I had sex on the 21 of December with someone else and the condom broke. My period came on on the 15 and went off on the 19. I took the plan b pill an hour after sex. I'm now bleeding on the 26. Does that mean the plan b pill worked? I must add that I'm ttc with my bf, and I know this slip up has messed up me ttc for this month. When would I be able to conceive with my bf? What does the bleeding mean?
Unless you have monitored your many signs of ovulation for months, or have a home ovulation tester, it's difficult to know when you ovulate for certain, as not everyone is a Day 14 ovulator, which is used as the guide. Some are earlier, some are later, & sperm can survive for 6/7 days inside a woman, meaning she can become pregnant from sperm that entered her 7 days before she ovulates.
That aside, it's common to bleed in the days after taking Plan B. It's a huge dose of hormone, & that's one of the possible side effects. It doesn't mean anything in terms of knowing whether or not the Plan B has been effective at preventing pregnancy. There's no way of knowing that until you miss your period & can do a pregnancy test.
I won't go into the rights & wrongs of trying to create a baby with one guy whilst having sex with another, as that's none of my business, but from a medical point of view, I strongly suggest you have an STD test before having sex with your BF again, to protect him, & to make sure you don't conceive a baby whilst you have an STD. It could harm the pregnancy or baby. The condom broke, & that means he could have given you something, even if he has no symptoms himself. Some STDs can lay dormant for a very long time, so a person won't know they've got one unless they're tested.
It's also common that your next period may be late due to the plan B, & some women find it messes their cycle up for a couple of months, so it's impossible to know how it will effect you, & when you'll be fertile again.
You could get lots of hormonal symptoms from the Plan B, such as those you'd get when you're on a period or when pregnant. They tend to pass after a couple of weeks from taking the drug.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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