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A 37-year-old member asked:

Does plan b cause spotting?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can: 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.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can Plan B cause spotting between periods?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: A potential side effect w emergency contraception is menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period).
Lawrence, MA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i take Plan B while spotting?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes if needed : If you are within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and are not on birth control then taking Plan B can decrease the risk of getting pregnant. Spotting now will have no effect.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can i take Plan B when i'm having cramps and spotting?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Plan B: Plan b can be taken at anytime that there is failed contraception (if you aren't pregnant).
A 47-year-old member asked:

Does spotting mean Plan B is working?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That's just a : Possible side effect. What means that it is has worked is having an actual period. Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if your period is 7 or > days late.
Sep 6, 2013

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