I took Plan B a week ago under 24 hours. Today I started bleeding but not a lot. Am I pregnant or is this my period ?

Thanks for asking this!

Lets talk a little bit about Plan B. Plan B is a type of Emergency Contraception. 

Emergency Contraception is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. The hormones delay ovulation– the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

Emergency Contraception can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected vaginal sex, but it is more effective the sooner it is taken.

A very common side effect of Emergency Contraception is a change in period. It can cause irregular spotting, or may jump start someone’s period.  This is because it is a high dose of hormones.

The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact. You can trust the result at this time.

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