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is it normal to have spotting and cramping for two weeks on and off after taking plan b when just finished your period a 2 days before

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No not OK: Plan b pills ( morning after ) are not contraceptives has specific use misuse may damage your body , now see your doctor for long term plans with var ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are needing : Plan b twice in 2 weeks - then you really need to look into a good form of baseline protection. Potential side effects w plan b: tender breasts; menst ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes. Cramping and spotting are common side-effects after taking Plan B
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be normal: Taking Plan B (or any other emergency contraceptive pill) can alter the timing of the current cycle and of the upcoming cycle. One should check a home ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: If persistant may be infection or something else. See your doc.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal?: It can be normal to have bleeding stop for one day in period and then continue. A heavy period, soaking pads or tampons in 2-3 hours or less, or passi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not period: If this was not the time of your expected period, chances are that this is a response to the meds and you will have a period later. Consider a pregna ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan b : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say exactly : But suboptimal birth control use has about a 10% failure rate and even after 72 hours (in the range of 72 - 120 hour range) is about 72-87% effective. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B effect : Plan b is essentially taking a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns in your body to delay or present ovulation. An abnormal per ... Read More
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Irregular period: Different bleeding patterns are not all that unusual but to be sure make sure you are not pregnant although remote but it is till a possibility.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plan B can disrupt..: ..your normal cycle. It is, after all, a hormone based contraceptive. Consider this "heavy bleeding" to be an early period. The interval between th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
21 years experience Family Medicine
Bleeding: Very common to have irregular bleeding when you first start a new method of contraception. See a doctor if it doesn't resolve on its own.
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A member asked:
Dr. Celia Dominguez
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Withdrawal bleeding : Withdrawal bleeding occurs when a hormonal medication like birth control pills or plan b is taken and then a few days later after wards bleeding occur ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe ok: of course taking a pregancy test is allows informative. However it sounds like the plan b worked and the body is flushing things out. Now is a good ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once in a while. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid conditi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding post bcp: Menstruation is caused by a sudden decrease in estrogen/progesterone in a normal cycle. On bcp's, your stopping the pill prematurely will cause the dr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Who knows?: The use of Plan B causes interference in the hormonal menstrual cycle and therefore it is indefinite as to when to expect the next cycle. The best adv ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: Plan B disrupts the lining of the uterus so bleeding is a result of the medicine. As bleeding has been on for twelve days, I would recommend calling ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk with the Rx: You should contact the doc who prescribed the medication and ask them if you need to change or tough it out a little longer. If the menstrual bleeding ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy unlikely: Irregular bleeding after taking a morning-after pill, like Plan B or Ella, (ulipristal acetate) is somewhat common. Some women get spotting or bleedin ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Plan B effects cycle: Plan B will effect the next cycle- your periods may be altered for the next month.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to know: Some women have an irregular period after taking plan b. When that happens no way to know if cycles will go back to old timing or new timing of period ... Read More

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