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i got my period a week after taking plan b

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Plan b will change up the menstrual cycle since it works by preventing ovulation. Bleeding is expected. You should always take a pregnancy test after ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: Plan B is 88% effective but can make your period late. After 5 days, I wouldn't assume this is the cause. You can get a home pregnancy test at the d ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not, but...: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Plan B: interrupts but does NOT change your menstrual cycle although it may take a few cycles to "normalize" again. In the meantime USE SAFE CONTRACEPTION.... ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Don't know: A pregnancy test around the time of a missed period should help you know. It is possible that you were ovulating during the second episode of interc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to di ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get tested soon: Plan B does not work 100% of the time and thus you need to test for pregnancy in the next few weeks. Using a condom will likely be more effectively a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Please Clarify: First, if you had a period and you have not had sex since then, you are not pregnant. Second, if you are using Plan B as your birth control method on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't anticipate: when the next one will be. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: bleeding is a normal side effect of PlanB. I suggest a home pregnancy thest this week and future use of both BC pills and condoms.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Too many hormones: First you did not need plan b. You cannot get pregnant the day after a normal period. I would bet that the Plan B and your own hormones are acting a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnant: Since you are on your period you probably are not pregnant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: However only a test by your doctor can tell you for sure.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 month later usual: Usually the next menses will be about 1 month after the last one especially if the last one was on time. Occasionally menses will be delayed a few da ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: Plan B can cause temporary cycle disruption. 2.5 weeks is a long time for bleeding. This is good opportunity to see an Obgyn and discuss your bleeding ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Why wait? Emergency contraception is most effective when taken within 72hrs of unprotected sex but why wait until last minute. More importantly, see y ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely NO: It looks like you did the right thing by taking Plan B. Also, having sex on last day of period when you are not fertile lowers your risk of pregnancy. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be fine: 2 days after the period should not be the expected time of ovulation, and with the use of the plan b, it seems pretty safe that you are not pregnant. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About Plan B...: Plan B can alter the menstrual-type bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Taking : Taking Plan B twice is allowable. Nothing bad will happen to you from taking it twice. There are many birth control options now, including oral tabl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The only way to know: Is if you can confirm it is a period or there is a negative pregnancy test. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, change ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typical with Plan B: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a me ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About Plan B...: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home ... Read More

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