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I had sex 12-8. The next day, I took Plan B. Then I had a gyno appt. On 12-12 and was prescribed NuvaRing. Nonstop bloating, cramping. Light brwn disc?

I had sex 12-8. The next day, I took Plan B. Then I had a gyno appt. On 12-12 and was prescribed NuvaRing. Nonstop bloating, cramping. Light brwn disc?

Patience: Most of the side effects from hormonal birth control will gradually resolve for the women who are patient and persistent. The Nuva ring is excellent birth control as well as cycle control - continue to use it. ...Read more

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I took Plan B 6 days ago, still bloating and cramping. I also had the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 4 days ago. Is this normal?

I took Plan B 6 days ago, still bloating and cramping. I also had the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 4 days ago. Is this normal?

Yes: Plan B can cause bloating and cramping. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can also do the same. Please take some Ibuprofen, it should help. The bloating and cramping should subside in a few weeks. ...Read more

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One heavy and two slightly lighter periods after taking plan b. I have slight bloating and gases after safe sex yesterday. Negative test. Pregnant?

One heavy and two slightly lighter periods after taking plan b. I have slight bloating and gases after safe sex yesterday. Negative test. Pregnant?

Here are some. ..: Known to us, no contraceptives can offer 100% guaranty. But, nowadays, the easily available and highly accurate HPT has brought much blessing to all sexually active females. So, do HPT in a wk after missing the expected period and repeat it in a wk if the 1st test is (-) & still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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How long after taking Plan B can it cause hormonal imbalance? Got period 9 days ago, (on time,)but having other effects; breasts tender & bloating...

Not plan b: The effects of plan n the only last for a day or two. Symptoms you are having at this time would not be related to that. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Took plan b 2 wks ago. Bled for a week after. Period is now four days late but I have brown discharge and bloating am I pregnant?

Took plan b 2 wks ago. Bled for a week after. Period is now four days late but I have brown discharge and bloating am I pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Plan B can alter the menstrual for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Could be...: It could be associated with the NuvaRing and symptoms usually get better after a couple of weeks on it. However, if symptoms are severe or persistent you should see your doctor for possible alternative contraceptive and also evaluation of other possible causes. ...Read more

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Took plan b. No period for almost 2 months. Negative pregnancy test. White odorless discharge. No symptoms just bloating. Any answers please?

Plan B: Plan b can interfere with, interrupt and change the menstrual cycle for two cycles. If you do not normalize this month you may want to consider another pregnancy test or a visit with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I took plan b the day after intercourse. Second week, Brests are very sore and full. I'm experiencing bloating and gas. I notice white discharge today?

I took plan b the day after intercourse. Second week, Brests are very sore and full. I'm experiencing bloating and gas. I notice white discharge today?

Start with: A Pregnancy test!
Often these are symptoms from the Plan B hormones however Plan B is not 100% effective...so make sure
If your symptoms continue and your Preg Test is NEGATIVE, check it out with your Gynecologist!

Hope this helps...Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Took Plan B 30 hours after unprotected sex, had my mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 2 days later. I've had horrible bloating. Will all these hormones effect my period?

Took Plan B 30 hours after unprotected sex, had my mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 2 days later. I've had horrible bloating. Will all these hormones effect my period?

Plan B: Plan "B" should be taken as soon as possible after sex. Your timing is good. As for mirena (levonorgestrel) it is a hormone releasing IUD. When first placed it may affect your period. With time the side effects should go away. If the don't you may want to change it to a different one. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex Tuesday and within an hr I took plan b. Now I'very been experiencing extreme bloating and cramps. My period is due this Wednesday. Is it to early to use a 1st response 6 days sooner pregnancy test?

I had unprotected sex Tuesday and within an hr I took plan b. Now I'very been experiencing extreme bloating and cramps. My period is due this Wednesday. Is it to early to use a 1st response 6 days sooner pregnancy test?

Too soon: If you had sex 5 days ago then it is too early to do a pregnancy test. You will need to wait 2-3 weeks from the date of intercourse. If you have your period as scheduled the you are not pregnant. Sometimes after Plan B the menstrual cycle is disrupted. This is how it works. Consider starting birth control to avoid these scares in the future ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and 3 days later I took aftera and I know there's gonna be side effects but right now I'm bloating so much and peeing a lot help?

I had unprotected sex and 3 days later I took aftera and I know there's gonna be side effects but right now I'm bloating so much and peeing a lot help?

Below: The frequent urination can be a early sign of urinary tact infection.
Also could be secondary to STD.
With your symptoms it would be best to see your DR for exam and accurate DX after labs are don. ...Read more

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Had sex 10 weeks ago & used planb. I'm having pregnant symptoms (24/7nausea and bloating) but recently had a neg. Blood test & heavy period. Could I be preg?

Had sex 10 weeks ago & used planb. I'm having pregnant symptoms (24/7nausea and bloating) but recently had a neg. Blood test & heavy period. Could I be preg?

Not if neg preg test: Home pregnancy tests are very reliable. If you have done one and it is negative then you can rely on it. Most likely this is just your first period after plan b. I would schedule a visit to discuss an effective contraception plan so that you don't need Plan B in the future. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get your period 2 months after taking plan b? . Didn't have a period until 2 months after plan b.

Is it normal to get your period 2 months after taking plan b? . Didn't have a period until 2 months after plan b.

Use of Plan B may: Be the cause. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Delayed period two months after plan b. Is that normal?

Delayed period two months after plan b. Is that normal?

Agree with Dr. Katta: Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Irregular bleeding/spotting off and on for two months after plan b. Neg pregnancy both at home and at doctor. What's going on?

Irregular bleeding/spotting off and on for two months after plan b. Neg pregnancy both at home and at doctor. What's going on?

Plan B: Bleeding two months after plan B needs an evaluation by a specialist as you could have a cyst, infection or other more worrisome conditions, and an exam must be performed with targeted laboratory evaluation to answer that question ...Read more

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Does Plan B work?

Does Plan B work?

Yes: Plan b is about 90% effective if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex. It may still work up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but the failure rate is higher. ...Read more

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Does Plan B work well?

Plan B one step: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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Do Plan B really work?

Yes: Plan b is there, of course, because the better method plan a is not present.
Plan b does work. The sooner it's taken the better it works. The effectiveness gradually decreases over the next 5 days
a newer emergency contraception called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has more even effectiveness over the next 5 days. ...Read more

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What is Plan B one step?

What is Plan B one step?

Plan B: Is like an alternative to 'Plan A". In other words if you are using one form of birth control but it fails, you can then use Plan B as part of a back up plan. It is an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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What does taking Plan B do?

What does taking Plan B do?

3 mechanisms of: Action. “Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. Prevents Fertilization. Prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.” REF: http://planb. Ca/how-it-works. Html ...Read more

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When should someone take plan b?

Within 72 hours of: Failed contraception. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more