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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Plan B will cause irregular bleeding which is not your normal period as will any of the emergency contraceptives.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Test: Please do not ask us to guess. Physicians never guess when it comes to pregnancy. If you are worried, go get a pregnancy test.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Period or spotting?: If you have spotting instead of a period - it is recommended that you seek medical attention..
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could be: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to ... Read More
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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is not: After you have had a period, it would not matter that you had taken plan b, you would likely still ovulate about the same time.
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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Decreases risk: Emergency contraception decreases the risk of pregnancy by about 70%.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Plan B: Plan B works about 50% of the time. You took it correctly.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pregnancy Test: If your period is more than one week late please consult with your gynecologist. It would be important to ensure that you are not pregnant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-2 weeks: Plan b is a large dose of progesterone. Depending upon when it is taken during the cycle, it certainly is associated with not only breakthrough bleed ... Read More
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
72 hours: It should be taken within 72 hours of sex.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cannot answer that: Depends when your next period will start.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
No: Plan B works best in the first 24 hours
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can be.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of p ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). The Plan B may have caused ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The morning-after pill can definitely cause abnormal bleeding, for up to 2 months. See your doctor about using a more reliable form of contraception ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes : You may but it's not necessary.If your preriod is really due in 2days then you don't have to worry about pregnancy.You have already ovulated about 12 ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: An antibiotic should not prevent Plan B from being effective.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B: Plan B One-Step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: Maybe not but it is worth a try if you don't want to be pregnant.

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