A 18-year-old male asked:
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if you get your period a week after taking plan b and then a light period/light spotting 10 days after your period is that normal? please help!

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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 using Plan B to make sure that it worked. Please see your doctor to start a more reliable birth control method too.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B: That certainly can occur with Plan B. 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.
Answered on Oct 22, 2018

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