I had sex for the first time on January 15th. There was no ejaculation in me, but I was scared of pre-cum. We did use a condom but we kept taking it on and off (I know that was dumb). I took a Plan B pill right after and I felt fine. About 5 days later when I woke up I was bleeding, but it was brief and the color was a bright red, and it subsided. My last period was on January 1st, and I am so scared right now. I am bleeding again on January 27th and i have cramps, the blood is bright red again. I know my period is due sometime this week but I am really scared. I not ready for pregnancy. Someone please help.
Took Plan B and now I feel cramping and I'm bleeding?
- 28 Jan 2018 by th9990
- 28 January 2018
- plan b, bleeding disorder, emergency contraception, sex, ejaculation, bleeding, condom, pill
Added 28 Jan 2018:
The cramping feels like my period and I dont know if it's early but i am just really scared, the blood flow isn't as heavy as my period usually is. Someone please help, I'm petrified.
Your symptoms don't seem quite typical of Plan B and you chose just about the worst time to have unprotected sex (taking the condom on and off contaminated everything with precum also). I would typically expect your period to be a few days late but would suggest a pregnancy test in 7 days.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. If you're already ovulating then it can't do that, & you'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception.
Most women ovulate somewhere around 2 weeks after the first day of their period (1st day of a period is also the 1st day of the menstrual cycle).
In the week leading up to ovulation the cervical mucus changes in consistency, so that it can save any sperm that enters the vagina, ready for when ovulation happens. This means that you can get pregnant from sex you had up to a week before ovulation.
If the 1st day of your menstrual cycle/period was 1st Jan, then you've a high chance of pregnancy, as you needed one of the other methods of emergency contraception, in that situation.
Plan B is not as effective as regular hormonal birth control, even at other times of your menstrual cycle. It's simply worth a try in an emergency. Better than leaving it to chance.
You will need to do a pregnancy test when your period would normally have started, regardless of any bleeding you've had.
The cramping & bleeding could be due to Plan B. You can get any hormonal symptoms that you'd get with a period or pregnancy, for example.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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