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Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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Took Plan B, had a heavy period then next 2 periods have been light, all pregnancy tests say negative. Plan B side effects??

Took Plan B, had a heavy period then next 2 periods have been light, all pregnancy tests say negative. 
Plan B side effects??

Likely side effect: Hello , When you take the morning after pill, Plan B or Levonorgestrel for emergency contraception,. remember that you are taking a hormone. Since the menstrual period is a hormonal system, the onset and quality of the menses will be effected. Expect your period to be delayed and the menses to be somewhat heavier. You can expect to return to normal cycles soon. ...Read more

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What are the side effects and how long can the side effects of Plan B one step last?

What are the side effects and how long can the side effects of Plan B one step last?

Nausea,fatigue,dizzi: 1nausea&vomiting 2abdominal pain 3breast tenderness 4headache 5mestrual changes, next pariod may be lighter, heavier, it may come a little earlier 6diarrhea 7fatigue 8dizzines 9unexpected bleeding side effects will go away after you have your next periods.Most side effects may be for only for couple days or so. ...Read more

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Are these side effects of plan b: low BBT and mid-cycle bleeding?

Are these side effects of plan b: low BBT and mid-cycle bleeding?

Low BBT (basal body: Temperature)? - haven't got a clue on that one. However, it can cause irregular bleeding- changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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How common is it to not have any side effects of Plan B? And how effective if taken within 12hrs? No baby if there was no sperm in vagina? Possible pre ejaculation before he released any sperm.

How common is it to not have any side effects of Plan B? And how effective if taken within 12hrs? No baby if there was no sperm in vagina? Possible pre ejaculation before he released any sperm.

It is common: Many women have no side effects from Plan B. It should be very effective if taken 12 hours after a sexual encounter. It is not effective if taken prior to sexual activity. Pre-ejaculation fluid does can live sperm and can result in pregnancy. Sexually active women who do not want to get pregnant should use a reliable form of birth control, and condoms which provide the best protection from STDs ...Read more

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When i push on stomach it makes a gurgling noise. This happens all over my stomach. Is this a sign of pregnancy? Or side effects of plan b? Help

Worry or plan B: The progestogen in Plan B can affect bowel motility and might be causing your symptoms. However, it is more likely your current worry and stress that is doing this. Your intestinal tract is easily disturbed by stress...And there is usually some stress and worry involved in needing to use plan b. ...Read more

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How can I deal with Plan B side effects?

Depends on the sxs: For headaches or abdominal discomfort can consider use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. For nausea/ vomiting - consider ginger tea or ginger ale. If fatigued - rest more. ...Read more