke. I was so scared. He got plan be and it's been 30 minutes and so I took it. Was that to early? I experienced nausea, and cramps only. Does that mean I'm pregnant? I bled for one day and now it's gone. Is that bad? Please help me!
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body, which can take a number of days. If you're already ovulating then it can't do that, & you'd need to use one of the other methods of emergency contraception, within 120 hours/5 days of the unprotected sex.
As a guide, most women ovulate around the middle of a regular 28/30 day cycle. Day 1 of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period.
If you are not close to ovulation, the you should take Plan B as soon as possible. You are not covered for any sex you have once you've taken Plan B (according to the Manufacturer).
Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone. You can experience symptoms such as those you might get with a period or pregnancy.
Your next period may be late. Sometimes the one after that, too.
Sometimes you bleed after taking Plan B, sometimes you don't. It depends where you are in your menstrual cycle & how your body handles the artificial hormone.
It's best to do a pregnancy test if your period doesn't start on time. I preferred to do one despite getting my period, as it's not impossible to be pregnant despite bleeding.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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