I had sex with a condom but we were worried about pre-ejaculate, so I took Plan B that same day (about 4 hours after sex). This happened on day 19 of my cycle. I think I already had finished ovulating a few days before I had sex. The leaflet said Plan B MAY prevent implantation so I thought I'd take it anyway to ease my mind. The next day I spotted a little bit. Now I think I'm either spotting again or have started a period. Still I'm really worried. I just now heard thay Plan B was useless after ovulation has already occurred or in my case, finished. Can I be pregnant but still bleed as if I have a period? Can you get pregnant if you have sex after ovulation is over, or nearly over? Is it normal to be a week early with a period on Plan B? This is my first time EVER using EC and I am scared.
No, you're pregnant & didn't need Plan B.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body (up to a week after intercourse). People think it works in other ways, but the Manufacturer does not claim that. You can go to their website & see.
At day 18 you were well passed your fertile days. Nothing to worry about.
Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with. It's meant for total emergencies. It's not as reliable as regular hormonal birth control.
If you want a back-up to condoms, you can use a spermicide gel.
Plan B can give you any hormonal symptoms that you might get with a period or pregnancy.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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