I took a plan b pill due to a broken condom a day after it happened. Ten minutes after taking the pill I threw it up. I couldn't afford to purchase another one. My period was supposed to come on the 16th and its now the 23rd and I still don't have it. Can I be pregnant?
Hello lloydshunte. Unfortunately since you threw up the plan b pill before it could dissolve & absorb its absolutely possible you are pregnant. Are your periods always regular or do you randomly miss periods? If you're cycle is fairly regular then I'd consider getting an EPT test soon & having a pee. If moneys an issue call your states health dept & see if they do free preg. Test or planned parenthood. I've also seen occasionally name brand preg test @ dollar tree & the .99cent store. I wish you lotsa luck! Hope this helps :-)
You could have still absorbed some of the medication. Hopefully you were at a place in your cycle where you were not fertile ( a woman only has about 3-4 days a month in which she is fertile) There is a possibility of pregnancy. If you use condoms as your primary form of birth control, you should also use spermicidal jelly or foam what-have-you for back up protection in the event of a break. Better yet, if you dodge the unplanned pregnancy bullet this time, is to get yourself on a regular reliable form of birth control, like oral contraceptives (the Pill) or NuvaRing, "the Patch" Ortho Evra, implants like Norplant/Implanon, or an IUD like Mirena. These methods are 98-99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy when used consistently and correctly.
Much better than Plan b's 80% (especially when you consider that a woman only has about a 15-30% chance of getting pregnant each month) so Plan b really doesnt offer a great deal more protection than using nothing. Everyone seems to think it is some magical concoction that totally prevents pregnancy but in reality it only increases your chance of not becoming pregnant by 5-10% and they cost a lot of money for this little bit of effectiveness. Of course in some cases, this may be the difference between pregnant and not pregnant but it isnt a magic preventative potion. Pregnancy is best prevented not trying to stop it from occurring after sex. If you are going to be sexually active, you should see a gynecologist, or go to a family planning clinic, for better birth control.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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