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I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

Side Effect.: 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. If not hemorrhaging is likely ok. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Is it normal to have heavy bleeding after taking emergency contraception?

Is it normal to have heavy bleeding after taking emergency contraception?

It can happen: Emergency contraception can change your next period--it can come early, or be delayed. It might be heavier, but there are other causes of heavy bleeding including stds that should be checked to be sure. If you had unprotected sex and thus a risk of stds, you should get a check. ...Read more

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I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

Impossible to answer: Since you took extra hormones instead of being on birth control it may take one or two cycles to fully get back to normal. Please remember that you will have difficulty knowing when you are fertile now for a time and must protect against unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Few days: It's not easy to answer your question specifically. You may have 2 or more days if pills were taken after ovulation (you didn't give the time in your cycle when you took them; would you even know?). Also, if you have a history or pattern of irregular menstrual bleeding, that could be a factor. If you have more questions about your bleeding, do see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

By sonogram: A pregnancy can be dated by using the last menstrual cycle. If that date is unknown a sonogram can be done to determine how far along you are. Then Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more

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4 weeks preg (8/18) would conception result from 7/17 or 7/26 emergency contraception bleeding between dates- Actually began on 7/18 EC taken 7/11?

4 weeks preg (8/18) would conception result from 7/17 or 7/26 emergency contraception bleeding between dates- Actually began on 7/18 EC taken 7/11?

Maybe none: Generally, the convention is that a 4 week pregnancy means 2 weeks from actual conception. In that case 7/26 is the only possibility, and that is only borderline. ...Read more

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I bleed 5 to 7 days after using emergency contraception is this a period& if I have unprotected sex 7 days after just before the bleeding am I safe?

I bleed 5 to 7 days after using emergency contraception is this a period& if I have unprotected sex 7 days after just before the bleeding am I safe?

Emerg Contraception: Emergency contraception causes temporary menstrual cycle disruption so some abnormal bleeding is pretty common. If you have unprotected sex again then you will need to take emergency contraception again. It would be best to use condoms or avoid intercourse until you can start effective long term birth control. ...Read more

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I had my period from 12-16.9 and on 17.9 I took an emergency contraception. On, 22.9 I started bleeding. It's like my period came again. Is it normal?

I had my period from 12-16.9 and on 17.9 I took an emergency contraception. On, 22.9 I started bleeding. It's like my period came again. Is it normal?

Yes: Hormonal changes by plan B can induce bleeding after the level of plan B hormones falls.
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.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Took levonorgestrel 4 days ago as emergency contraception. Now I'm bleeding. Is my menstruation?

Took levonorgestrel 4 days ago as emergency contraception. Now I'm bleeding. Is my menstruation?

Normal: The emergency contraceptives disrupt the menstrual cycle so this is normal but is not a normal menstrual period it is the result of the medicine. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Went to doc yesterday with light bleeding 10 days before period and she gave me emergency contraception to take. Heavy bleeding now with pauses. Help?

Went to doc yesterday with light bleeding 10 days before period and she gave me emergency contraception to take. Heavy bleeding now with pauses. Help?

Morning after pill: Heavy bleeding after morning after pill is normal. It causes you to rapidly shed the lining of the uterus, which is the heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) work immediately if taken during withdrawal bleeding from emergency contraception?

Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) work immediately if taken during withdrawal bleeding from emergency contraception?

The use of an: Emergency contraceptive pill will not impact effectiveness of Depo Provera. However, I am not sure that I exactly understand what you are asking. ...Read more

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1 day after my period had unprotected sex, took emergency contraception in 12hours, no bleeding no other side effects, can I be pregnant?

1 day after my period had unprotected sex, took emergency contraception in 12hours, no bleeding no other side effects, can I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Have ovarian cysts. Took emergency contraception. 6dys later spotting & slight bleeding. Now worse constant pressure & pain in lower left abdomen.?

Have ovarian cysts. Took emergency contraception. 6dys later spotting & slight bleeding. Now worse constant pressure & pain in lower left abdomen.?

Upt: Its likely cramping and a period from the hormones. You may have a hx of pelvic pain, this making it worse. You may have a uti, ovarian cyst; take a pregnancy test but it would be early to have pain from pregnancy in ur tube. Try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2x per day, the changes in the uterus due to the hormones r initiating bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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Taken a similar dosage to emergency contraception, it's been about 10 days without withdrawal bleed. Should I be worried?

Taken a similar dosage to emergency contraception, it's been about 10 days without withdrawal bleed. Should I be worried?

No: Whether there is a withdrawal bleed from emergency contraception depends on where a woman is in her cycle when she takes it. Some women won't have a withdrawal bleed after taking it. Do a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex using the first urine of the morning. If it's negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can emergency contraception make me bleed lightly 10-12 days AFTER my period? Is it normal?

Can emergency contraception make me bleed lightly 10-12 days AFTER my period? Is it normal?

Response to Plan B: It is your body's response to the hormonal changes induced by the emergency contraceptive. Whether you want to count that as your period is really not important. What it means is that you are not pregnant, but does nothing in predicting your next cycle as things will be thrown off the next month because of use of the hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more