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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have 35 day cycle/1st day of my last period was on 11.8.20/i had un-protected sex on 11.18.20, no ejaculation inside, only pre-cum and i took a plan b within 3 hrs/light spotting + heavy red flow 11.23-26 / neg test on 12.4.20 / take another test?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Pregnant ?'s: Any semen, even pre-ejaculatory, can contain sperm, and pregnancy is possible. "Plan B" decreases the chance but is not perfect. To be certain about pregnancy, obtain a serum HCG test in about 5-7 days. Bleeding can occur just from taking "Plan B" as the drop in estrogen when Plan B wears off can produce withdrawal bleeding. Ask you gyn physician about low dose oral BCP's.
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Dr. Devorah Donnell
Family Medicine 8 years experience
I agree with Dr. Berryman. If you are unable to access an HCG blood test, I'd recommend repeating home pregnancy test in about one week.
Dec 8, 2020

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