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Did Plan B just cause a miscarriage?

Hi,

My husband and I took Plan B five days ago, on Monday. Ironically, two days later on Wednesday, I had an overwhelming sensation that I was already pregnant (a sensation I remember from the early days of being pregnant with my first child).

I took several pregnancy tests, and sure enough, I was pregnant. I can only be up to five weeks pregnant, as I got my last period 5 weeks ago.

The problem is, I'm now having the usual symptoms of Plan B side effects: intense cramping and fairly heavy bleeding. I KNOW and have read elsewhere on this site that Plan B ostensibly cannot cause a miscarriage. HOWEVER, is it possible to be bleeding this heavily (about as heavily as a heavy period) and still be pregnant???
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I know for a fact that the Plan B pill does in fact cause a miscarriage. I was very angry when I saw the advertisment indicating that it doesn't. With all your symptoms, you are having a miscarriage. I would call my OB/Gyn and schedule an appointment. I'm sorry for the lost.
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Supposedly Plan B is not supposed to cause one, though with the bleeding you are having it may have done so. Make an appointment with you OB/GYN to see what's going on... good luck.
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You may be having a miscarriage but it can also be that the Plan B caused the positive result. One of my close friends took the pills and shortly after took a pregnancy test, which resulted in being positive. On the next day she went to her clinic and took a blood pregnancy test and it resulted negative. Her doctor explained that Plan B can make urine pregnancy test results come out positive. So... you might be miscarrying or your result may have been positive because of the pills and you just got your regular period. Hope you can find out what truly happened. Good Luck!
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Hi--

Thank you both for responses. I've made an appointment with my OBGYN, but I'm already almost positive I'm no longer pregnant. Any woman who's been pregnant knows the feeling of having something in her stomach -- and you definitely know when you don't have that feeling anymore.

I just called the Plan B 1-800 number, and while they reassured me that Plan B is supposedly not capable of causing a miscarriage, the woman I spoke to also acknowledged that they have never conducted any studies on women who are actually pregnant.

I'm adamantly pro-choice, and I'm glad Plan B is on the market. But...ironically, being pro-choice, it feels a little funny to have a miscarriage triggered without...choice?  :/  I didn't want to be pregnant right now, but feeling like I just inadvertently caused a miscarriage feels kind of weird.............
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