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What causes brownish vaginal discharge after having Plan B?

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Dr. S Patra

OB and GYN Specialist

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi there so a few weeks ago I had sex with my boyfriend and the condom failed, immediately the next day I took plan b. Then I took another plan b the next day to be sure. Now a week earlier then I should be having my period I have brown discharge and pink like substance coming out. Is this caused by plan b or should I be concerned about pregnancy?
Answered by Dr. S Patra 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Withdrawal bleeding due to effect of the pill.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

PLAN-B gives more than 95% protection against unwanted pregnancy if it is taken within first 24 hrs of unprotected sex or condom failure. Here, chance of pregnancy is extremely LOW.

Brown discharge or pink link substance is MOSTLY due to withdrawal effect of the pill (PLAN-B) and it is quite COMMON phenomena. Just maintain genital hygiene properly.

Hope, it helps for your information. Kindly, close the discussion if you don't have any other query.

Wish your good health and practice safe sex in future.

Dr S Patra

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