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A 31-year-old member asked:

i have bleeding after taking plan b help, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually not.: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Take a home pregnancy test ; notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Du Bois, PA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Does Plan B always cause bleeding?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Plan B One Step: might cause bleeding as a side effect but often does not. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late.
Lexington, KY
A 41-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to start bleeding a week or so after taking Plan B and start out light and progress to heavier flow for more than a week?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 using Plan B to make sure that it worked. Please see your doctor to start a more reliable birth control method too.
New York, NY
A 30-year-old female asked:

Im i suppose to bleed after drinking Plan B , if i didn't what could that mean?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: How long after unprotected sex did you take the plan b? Plan b is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. A pregnancy test should be performed if menstrual bleeding does not occur within 21 days of taking plan b. Please see your doctor for evaluation/ proper care, and a discussion on alternative birth control for you. Practice safe sex, use condoms. Take care.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is i started bleeding does that mean Plan B worked?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Plan b can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period) but the way you know it worked is when you get your period.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does bleeding mean Plan B is working?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Bleeding can be a side effect of plan b. The proof that it worked is when you have your normal period.

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