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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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I just started my period aftre two weeks of taking the morning after pill. My period is light and pinkish not like usual and ive been having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

I just started my period aftre two weeks of taking the morning after pill. My period is light and pinkish not like usual and ive been having pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible I could be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Plan B (or other morning-after pills) can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because a morning-after pill works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get you period after taking the morning after pill?

Isn't it unusual to to get you period after taking the morning after pill?

Can happen: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

Possible: It is possible to be late or to be pregnant. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more

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Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

2 weeks: If she took the morning after pill and had abnormal bleeding you should check a pregnancy test in 2 weeks. It should be positive by then if she conceived prior to the morning after pill. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill affect your period?

How can the morning after pill affect your period?

In different ways.: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period, ?

Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period, ?

See below: The morning after pill disrupts the lining of the uterus to help prevent embryo implantation. This can lead to irregular bleeding for the remainder of the cycle. It may be 3 or 4 weeks before a period. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Sometimes.: 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 a morning after pill make your period pink and light?

Can a morning after pill make your period pink and light?

Yes: When the "morning after pill" is taken, it will alter your hormonal makeup and the all too common result is a change in your cycle. So, having pink, brown, red (bright or dark) spotting or flow--which could be heavy & irregular--is often the result. Usually this does not persist beyond one cycle, as your body readjusts hormonally and begins to regulate itself again. ...Read more

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After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

Variable: It may cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill change your period date if you take it before?

Does the morning after pill change your period date if you take it before?

It can: Anytime, one uses any hormonal product, including but not limited to the morning after pill, the bleeding pattern including the period date may change. Consider consistent contraception if this is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How long after you take it does the morning after pill affect your period?

One cycle: The "morning after pill" (progesterone only post-coital contraception) will often cause irregular bleeding -- your period may come earlier than expected. If you do not bleed after taking the pill, and if you do not get your period when expected, please take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

It can: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be on your period for 2 weeks? After taking the morning after pill

Is it normal to be on your period for 2 weeks? After taking the morning after pill

Not surprising.: Hormonal imbalance can cause irregular and heavy menses. The morning-after pill can certainly have that effect. Please see your gynecologist to fully investigate this and engage in regular contraception. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill affect your period for several months? Please be specific.

Not usually: It can make your post emergency contraception period a bit early or late and sometimes lengthen the duration of your post emergency contraception period. There is some data to suggest that it might lengthen the duration of your next period too. But no great data/study to suggest any prolonged effect on periods for months. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After taking morning after pill ellaone - period came 16 days late!?

Need expert advice. After taking morning after pill ellaone - period came 16 days late!?

Pregnancy test: Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant. It can take 2 weeks from conception (in general 4 weeks from last period) for a pregnant test to turn positive, if you have regular monthly periods. If you believe you may be pregnant, take a test in this time frame and that should give you your answer. The morning after decreases the rate of pregnancy, but does not fully eliminate it. ...Read more

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After taking the Ellaone morning after pill, how many days until you should come on your period?

Ellaone: Emergency contraceptives or morning after pills can disrupt the regular menstrual cycle. No way to predict how soon the next period will be. Check a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after unprotected sex to determine if pregnant. ...Read more

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How will the morning after pill affect your period if you were supposed to get it a few days later?

Irregular bleeding: If the morning after pill is used at that time in the cycle, it may cause a withdrawal bleed earlier in the cycle and bleeding may be for a longer period of time than a usual menses. Reliable contraception is a good option! ...Read more

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Is it normal to start period two days after plan b morning after pill? How common is it to happen?

Is it normal to start period two days after plan b morning after pill? How common is it to happen?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon for emergency contraception (like Plan B) to affect your menstrual cycle, leading to a missed period or earlier period. It also depends on where you were in your cycle when you used it. Take Care! ...Read more

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Would ur period be late if you took the morning after pill once in november and once in january again?

Yes.: Taking the "morning after pill" is like a high dose birth control. ... Therefore, this can interfere with your "normal" cycles. Taking two morning after pills so close together could make your periods late or irregular. It may take a few months for things to become normal again. You should talk to your dr about birth control options! :). ...Read more

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How long do you take to get your periods if u have taken the morning after pill a day to your next period?

How long do you take to get your periods if u have taken the morning after pill a day to your next period?

Hard to guess: Plan B (and similar morning-after pills) can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because a morning-after pill works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Can you still get your period after taking a morning after pill the day before your period was supposed to come?

Can you still get your period after taking a morning after pill the day before your period was supposed to come?

Yes: Yes. I would expect you to get your period although it may be slightly abnormal after taking plan b. ...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