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Does Plan B always cause bleeding?

Does Plan B always cause bleeding?

Plan B One Step: might cause bleeding as a side effect but often does not. 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. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Plan b - does it cause vaginal excessive bleeding?

Plan b - does it cause vaginal excessive bleeding?

Usually not: It is a progestin-based medication and so should not be causing excessive bleeding, but can cause breakthrough bleeding/spotting and change of mentrual flow, or can cause you to miss your period. So, excessive bleeding is unusual, but not impossible. So, if you have trouble, consullt your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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How soon after Plan B does one ovulate? Should I expect ovulation to only be delayed by a few days, or does the bleeding it causes reset your cycle?

How soon after Plan B does one ovulate? Should I expect ovulation to only be delayed by a few days, or does the bleeding it causes reset your cycle?

One week: If taken at the right time, before your body sends a signal to ovulate (LH surge), EC can stop the signal and completely prevent ovulation. The follicle will likely degrade without the signal to release the egg. The EC is similar to the hormone (progesterone) that would sustain the lining of the uterus and once that is cleared, you'll have a period -- usually one week. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and took Plan B 6 days ago. My boyfriend.fingered me last night pretty aggressively. I'm now bleeding black. What is the cause?

I had unprotected sex and took Plan B 6 days ago. My boyfriend.fingered me last night pretty aggressively. I'm now bleeding black. What is the cause?

Could be : torn skin or withdraw bleed from plan B, Remember plan b should not be your routine goto Ned for contraception. Hence the name, emergency contraception. See you doctor for long term birth control or you will have messed up cycles. ...Read more

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Does Plan B really cause withdrawal bleeding or is this just another internet myth?

Does Plan B really cause withdrawal bleeding or is this just another internet myth?

Withdrawal Bleeding : Wow. Please define what you mean by 'withdrawal bleeding'. Are you thinking of taking Plan B while you are on birth control? Really? ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can withdrawal bleeding from Plan B cause ovulation to be delayed?

Hello docs. I was wondering can withdrawal bleeding from Plan B cause ovulation to be delayed?

Yes: The hormones may effect your period but if you had unprotected sex a late period might be a sign of pregnancy---check a pregnancy test and if negative wait two weeks-- if no period by then see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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