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hottie123
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Ok, here's the deal. My boyfriend and I had intercourse for the first time on Saturday night. We used condoms and I am on Ortho Lo also, we didn't notice any ripping or leakage. I started taking my placebo pills last night, which means I should be getting my period sometime this week. Last month I got it on the 30th of September.
I did bleed a little from my hymen on Saturday night, yesterday I didn't notice any bleeding. Today I'm having some slightly more noticeable bleeding, I noticed it on my underwear when I got home, but now it has stopped. I'm not sure if I'm still bleeding from my hymen or if I'm having an extremely light period. I'm starting to freak out that I may be pregnant and I don't even know if that's even plausible this fast. I know I can't take a pregnancy test this early and I don't know what to do...

Help? [Frown]

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Bleeding immediately following intercourse would have absolutely, positively nothing to do with pregnancy. Not only is pregnancy NOT possible that fast, bleeding is also not a symptom of pregnancy.

What sounds likely is that that bleeding is either from the intercourse or is the onset of your withdrawal bleed (the period you get on the pill).

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I understand that bleeding is not a symptom of pregnancy. I'm just starting to get worried about a possible pregnacy because I haven't had my period yet and I can't tell if I'm bleeding from intercourse or from my period.
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You used two very effective methods of birth control, so your risk is very, very small. Really, there's no need to worry at all unless you miss a bleed (ie start the next pack without even a bit of one). If you do, you can take a pregnancy test.

BUT, it's highly unlikely you'll need to. Try as best as you can to relax, since stress can cause a bleed to be late (which will only cause you to stress more).

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I'm trying to relax, but I just called a support line to ask some questions about the pills and they freaked me out more. Last weeek I had some really bad heartburn and was prescribed an anti-acid, Tagamet, twice a day for 5 days. The person on the support line told me that it could have affected the effectivity of the pills...is this true?
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I guess my question is, should I take Plan B tomorrow if I don't get my period tonight since it's the last day I can...?
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Given the methods you use, Plan B, especially this late in the game, would not offer you much help. Your other two methods are FAR more effective (even if -- and that's a big if -- the Tagamet had some interaction), even when Plan B is used mere hours after intercourse.

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I see, I guess I'll just have to wait this one out and try to relax as much as possible. Thank you so much for your help as always [Smile]
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I see. I guess I just have to wait this one out and see what happens. Thanks for the help as always [Smile]
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