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carlzz
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Hey, I've had a couple of pregnancy scares very recently.... I had sex about a week ago and even though we used protection, I still took plan b. I know there are some side effects, but I'm still experiencing them and that worries me. Also, the other day, my boyfriend and I were fooling around and his penis grazed my vagina accidentally. I'm extremely worried about that too, even though it only happened for about .2 seconds. Today, I'm extremely bloated, my boobs hurt way more than usual, and I've been spotting for a couple of days. My period is supposed to start in about 10 days. Does this sound normal even though it's been about a week since plan b? Should I be worried about the accidental touching or am I freaking out about nothing? I just need reassurance.
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Edith_*
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Hello, Carlzz! Welcome to the boards! [Smile]

For the "accidental touching", This Is Your Pregnancy Scare Answer.

Per the symptoms you are describing, is good to rememeber that taking Plan B, indeed has some side effects, one of those is making your period a little weird for some time. Spotting may happen, too.

Also, keep in mind that if and when a pregnancy happens, it takes more than just a week to show symptoms. Even the earliest ones.

If you took Plan B before the 120 hours window, there's nothing you can do now but to wait. Here you can have information about EC and its efficiency rates: Emergency Contraception

You can also take a pregnancy test if you want to be sure Plan B worked. But if you used a condom properly and it didn't break or slip, you can trust it did its work. [Smile]

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Is it normal for Plan B to be effecting me for this long after I took it? Google has messed me up, for I googled WAAAAY too much and freaked myself out.
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You said you took Plan B last week, right? If so, yes. Plan B can mess up with your body for a little bit longer than that. Can't tell you exactly how long as it would depend totally on your body and there's nothing even you can do about it.

My advice would be to stop "google-ing" and better take care of yourself if you are feeling anxious. Have you seen this article we have on the site?

Self-Care a La Carte

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