The condom broke on the 2nd of October around 5ish, I took a plan b the next day before 9am, my last period was September 16th so I'm pretty sure I could have ovulated. I don" know if this matters but I'm 100lbs. What are my chances of pregnancy and when should my period come. Also does Plan B work if you already have ovulated, and if it does how? I've seen some things saying it makes the lining thinner or mucus thicker but that seems kind of far fetched. I was really horny that day that's why one of the reasons I think I ovulated. I have really bad anxiety so I'm freaking out over this. But my discharge has been really weird, it's been dry and flaky and like yellowish, but really different then usual, and the whole area down there has been super sensitive (I can't even use the soap I normally use down there which is unfortunate because I've been getting a lot of discharge) and it's just been hurting, also it hurts when I pee. But I read a lot of things saying Plan B isn't that effective and it's even more ineffective when your ovulating, and I seen things about people saying they still got pregnant when they took a Plan B especially if they were ovulating. I took the pill as soon as I could so I'm hoping that helped but I didn't feel any symptoms I got slightly nauseous but I think that was my nerves, also I didn't really eat that much that morning so I hope it didn't mess up the pill. Has anyone has experience with Plan B? Does it work or no? Has anyone taken it while ovulating? Any help is really appreciated this whole experience has made me not even want to have sex anymore. I'm really so worried and I don't know if it worked
Does Plan B work before ovulation or the day of ovulation within 16ush hours?
Question posted by Arii0l on 9 Oct 2018
Last updated on 9 October 2018
If you're close to ovulating or actually ovulating, then you've more of a chance of avoiding pregnancy if you use either the other emergency pill called Ulipristal Acetate (Ella), or have an IUD fitted. Either of those things can be effective if done within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex.
Plan B is unlikely to help if you're close to ovulation. Everyone is different as to how their body works, & how the pills work for them, so it's impossible to be exact about whether or not they'll work for a particular individual.
If you go to the Plan B Manufacturer's website, they say that Plan B works by delaying your ovulation. They say it's possible it works in other ways, but they don't say it does, as it's not been proven.
I don't know how long your menstrual cycles usually last, but from the dates you've given, you might have already ovulated, & passed your fertile window. It sounds unlikely, from what you've said about how you felt at the time, but you never know.
Do you actually still ovulate on your regular birth control pills? I'd certainly be surprised if you'd ovulated just 7 hours late from taking your regular pill, & do your pills even say that emergency contraception is required if you're 7 hours late?
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