I am 19 yrs old and i had unprotected sex on 11/27/11 around 4am where my partner ejaculate inside me. On 11/28/11 i took the Plan B pill One Step at about 3pm. On Dec 5 i got my period, with light cramps that lasted five days, and i believe that was due to the pill. My normal period was due on the 12/17/2011 but i am usually a couple days late because i have irregular period. Now Today,Dec 20, i started having brown discharge, stomach pain, and light cramps. Could that be the beginning of my periods or implantation bleeding? I can't take a PT now since am having this discharge so please help! Thanks.
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If you have taken the Plan-B within 24-48 hours of the unprotected sexual intercourse, it should work in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). The bleeding that you experienced could have been the withdrawal bleeding that usually occurs within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraceptive indicating that the pill has worked (which may not occur if the pill has been taken very close to your last period). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period abnormalities. Wait and watch for your next periods which can be delayed. If pregnancy is suspected, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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