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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

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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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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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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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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

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If i took Plan B the day period was due, would it delay it by 1 week? (i know Plan B causes bleeding 1week after but i can't tell if it's my period)

That could be hard: To tell. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Last period ended Dec29. Had sex Jan1. Plan B on 3rd, caused bleeding 7-11. Period expected 20-24, 3-5 days late. Could I be pregnant? Do a test??

Testing and Consult: Plan B is not absolutely 100% effective, but approaches that when used specifically as directed. If you continue to be late, I recommend an scheduling an appointment with an Ob/Gyn. Is reasonable to perform an over the counter pregnancy test in the meantime. ...Read more

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Does bleeding mean Plan B is working?

Not necessarily: Bleeding can be a side effect of plan b. The proof that it worked is when you have your normal period. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after Plan B a good thing?

Is bleeding after Plan B a good thing?

It is not good or : Bad -just a side effect. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Your actual period is the proof that pregnancy was averted. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after Plan B mean that it work?

No: Plan b may or may not cause irregular bleeding. These are side effects. The only way to know that treatment was successful is that your period arrived, or that you had a negative pregnancy test after time of anticipated period. ...Read more

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Is i started bleeding does that mean Plan B worked?

Is i started bleeding does that mean Plan B worked?

Not necessarily: Plan b can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period) but the way you know it worked is when you get your period. ...Read more

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Does the bleeding you get after Plan B means it worked?

No: Irregular bleeding or spotting can be a side effect. The 'proof is in the pudding', when you get a normal period. ...Read more