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carolinagirl1989
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Hi I am new here. I have a quick question. I had a very low pregnancy scare last week so I took EC 48 hours after the scare. A week later I am having a slightly brownish discharge. Is this a normal symptom of EC or is this implementation bleeding?

Thank you so much. What an amazing site!

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Implantation bleeding would be extremely light spotting. It would also occur, as the name implies, at implantation, and not more than two weeks after the risk.

Sounds like you're experiencing the most common symptom of EC: wierd bleeding. EC very often affects the menstrual cycle, so some brownish discharge is perfectly normal.

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carolinagirl1989
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This actually occurred last week. So I don't understand. Implantation bleeding occurs 2 weeks AFTER the risk?
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Implantation bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg implants. So this would occur at most about a week after the risk. But in any event, it's extremely rare and very, very light. So, no, you're NOT experiencing implantation bleeding.

Your bleeding sounds like a side effect from the EC.

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carolinagirl1989
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Ok I understand our mis communication. My scare occurred 9 days ago. I look the EC 7 days ago. So this is could not be the fertalized egg?

Second question. what is the difference in appearance between a discharge and spotting? Would spotting look more like a little period?

Again...wow thank you for the quick response!

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You took the EC fairly soon after the risk, so it's really not likely at all that you're pregnant. I really wouldn't worry.

Spotting would be very small amounts of blood. Likely not even enough to make you want to wear a panty liner.

But really, analyzing your bleeding is a moot point, as it's not implantation bleeding. The most common side effect of EC is spotting or other irregular bleeding, so that's probably what you're seeing.

If you want to be 110% sure that you're not pregnant, you can take a test at 10-14 days after the risk.

[ 02-05-2008, 01:54 PM: Message edited by: September ]

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ok. thank you so much...im not even sure how much of a risk i even had. my boyfriend was fingering me. he had his pants on and never touched himself. he had a little splotch of pre ejaculate on his pants. my worry is he may have lightly grazed it while he was touching me. would this amount of sperm/lack there of create a viable pregnancy risk?
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Nope. You didn't even have a pregnancy risk. For a risk to occur, you need genital contact. At the most, fingering could possibly have created a risk if his fingers had been literally dripping with semen. Possibly slightly touching a tiny spot of pre-cum is not enough by a seriously long shot. There was no risk, and no need for EC.

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browneyes1989/soccersarah/carolinagirl1989,

Don't think for a second that we don't know who you are. We can track IPs, and we know from your emails and birthdate that you are one person.

Continue to abuse the boards in this manner and we will be forced to report this abuse to your internet service provider.

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