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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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