Had sex jun 27 two days after my ovulation took place, he pulled out and everything went okey but i was skeptical so i took Plan B 30-40 mins later and now i have not experienced any bad side effects from the Plan B ( i have been stressing all week looking for info in the internet) but 3 days before my period starts (including today) i have been experiencing cramps( about the same type of pain cramp wise i experience before my period) ,pimples, and clear watery discharge( this started recently like about 2 days ago?) . Period is due this monday 9 according to my app which is usually always on time. But im still scared are all this pregnancy symptoms? Or am i just over thinking also i know that plan b holds back your period sometimes. But i haven’t experienced any light bleeding, morning sickness, and or boob pain. So i dont know if im good and this is all just plan b side effects that im just looking too much into
Am I pregnant? Or just Plan B side effects and I am stressing out too much?
Question posted by Taiyaki on 7 July 2018
Last updated on 9 July 2018
If you're relying on an app to tell you when you ovulate, they are just a guide. Not every woman with the same length of menstrual cycle, ovulates on the same day.
The only way to know when you, personally, ovulate, is to monitor your fertility symptoms each day, for a few months.
Unless you know for sure you were safely past ovulation, then Plan B would not be the best emergency measure.
If you were ovulating at the time of sex, then Plan B is not the best choice of emergency contraception, & you'd have been better to use one of the other methods; either the other emergency pill called Ulipristal Acetate (Ella), or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. If you're already ovulating then it can't do that. Some think Plan B works in other ways, but the Manufacturer does not claim that. They say it's possible, but don't say it does, as it's not been proven in tests.
If you go to the Plan B One Step website, you can see that in the section entitled, 'How Does It Work'.
If you were past ovulation when you had sex, then there'd be nothing for emergency contraception to do.
Unfortunately there's no way of knowing if you're pregnant, until you reach the time when you can do a pregnancy test, reliably. I'd do so even if you get some bleeding from the Plan B.
The symptoms you're getting may be the Plan B, as it's a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to deal with, but that doesn't say whether or not it managed to stop you conceiving.
It's too early for pregnancy symptoms.
Your period may be late. For some it's days & others months. Typically it's just a week or two.
- Plan B uses and safety info
- Plan B information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Plan B (detailed)
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