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Does plan b affect your next period

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
PLAN B: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period);... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Period: If you had unprotected intercourse rule out pregnancy via urine and blood test as you want to rule out normal versus ectopic pregnancy. Consult your o... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: but could also be due to pregnancy since plan b only has an 85-95% effectiveness. Do a pregnancy test.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It can happen: Irregular bleeding after taking a morning-after pill like Plan B, or Ella (ulipristal) is somewhat common. Some women get spotting or bleeding before ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
How long has this: been going on for? Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please do a home: pregnancy test & advise your doctor. It is important to rule pregnancy out. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Plan B: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. If your period is a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Should get period: Yes, you should still get a period even though menstrual flow can be effected. Contact your doctor if you miss your period.
A female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
You are not fine: Plan B is a single treatment to prevent a single ovulation cycle. It will not cause permanent cessation of menses. You need a proper workup.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use of Plan B may: be the cause. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Late period: Just 3 days is not that unusual! . Important to start at the first day of previous period and count from there forward to determine the "CYCLE" Not su... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: Emergency Contraception can give you unexpected bleeding and delay your period. This doesn't mean anything is wrong or that your are pregnant. Howev... Read More

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