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Is pregnancy possible despite taking Plan B?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Jun 2016
Question: Hi there,
So I finished my cycle on the 17th of March and I had unprotected sex for the first time with my boyfriend on the 18th. He wanted to test the pull out method, although he didn't cum inside me, I was worried about precum. So I took the morning after pill around 8 hours after intercourse. About 3 days later on the 21st I started having irregular bleeding. The irregular bleeding continued for 5 days.. It was mild and I had to use tampons. I normally have heavy periods. I know the morning after pill can affect your cycle. However I'm now 3 days late into my next cycle and I'm worried. I have just recently traveled from the UK to New Zealand and I know time zones can affect cycle triggers. But at the same time I can't help but think am I pregnant?
My boyfriend and I have used condoms since this incident and I plan to go onto the pill when I get back into the Uk. But I would like so advise on the matter.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you.
In the sequence that you have mentioned it is unlikely to be pregnancy.
First, you were just out of menses. so it's usually unlikely to get pregnant at the time.
Second , as you said , the secretions with no sperm can't get you pregnant.
Third , medicines were taken that caused bleeding.
All three suggest that you are not pregnant.
You can confirm with a commercially available urine pregnancy test.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
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Brief Answer: Test upt Detailed Answer: Hi, I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. In the sequence that you have mentioned it is unlikely to be pregnancy. First, you were just out of menses. so it's usually unlikely to get pregnant at the time. Second , as you said , the secretions with no sperm can't get you pregnant. Third , medicines were taken that caused bleeding. All three suggest that you are not pregnant. You can confirm with a commercially available urine pregnancy test. I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information contained in this message will be able to help you find the best solution for your problem. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.