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Took the morning after pill. Week later severe cramps and bleeding. But period is two days late, had some cramps today.

Took the morning after pill. Week later severe cramps and bleeding. But period is two days late, had some cramps today.

Your body may: Need several months to re-regulate your cycle. Please use safer sex practices like condoms if you & partner have not both been 100% monogamous for at least 6 months. Please also use effective contraception unless you both are prepared to raise a child. If cycle does not return to normal in 6 mos, please see your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Is it normal to get cramps two days after taking the plan b. "morning after pill"?

Is it normal to get cramps two days after taking the plan b. "morning after pill"?

Yes: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfor, cramping or feeling tired. Notify your doctor if your period is 7 or more days late. ...Read more

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Are bad cramps and extremely heavy bleeding normal a week later after taking the morning after pill?

Are bad cramps and extremely heavy bleeding normal a week later after taking the morning after pill?

Common: The morning after pill will often give you irregular bleeding. If you do not want to be pregnant consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Sex Friday, seen cervical mucus, took morning after pill on Saturday, now have painful cramps on/off, never had this symptom from pill before, normal?

Sex Friday, seen cervical mucus, took morning after pill on Saturday, now have painful cramps on/off, never had this symptom from pill before, normal?

Physiologic reaction: This is a normal reaction to bringing on a menstruation out of cycle, mostly due to the effect of the progestin a in the preparation, this should subside on its own in a few days. If not over in 3 days, call your OB and have a full exam ...Read more

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If you took morning after pill after period can it effect your cycle from when the next period comes? I usually get it around this time! Feeling cramp

If you took morning after pill after period can it effect your cycle from when the next period comes? I usually get it around this time! Feeling cramp

Yes it can.: 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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I started bleeding along with a cramp two weeks after my period. Before this I took a morning after pill. So was it the pill mess up my period?

I started bleeding along with a cramp two weeks after my period. Before this I took a morning after pill. So was it the pill mess up my period?

Check preg test: The morning after pill will give you irregular bleeding. The next step is to do a home a pregnancy test. They are cheap, quick and reliable and then you will know for sure. If the test is negative you are not pregnant. If you do not want to be pregnant consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

Menstrual Periods: No. First you did not in any way need a morning after pill for a sexual encounter during your normal menstrual period. One cannot get pregnant during a period.

By taking the morning after pill you messed up your own internal hormones and it may take some time to recover. Which means you must be very careful about protecting against unwanted pregnancy during this time. ...Read more

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I had sex Nov 29th & took a morning after pill Nov 30th. I also had sex until my period which was on dec 7th. Spotting & cramps for past few days Why?

I had sex Nov 29th & took a morning after pill Nov 30th. I also had sex until my period which was on dec 7th. Spotting & cramps for past few days Why?

Pregnancy?: The "morning after" pills are not 100% sure to avoid pregnancy. If your period on December 7th was normal (4-7 days and 28-30 days after your last period) spotting and cramping for a "few days" fourteen days later is probably just due to ovulation. If your period is late after the first week in January, 2015, get a serum test (HCG) for pregnancy, which is very accurate. ...Read more

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Hi, my girlfriend took the morning after pill before her last cycle and she suffered heavy cramps nausea etc with a heavy flow meaning that it worked. This months cycle has come two days early and very light almost watery with a mix of blood. We are worr

Hi, my girlfriend took the morning after pill before her last cycle and she suffered heavy cramps nausea etc with a heavy flow meaning that it worked. This months cycle has come two days early and very light almost watery with a mix of blood. We are worr

Morning After Pill: Taking the Morning After Pill can render the menstrual cycle "out of wack" for a bit, but this often returns to normal shortly. It is unlikely that you have anything to worry about. You may want to use an EPT pregnancy test to verify the pregnancy state of your girlfriend. Also, you may want to consider a longer term contraceptive method like OC pills, IUD, Depot shot etc. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I am having cramps since sex that feel like period cramps. Had sex for first time in years 2 days ago. On birth control + morning after pill.?

I am having cramps since sex that feel like period cramps. Had sex for first time in years 2 days ago. On birth control + morning after pill.?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is a complex issue with many possible causes from the various organs in the pelvis. See an Obgyn if the pain does not resolve and Ibuprofen is not helping. The morning after pill is not needed if you are already on birth control. ...Read more

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Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Possible Side Effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it: Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible side effects. 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. ...Read more

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What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

No side effects OR: Potential side effects of: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Which usually happens after taking the morning after pill?

Prevents pregnancy: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can Flucloxacillin be used as a morning after pill?

Can Flucloxacillin be used as a morning after pill?

Antibiotic: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, and to my knowledge has no use as a morning after pill. ...Read more

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Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

What meds ru taking: It should be but it would be helpful if you can list the medications you are taking so drug interactions can be reviewed. ...Read more

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How effective is "the morning after pill? " I could be ovulating too.

95%: As above, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, sooner the better ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill cause nausea?

Does the morning after pill cause nausea?

Yes: Emergency Contraceptive pills can cause nausea. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include 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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Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Emergency contracept: 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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Morning after pill cause white discharge?

Morning after pill cause white discharge?

The hormonal change: Could ^ chances for a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), >. ...Read more

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Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

0% Progesterone: Levonorgestrel is a progestin and not an actual hormone. It useful because it will act similarly to the natural hormone progesterone. The Plan B one step pill contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. Except for the filler, matrix, and binder required to create the pill itself is 100% of the medication. ...Read more

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Morning after pill during post partum does it work?

Morning after pill during post partum does it work?

Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription for the morning after pill?

Do I need a prescription for the morning after pill?

Over the counter: If you are over 18 it is available without a prescription. The morning after pill will give you irregular bleeding. Ideally it should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Aftera - yes: It is recommended that it be used within 72 hours (3 days of unprotected sex).

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Can you tell me if morning after pill make you bloated?

Can you tell me if morning after pill make you bloated?

Possibly: 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. ...Read more

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Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the morning after pill 24 hrs after sex?

Is it safe to take the morning after pill 24 hrs after sex?

Yes: Plan b - the morning after pill is effective for up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. It is most effective if used within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Which r the side effects of ciplas I pill (morning after pill)?

Which r the side effects of ciplas I pill (morning after pill)?

Side effects: Of the morning after pill include: some chance of irregular bleeding, small chance of side effects from Progesterone such as bloating, water retention and mood swings, and the small chance of it failing and being pregnant. ...Read more

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How effective are the condoms and morning after pill combined?

How effective are the condoms and morning after pill combined?

Sperm plus Egg: Condoms are 100% effective when used throughout the sexual encounter. One cannot get pregnant without sperm. ...Read more

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Are two birth controls the equivalence of the morning after pill?

Are two birth controls the equivalence of the morning after pill?

No: Hormone amounts are different than in birth control packs. And if you take two from your daily pack, you will have to skip a day (later), increasing chances of pregnancy then. "plan b" had two pills, but other morning after options do not. ...Read more

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I have ovariun cyst is it advisable to take morning after pill?

I have ovariun cyst is it advisable to take morning after pill?

It depends.: There are many kinds of ovarian cysts. Most, if not all should pose no trouble at their early stages. However, many complications can happen, like hemorrhage, and the morning after pill and oral contraceptives overall affect hormones so it depends on the kind of cyst you have and its extent. So you should see your doctor and talk about it and see what ocp, if any, is right for you. ...Read more

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Fertile day no ejaculation and took morning after pill am I safe?

Fertile day no ejaculation and took morning after pill am I safe?

From pregnancy: Probably, but not from yourself. You need to be more careful as pre-ejaculate fluid contains sperm. Why don't you try protected sex so you can enjoy the whole thing without the worry about pregnancy, or about acquiring an HIV or std infection? ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more