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i took plan b a little over a week ago and i am experiencing bleeding. is this spotting or am i on my period my period shouldnt start for another week?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Plan B may alter your cycle. This is not of concern. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I ended my period 6/26, took plan b 6/29,week later 7/6 i started spotting but then started bleeding regular. how long does it last?Is this my period?

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Unsure: Taking Plan B will often cause irregular bleeding. If you usually have regular periods, they should return to normal soon. Continue to use contraception and, if you get any pregnancy symptoms, do a pregnancy test. If you continue to have irregular bleeding for the next couple of months, it could be due to something else. Then see your provider.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Took plan b a week before my period, now week period is due i am only lightly bleeding/spotting very light not a period. is this a bad sign? So scared

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Plan B side effect: The light bleeding you are experiencing is a side effect of the Plan B. Plan B alters the menstrual cycle. Check a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after date of unprotected sex to rule out pregnancy.

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