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Plan B havent had effects? Did it work?

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Hi my name is Amanda recently I had sex and while during so after he ejaculate in the condom he came out but the condom was still inside of me. He carefully pulled it out but we wanted to be careful so about 2 hours later I took the plan b pill, that was 4 days ago and I havent had any side effects? Did it work?

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replied January 19th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A18662
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Emergency contraceptives work if taken within 48-72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The withdrawal bleeding occurs after 5-7 days of taking the pill. This also depends on how close you took the pill to your periods. If you just finished with your periods, the bleeding might be less or might not occur (as endometrial lining takes some time to build up again to bleed during hormonal withdrawal). You should be getting your withdrawal bleeding soon.
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