Okay so I had sex with this guy about a week and a half ago (12-3-15) and he pulled out and came on my back, but just to be safe I took plan B the next day. 3 days ago (12-9-15) we had sex again, this time he finished in the condom but we went bare for a little while before and after the condom. The day after I took plan B again. So neither time he finished inside me (maybe some pre cum) and I took plan B 2 times in 1 week. Should I be worried about being pregnant or should I be okay?
You weren't going to get pregnant from the first occasion, but there is sperm in pre-cum, & can remain in the duct after he has ejaculated, so therefore it is possible to get pregnant from the second occasion.
If you had Plan B within 12 hours of the second episode, then you would have around a 10% chance of still becoming pregnant.
If it was between 12 + 24 hrs when you took the drug, then there would be a little more chance of pregnancy.
Taking Plan B twice in any one cycle/month, let alone in the same week, is not recommended. You can do it if you need to, but it is likely to mess your body up for weeks or months. You may bleed, & it could be very heavy. You are likely to get lots of hormonal symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue, cramping, spots, back ache, bloating, sore/leaking breasts etc.
It's likely that you may not get your next actual period for weeks, & some women who've taken two doses as close as you have, find they don't have a period for months (not including the bleeding you sometimes get after taking the drug).
There have been no studies done by the manufacturer, to judge the long term effects of taking double the amount of hormone so close together, so it's impossible to say if there may be any longer term side effects.
If you are still within 120 hours (5 days) of the second episode of unprotected sex, then there is an additional measure that you can take, to prevent pregnancy. You can have a clinic or Doctor fit you with an IUD/Coil. It is a quick procedure, & it can be left in place as longer term, birth control, too.
So, to summarise, you do still have a chance of pregnancy, but only from the second session of unprotected sex, not the first.
You can do a pregnancy test once you miss you period, if you do not get it on time.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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