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Does Plan B contraceptive cause a period?

Does Plan B contraceptive cause a period?

NO: Plan b alters the lining of your uterus and so prevents implantation. It may cause some breakthrough bleeding but does not cause a period. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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I took the Plan B contraceptive pill about a week ago, and now i'm on my period for the second time this month. Is this caused by the pill?

I took the Plan B contraceptive pill about a week ago, and now i'm on my period for the second time this month. Is this caused by the pill?

Plan B effect : Plan b is essentially taking a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns in your body to delay or present ovulation. An abnormal period afterwards is not surprising. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take more than 1 Plan B one step emergency contraceptive in a 1 month time period?

Is it bad to take more than 1 Plan B one step emergency contraceptive in a 1 month time period?

Plan B 1 Step : Will still be as effective in this scenario but this points to the need to use a more consistently effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have long heavy period after Plan B next choice emergency contraceptive?

Is it normal to have long heavy period after Plan B next choice emergency contraceptive?

Can Occur: Emergency contraceptives can lead to menstrual changes in flow/ irregularities. Please consult with your gynecologist if your bleeding does not come under control. ...Read more

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When you take plan b, (emergency contraceptive), are you supposed to get your period on schedule?

Plan B: Well, if you don't get your period within a week of anticipated date you should notify your gynecologist as it would be important to ensure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I took Plan B contraceptive and started bleeding a week after. I wasn't supposed to get my period then. I've been bleeding for 12 days. Is it normal?

I took Plan B contraceptive and started bleeding a week after. I wasn't supposed to get my period then. I've been bleeding for 12 days. Is it normal?

Plan B: Plan B disrupts the lining of the uterus so bleeding is a result of the medicine. As bleeding has been on for twelve days, I would recommend calling your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Plan B and birth control cause a missed period?

Can Plan B and birth control cause a missed period?

Possibly.: 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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On birth control but took Plan B while on last week of birth control due to missing a pill. I am on my 4th white pill and period hasn't started :( why?

On birth control but took Plan B while on last week of birth control due to missing a pill. I am on my 4th white pill and period hasn't started :( why?

Plan B hormones: will change your menstrual cycle. The One Step Plan B has a large dose of progestin equivalent to that in 7-14 Birth Control Pills, depending on the brand of pill. Keep taking your white or placebo pills as per the package, and start your next package when it is due to maintain your contraceptive effect. You may experience a short period in a few days, or have intermittent spotting. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann
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