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Dementia
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I had unprotected sex yesterday at 2pm, although he pulled out before ejaculation. He says he's masturbated for 2 years now and is 100% sure he pulled out in good time before he ejaculated.
I took Levonelle at 11:30am ish today, but i'm kind of scared.
I have none of the common side effects, seriously, I just feel normal.
And I'm not bleeding.
I am due on my period tomorrow, the doctor says I should let him know next month if I come on.
It was a huge mistake to have sex, and we don't intend to any time soon due to our age.
It was my first time having sexual intercourse, so i'm kind of terrified. My mum took me to the GP, and he says that it may make my period late, but mum says it works by making me bleed out everything that's in my womb???
Does this mean it has failed?
^ I'd quite like just the answer to this question or as few detours as possible please.

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Heather
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I'm not sure I understand why you're expecting bleeding right now and are worried you aren't seeing any?

Side effects are just that: side effects. They're not something one should expect to happen -- or happen at a given time -- just things that *can* happen with a medication for some people sometimes.

In other words, plenty of people who use EC feel like they would if they hadn't. Feeling differently doesn't mean the EC is working, and feeling like you are doesn't mean it won't.

[ 11-29-2012, 03:09 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Dementia
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My mum told me it works by forcing out everything in your womb, IE making you have a massive period so you lose anything you may have conceived.

Saying that, my mum has never used EC...

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Oh. I'd be worried then, too.

You mother misunderstands, quite a lot, how that medication works and also how pregnancy happens. That's not what it does. It sounds like she's confusing it with RU-486, or the abortion pill. THAT works by instigating a miscarriage, when there already IS a pregnancy.

Pregnancy doesn't happen in the time period Plan B works in, so there's nothing IN your uterus -- even if you were going to become pregnant -- for it to get rid of. It takes around a week for a pregnancy to happen, which is why Plan B can work to *prevent* pregnancy when used within 120 hours (or five days).

It works like regular birth control pills do, by with suppressing ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, or thinning the lining of the uterus (any of those or all of them). Those things are what allow it to prevent pregnancy.

Make sense?

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