We had protected sex but the condom broke, but nothing went inside. I’ve taken Plan B at least 3 times in the last 2 months. Does the discharge mean I’m pregnant?
Oh dear! Plan B is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with. I'm surprised you're not having more side effects than just brown discharge, having taken it 3 times in 8 weeks!
It's meant for total emergencies. There are no studies done on the long term effects of using Plan B so frequently!
Plan B's not as reliable as regular hormonal birth control. Especially in your situation. It was the wrong choice of emergency contraception, & it may not work for you. You needed either the other emergency pill, or to have an IUD fitted, either of them within 5 days of sex.
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.
Once you've taken 1 dose of Plan B, it messes up your menstrual cycle so you can't tell when you're fertile or when you're having an actual period.
Having taken 3 doses in 2 menstrual cycles, your ovulation could happen at any time, even if you have some bleeding. You can't tell what is an actual period & what is just the Plan B. You won't know for a couple of months, after so much of the Drug in your body. So much artificial hormone!
I'd suggest doing a pregnancy test to ensure you are not already pregnant from the last 2 occasions, & doing another in a few weeks time, to ensure you don't become pregnant from this time. It's very possible. You may think nothing escaped, but it takes 1 sperm. That's all.
As it's now a week past the incident, there are no more methods of emergency contraception you could use. It's just a case of waiting at least 2 or 3 wks & testing. Get an early response pregnancy test.
You can be pregnant despite having side effects from the drugs, including bleeding.
Plan B is meant as a last resort. Better than leaving it to chance. Lots of women become pregnant despite using it. I advise you get your menstrual cycle back to a regular state, & know when you are fertile, & use the right emergency contraception in an emergency, or better still, sort more reliable regular contraception, or you will be pregnant soon, if not already.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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