Patient :Hi, I ovulated on April 23rd and had sex on the same day, unprotected, although he never ejaculated at all, no orgasm. Had sex again on April 30th. Took plan b on may 1st. One week later had a "light" bleed that lasted for a day and a half. A little less blood on day 1 but like a period, and bright red. Then day 2 was tapering off, brown blood. The bleeding started the day I was due for period, but I bled lightly and had no cramps. Its now 3 weeks later and nothing. Strange feelings in my stomach and very tired. Does plan b reset your cycle? What was the bleeding?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
As evident from the history that unprotected sex on the ovulation day on April 23 rd but no ejaculation and no ipill, then followed by sex on April 30th where you took plan-b on May 1st. Now that you had a scanty bleed a week after the plan-b intake which could possibly be a withdrawal bleed due to endometrial shedding and hence pregnancy would be completely ruled out. The bleeding is generally heavier and usually last 3-4 days but its fine if it was lighter.
The next menses now would be exactly a month after the day of your last bleed. It simply means that if the last bleeding was by 8/9th MAY then your next menses which are due would only be by 8/9th June and not according to your earlier cycle schedule. Also the strange feelings in stomach, tiredness may be due to PMS symptoms which indicate that your menses may ensue in next few days.
Plan-b is known to delay the following 1-2 cycles as a known side effect by about 7-10 days, which tend to regularise naturally.
So you needn't worry. In fact if there is a suspicion of pregnancy owing to scanty bleed last time, it is suggested that you may undertake a serum beta hcg test to confirmatively rule out pregnancy depending on the hcg levels which is lesser than 1ng/dl indicates that the test is negative and you are not pregnant.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you good health,
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