I had sex (unpro) Monday April 18th and then didn't have it again until Friday April 22nd. When I had sex on Monday, it was my first time and only the tip went in. He didn't ejaculate but I know about pre cum. I had unpro sex Friday and only about half went in and he didn't ejaculate either. I took plan be Sunday April 24th within 48hrs. Five days after taking it (today - Friday April 29th) I started noticing light red blood when I wiped in my second hour class. It's not fourth hour and I went to the bathroom and I wiped a few times more and I had darker blood like my regular period. My last period was April 2nd and lasts about 7 days. My next period shouldn't come until maybe his weekend or around the beginning of May (May 1st or 2nd). Is this my period? I did experience some side effects of plan b (abdominal pain, tender breasts, nausea, haven't been hungry in like four days, I've been worrying as well because I don't want to be pregnant, etc.) but anyway, I'm bleeding like my regular period but I've also read that you can bleed while being pregnant. Someone please help? (No rude/judgmental comment please and thanks)
Vaginal bleeding is listed as one of the more common side effects of taking EC. However just so you are aware the EC does not cover you on the first time you had intercourse. It had been too long. Usually when people bleed when they're pregnant it's closer to spotting than an actual period. You describe all classic side effects of plan B so I'd be willing to bet you're fine. As a precaution though I'd still wait a few more weeks and take a test.
Wow! You've really done almost everything it takes to produce a baby! Only lack of ejaculation may save you, & even that is a big 'may' because for many men, it's not required.
It could be the Plan B causing the bleeding, but if it is, you've been damn lucky, because given the date you've given that you'd expected your next period, you may well have been ovulating (producing eggs/fertile) around the time you had 2 lots of unprotected sex! Plan B works by delaying your ovulation. If it's too late to do that, because you're already ovulating, then it can't work (according to the Manufacturer). Some say it works in other ways, but the Manufacturer does not guarantee that, as the studies do not prove it.
You also waited too long to get Plan B. It certainly won't cover you for the 1st episode.
Yes, it can work 48 hrs later, but it's more likely to work the sooner you take it. If taken within 12 hours it's thought to be around 90% effective (still less effective than birth control). At 72hrs later (the latest point you can take it) it's only around 75% effective.
You are right, some women do bleed with a pregnancy. It happened to a friend of mine.
The only way you're going to know, is when your actual period doesn't come on time, & you can do a pregnancy test.
A recent study by Human Fertility has shown that men who have sperm in their pre-cum/pre-ejaculate, have sperm in their pre-cum/pre-ejaculate whether or not they urinated after their last ejaculation. It takes 1 sperm. That's it! 1 tiny sperm that even around the outside of your vaginal lips (labia) can find its way to your uterus.
If it is just the Plan B, you may find you do not get your actual period for a month or two. Some women find it's even longer. It's down to each individual's body & how they react. It's especially the case if you aren't always 100% regular to begin with.
Plan B is a HUGE dose of hormone for your body to have to deal with.
If you haven't already been, you should get tested for STDs. Even if you were both virgins, it's possible for one of you to carry a non-specific infection & transmit it to the other (it happened when a guy passed one to me). Even just the tip can cause you to contract an STD or infection.
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- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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