A 16-year-old female asked:
i took plan b 8hrs after condom broke, he pulled out. it's been a week and now i've been bleeding for the past 2 days normal?how long should it last?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Plan B: Emergency contraception will definitely affect your cycle and will cause you to bleed in an unpredictable way. Often times it delays ovulation and therefore delays periods , which can make them heavier. I would not expect your bleeding to last more than a week , if it does go see a doctor.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Normal: Planb is not 100% effective, so you need to check a pregnancy test in a couple of weeks. Breakthrough bleeding after using planb is common and is not your period. It also works to delay ovulation, so your next period might also be delayed.
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