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Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: Spotting after plan B - Am I pregnant?
|evanje - Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:52 pm|
My periods usually come within the first week of each month, and on july 1 i took Plan B because I had an accident the night before. A few days after taking plan b ( sometime after july 4th - i don't remember the exact date) I had what seemed to be my period, but I thought it might be spotting since I had just recently taken plan b. Now it about 4 weeks since I took plan b and I have to have my period.
Am I pregnant? Was the bleeding that occured near the beginning of the month actually my period since i was expecting it around that time?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:31 pm|
Both of these things can be normal after Plan B - the spotting or light period as well as the delayed next period. However, typically your next period would occur within three weeks. Since it has been four weeks for you, you should get a pregnancy test now.
|evanje - Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:31 am|
okay, i took a pregnancy test 2 days ago and it came out negative. But im still worried. Should I be expecting my period to come at its regular time then (first week of august) ?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:54 pm|
I would not even venture a guess about "expected" date. When hormones are altered like this, anything is possible and it could take a little while to re-establish a regular cycle. So, be prepared to be surprised. Once you get the next one, they are likely to be of normal pattern after.
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