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Macy
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My boyfriend and i had sex without a condom on the 23 of last month i ended my period last month on the 22, which lasted about 7 days. He didn't ejaculate inside of me but i'm scared for preejaculation On friday the 25 of april i took a EC; Plan B pill before time was up and i wasn't too nervous about it.

Well, now i'm freaking out because Just yesterday May 2 i started getting cramps like, period cramps and i didnt think anything of it, but when i went home i realised that i had like a second period, but it wasn't really heavy. I'm not due for a period for about 2 weeks or so. I'm not on birth control because my mom just doesn't understand. And today i'm still bleeding heavier and releasing blood clots and stuff. However sometimes it seems heavier then others.

Could this be caused by the Plan B and it's possible i could have been pregnant? Do you think that it's just because the pill effected it and it worked? Is there still a chance i am pregnant? Or is this a miscarriage?

I really need help! please. [Frown] my parents let alone family will be so dissapointed, i just; i guess i dont know where to go from here. [Confused] [Frown]

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Macy, please do not double-post as it is against the user guidelines which you agreed to when you signed up for this site.

If you are having bleeding like that, then no, you aren't pregnant. EC doesn't cause a miscarriage, either, so it's unlikely that's what you are experiencing here. EC is a huge dose of hormones so that could be why you are having your period early. Those blood clots you see are just the lining of your uterus. Sometimes it can be clumpy like that. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. You will want to eat foods with iron in them to make sure you don't get an iron deficiency because of the heavy bleeding. Some foods which contain iron include: red meat, fortified cereals, nuts, seeds, dried beans, dried fruit (apricots, peaches, raisins, and prunes) and dark green leafy vegetables.

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Macy
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Sorry about double-posting :[

oh, but why would it come when it just barely finished isn't that a little un-normal? I thought Plan B was to eliminate anything inside of you so i thought it was possible that maybe there was something there and it eliminated it due to the symtoms i'm having right now.

How long will this bleeding go on for?

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Those articles should clear up a few questions you are having. Different people react to the hormones in EC in different ways, so having your period early isn't so unusual. It's hard to say how long the bleeding will last since EC does affect people differently. If the heavy bleeding lasts for more than a week, then you may want to see a doctor about it to make sure everything is okay.

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Macy
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So i am thinking about going to planned parenthood on Monday. What do you suggest that i do?
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I'm afraid I don't understand your question. Can you rephrase it? Why are you going to Planned Parenthood?

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i'm going to planned parenthood to discuss what is wrong with me, i'm kind of scared that this is happening and alot of people said that you can still be pregnant.

my boyfriend talked to his boss at work whose wife had the same problem and they said that her bleeding lasted about 4 days and they thought she had a miscarriage.

But i just don't understand why my "period" would come after a week or two since i last finished?

So you really think i have nothing to worry about?

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Honestly, I really don't think you have anything to worry about. Irregular bleeding is a side effect of EC, and you can't have a period and still be pregnant. Just the same, if you are this worried, then go ahead and go to the doctor if it will give you some peace of mind. You and your boyfriend will also want to get STI testing done anyways as you did have an STI risk.

I'll also add that you and your boyfriend really should be looking into birth control methods. If wearing condoms is a problem for him, then it's time to have a serious talk with him about boundaries and babies. Condoms are 98% effective when used correctly and protect against STIs. They're also pretty cheap and very easy to obtain, and they don't cause any side effects (unless one of you has a latex allergy, but in that case all you need to do is use nonlatex polyurethane condoms).

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Macy
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yeah, um he normally does wear one it was the one time that we tried without one and yeah..

i dont know, i'll let you know, thank you so much for all your help :]

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You're very welcome, and feel free to come back if you have any more questions. [Smile]

Remember, though, that it's best to use a condom every time, even when you are on your period, as being on your period at the time doesn't mean that you can't get pregnant. Just take a look at this question someone else asked about sex and periods.

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