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How Long Does Plan B Work
PLAN B: hello~ its a higher dose of estrogen and this makes the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to get thicker than it would w'out it and that causes it to run out of blood supply to sustain it and it sloughs off ( ie;menstruation) and bonus is that if you had an available egg and an available sperm and conception occurred, the fertilzed egg cannot implant, it is then lost in the menstrual effluent ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plan B: Plan B is taken orally. You swallow the pills within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. When used in this way it decreases the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. IT works by delaying or blocking ovulation. It is not an abortive agent. It begins working as soon as you swallow it as the hormones are absorbed. ...Read more
A matter of days.: Even though Plan B is out of your system relatively quickly, the hormonal changes that occur may take up to several months after the Plan B was taken to even out. ...Read more
Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy! the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk. If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
It doesn't: For the most part, plan b, which is high dose progesterone, prevents ovulation. That is the primary mechanism of the drug. Having said that, the Progesterone can alter cervical mucous... To a degree, but consider that majority of mechanism is to prevent ovulation. The sooner taken after unprotected intercourse the better. ...Read more
Prevent ovulation.: 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 would sustain the lining of the uterus and once that is cleared, you'll have a period. ...Read more
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