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What to do if I had 2 weeks early period after plan b, should I be expecting a normal cycle after this?

It may alter bleedin: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. ...Read more

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Took plan b, had a 1 week early period. How does it affect ovulation in next cycle from starting early? Would still ovulate about 2 weeks into cycle?

Hard to say: Using hormonal contraception can interrupt the normal hormone cycles during the current & subsequent cycle. This will usually normalize within 2-3 cycles. For pregnancy protection, however, you should assume that ovulation will occur and use some type of contraceptive if pregnancy is not desired. ...Read more

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Had early period because of plan b. Should I expect the next one early because I had this one early too? Each of my periods is 28 later after last one

Had early period because of plan b. Should I expect the next one early because I had this one early too? Each of my periods is 28 later after last one

It's likely that u: Will have a period that is lighter than usual, it kind of depends where u r in the cycle. If no period check a pregnancy test. If negative you will go back to your usual cycle. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took Plan B 20 hrs after sex & started bleeding a week later? Is this a early period? How do I know it worked?

Took Plan B 20 hrs after sex & started bleeding a week later? Is this a early period? How do I know it worked?

Typical: It's common and normal to bleed a week after taking plan b. The bleeding pattern may be irregular for 1-2 months after using plan b. The best thing to do is run a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. If it's negative, repeat the test 7 days later. If still negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Took plan b. Bled a week afterwards. Was that my period, if so it would b 2 weeks early. Period due today but not here..

Took plan b. Bled a week afterwards. Was that my period, if so it would b 2 weeks early. Period due today but not here..

May be side effect: 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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Plan B caused me to get an early period. I had protected sex after I'm 4 days late which is unusual. Can Plan B be delaying my period?

Plan B caused me to get an early period. I had protected sex after I'm 4 days late which is unusual. Can Plan B be delaying my period?

Possibly: 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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My cycle 27 days, never late. Condom broke January 2nd. Took Plan B 20 minutes after. Early period on the 8th. Supposed to be on 20. Its the 24th.

My cycle 27 days, never late. Condom broke January 2nd. Took Plan B 20 minutes after. Early period on the 8th. Supposed to be on 20. Its the 24th.

Plan B can: Affect your periods. 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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Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Your sxs could be > ...Read more

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1 week after Plan B use, my uterine lining shedded...could I consider this early period and not pregnant?

1 week after Plan B use, my uterine lining shedded...could I consider this early period and not pregnant?

Uncertain: 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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I had sex 2 days after last pack of birth control pills, took Plan B pill 3 days after. 8 days later I seem to have an early period. Am I pregnant?

I had sex 2 days after last pack of birth control pills, took Plan B pill 3 days after. 8 days later I seem to have an early period. Am I pregnant?

Unlikely: Plan b is an effective form of birth control if you take it within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Its unlikely that you are pregnant if you took it within 3 days. Since you stopped the birth control pill and took plan b, your cycle could be altered. If you are very unsure, you can take a pregnancy test in a week to be certain. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: It is probably the Plan B. It should not be taken twice in one cycle. You need another method of contraception if you are taking it so often. There is a reason it is called emergency contraception. ...Read more

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Had medium bleeding 7 days after taking Plan B dark red and quite a bit, no cramps. But period would have been 2 weeks early. No cramps, what is it? .

Had medium bleeding 7 days after taking Plan B dark red and quite a bit, no cramps. But period would have been 2 weeks early. No cramps, what is it? .

A pregnancy test: The abnormal bleeding is common after using
plan B. This is not unusual. You should take
a pregnancy test to be certain that you are
not pregnant 2 weeks after the plan B.
You should also see your OB/GYN ...Read more

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I started bleeding 3 days after taking the plan B, is this my period? I'm ten days early.

I started bleeding 3 days after taking the plan B, is this my period? I'm ten days early.

Maybe: Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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I took Plan B one step and got my period early. Does this normally happen?

This can happen with: Plan b. It can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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Got my period december 28, 2016 can plan b one step make my period come very early?

Yes: Plan B may alter the menstrual cycle by causing hormonal imbalance.
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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So I took the plan b pill while on my period and my period ended two days early than it should've.

Expected side effect: One of many side effects of Plan B is change in menses (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/plan-b-side-effects. Html). Assuming that you took Plan B b/c you engaged in unprotected sex, go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases/infections. And to discuss birth control options (http://goo. Gl/2QKlgt), not just emergency contraception (goo. Gl/J0Mgor). ...Read more

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I got my period 4 days early. I took Plan B and a week later I got my period again. Is that normal?

I got my period 4 days early. I took Plan B and a week later I got my period again. Is that normal?

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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I took plan b on july 2nd but I took it last month and my period came 2 days early however this month im 4 days late?

I took plan b on july 2nd but I took it last month and my period came 2 days early however this month im 4 days late?

Period may be off: Emergency contraception may cause your period to come sooner or later than expected. If no period after 3 weeks, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Took plan b, period came on 2wks early on Nov24. Have 21 day cycle, I'm a wk late. Could it be bc I had 2 periods last month?

Took plan b, period came on 2wks early on Nov24. Have 21 day cycle, I'm a wk late. Could it be bc I had 2 periods last month?

Depends: If you had sex since your last period, it would be prudent to do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
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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I took Plan B last month and it made my period two weeks early, should I expect the same this month or should it be back to normal?

Hard to know: Some women have an irregular period after taking plan b. When that happens no way to know if cycles will go back to old timing or new timing of periods will occur. Just wait and see. ...Read more

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Period ended dec29 2015. had sex jan1. took plan b early on Jan3. bled 7th-11. period is expected 20th-24. hasn't come yet? Should I be worried?

Period ended dec29 2015. had sex jan1. took plan b early on Jan3. bled 7th-11. period is expected 20th-24. hasn't come yet? Should I be worried?

Probably not: Emergency Contraception can give you unexpected bleeding and delay your period. This doesn't mean anything is wrong or that your are pregnant. However, Emergency Contraception isn't perfect, so it would be a good idea to do a pregnancy test just in case. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Gf got period two weeks early after plan b. bleeding was just like a period. Now she hasn't had it for a month since. Normal? She has no symptoms

Gf got period two weeks early after plan b. bleeding was just like a period. Now she hasn't had it for a month since. Normal? She has no symptoms

Plan B: The plan b pill is hormonal. This can alter your normal cycle, your period may be irregular this month. If there was unprotected sex, be on the safe side and have a pregnancy test done. ...Read more

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Took plan b on 07/04. Period due on 07/21. It came a week early. Lasted 11days. Is it possible that i'll be getting my period for the month of August?

It is possible: It is possible, yes. Plan B has high doses of hormones, and this can alter your normal cycle. This is not dangerous, but it may take 2-3 months for your period to regulate again, or it may return as expected in August. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks early after plan b. Normal?

Period 2 weeks early after plan b. Normal?

It could be your: Period - or other bleeding. 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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If I took Plan B 10 days before expected period. Should it come late or early?

Reading labels: Plan B will change, interfere with or just interrupt the normal menstrual cycle for up to two months. You cannot count on a period to be on time or as expected. ...Read more

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What can happen if you take Plan B have a period 2 days later (about 2 weeks early) then after that period have to take it again?

What can happen if you take Plan B have a period 2 days later (about 2 weeks early) then after that period have to take it again?

It can cause side: Effects. 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. You need a regular form of birth control. ...Read more

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Experienced withdrawal bleeding after plan b. Exactly like a period in heaviness and length (2 wk early) when should I expect my next period?

Experienced withdrawal bleeding after plan b. Exactly like a period in heaviness and length (2 wk early) when should I expect my next period?

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. A pregnancy test should be done 14 days after plan b. ...Read more

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