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Doctor insights on: Morning After Pill Light Period

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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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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

Dr. Adam Levy
613 doctors shared insights

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