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I took plan September 24 2016 I had bleeding oct 6-9 I

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I took plan b September 24 2016 I had bleeding oct 6-9 I believe it was a real period then I had a positive pregnancy test 11/09/2016 is that from a new pregnancy or my plan b failed ?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: Well I had a surgical abortion before then so it threw my period off I'm usually very regular
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Hi there,

How many days after intercourse did you take plan B?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The same night literally 30 min after.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I failed to mention my gyn stated I had a negative pregnancy test oct 12th 2016
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Did you have sexual intercourse after oct 12?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Yea I did. I just want to make sure the first plan b didn't fail me I'm so nervous
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
If I took plan b sept 25 and had bleeding oct 6-9 then negative test oct 12 that means it worked right and this is a new pregnancy?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Yes it worked.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I can't be pregnant from sept 25?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

This is most likely a new pregnancy.

Pregnancy test are very accurate and reliable, even the ones that are bought from the store.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I keep reading otherwise and it's making me nervous. So that was a period oct 6-9 and not "breakthrough" or implantation bleeding
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

You had a regular period with a negative pregnancy test and you took plan b

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
18 days after plan b would show if I was pregnant? If I was pregnant from sept 25 the. Any wouldn't measure 12.5 weeks today right it would be longer?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

If I were you, I would get an ultrasound which can tell you the exact date of contraception.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The baby*
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
They are going by why I told them my lmp and the baby size almost matches
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Urine pregnancy tests may become positive as early as 3 days prior to the first missed period or as late as 7 days following the first missed period.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
My periods were irregular at the time I had a surgical early termination September 10
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
to me the oct 6 period was my first and after plan b that's why I was confused and hoping plan b didn't fail me
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

You should get an ultrasound to make sure.

It will ease your mind

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Plan b has about 1% failure rate which is very low

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I did. Ultrasound measures the baby 12.5 and doctor says due date 7/13 or 7/17 close to my LMP so I think it's after the pla b. I just have to make sure.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

So that means you got pregnant on the week of Oct 10

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

which would be 12.5 weeks ago.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I appreciate your patience. I'm just a very nervous person clearly. I think surging the web and reading is getting me this way. So you do agree it's a pregnancy after plan b? And I wouldn
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I wouldn't have bleed oct 6 if it didn't work.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Right. You had an irregular period

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
That soon after my period on oct 6-9?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Yes, the measurements will get more accurate at the next ultrasound

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

What additional questions do you have?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Oh lord so it can be from sept 25?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Its unlikely because you had a negative pregancy test

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Did you have any symptoms before Oct 10?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Not that I noticed. I was going through a lot emotionally at the time.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

And when should have been your normal menstrual cycle date in Oct?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I don't know about the normal cycle because I had the early termination September 10th 2016
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

I understand the difficulty of the situation.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

These is a difficult call

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

I would say it is more likely not a pregnancy from sept.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Since you had a negative pregnancy test, bleeding, and an ultrasound that show a 12.5 week fetus that would date it to mid-Oct

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
More of me believes not becaus of the bleeding oct 6-9 but someone told me you can be pregnant and still have a period or bleed is that true?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
ultrasound are accurate? More accurate than a lmp?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Yes you can still have bleeding and a peroid while pregnant.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
This makes me more nervous now.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
How accurate are ultrasound measurements? What are the chances this is from sept 25?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

I would 95% from Oct.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you. Def relieving to know you say 95% is oct.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Thats based on the negative pregnancy test, bleeding in Oct, and an ultrasound that show a 12.5 week fetus that would date it to mid-Oct

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

When was the ultrasound?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ultrasound was today.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 14 days ago.

Yeah that means sometime in midOct.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Happy to know that's accurate