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light period after taking plan b

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It will ease soon: Bleeding is frequently unpredictable.

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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can Be: Plan b is a progestin. When you take it, then stop it, the reaction is called withdrawal bleeding, and you would expect to bleed. If either of your ne ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Well, it means . . .: You are having unprotected sex, and you could end up with a pregnancy or an std. Plan b is, well, plan b, and plan a should be safe sex and birth cont ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B side effect: most likely.. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnan ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: This is normal for Plan B use.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
1 week late: Take it when you're 1 week late.
A 22-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
A 29-year-old male 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You may have had: Your period early. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pr ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You are not pregnant: Do i need to say it louder? You are not pregnant. We cannot lie to you to tell you something that is not possible. Bleeding in general represents not ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Back to School?: Taking Emergency contraception when you cannot possibly get pregnant is not wise, advisable or understandable. One does not get pregnant during their ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Should be OK: But rather than taking Plan B repeatedly why don't you adopt a method of contraception which is more reliable. Hope the bleeding stops and that you ar ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not.: It's not uncommon for plan B to cause cycle irregularity for even a few months, especially in women who have irregular cycles to begin with. There is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Do HPT...7-10 day...: Your effort to prevent pregnancy deserves drawing applause but no known contraceptive can give 100 % of success. Hence, do HPT in 7-10 days after miss ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Plan B: Very common for Plan B to cause irregularity in your periods. It should normalize over the next month or two. it is 95% effective when taken within th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Your negative pregnancy test is a good sign. Your period cycle may be altered by the Plan B. As long as you haven't continued to have unprotected sex ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unprotected sex: plan B is effective most of the time in preventing pregnancy ( 89% ) failure is possible , get pregnancy test done , speak to your doctor for more eff ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Depo an PlanB: Tese two drugs are similar and has the same effect on the lining the uterus. The cumulative effect would cause light bleeding
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: With the backup, you would be covered even for a progestin-only pill.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
DO a pregnancy test: to answer this question today, anything else is guessing.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Probably not: The plan B pill is a high dose of progesterone which makes your uterine lining incompatible with a potential embryo. That high dose of progesterone c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting?: Are you asking about spotting during the next period after taking "the pill" for contraception?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That can happen.: 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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