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If you get your period a week after taking Plan B and then a light period/light spotting 10 days after your period is that normal? Please help!

If you get your period a week after taking Plan B and then a light period/light spotting 10 days after your period is that normal? Please help!

Yes: Plan b will change up the menstrual cycle since it works by preventing ovulation. Bleeding is expected. You should always take a pregnancy test after using Plan B to make sure that it worked. Please see your doctor to start a more reliable birth control method too. ...Read more

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Had a normal period 2 weeks after taking plan B 2 days after sex. 3 weeks now, feeling bloated and nauseous. Pregnant? Hpt 3 weeks after sex- neg

Had a normal period 2 weeks after taking plan B 2 days after sex. 3 weeks now, feeling bloated and nauseous. Pregnant? Hpt 3 weeks after sex- neg

Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If worried, one can repeat the test next week with a different brand of urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is two weeks late after taking plan b, and I have taken two pregnancy tests that turned out negative. What else can it be?

My period is two weeks late after taking plan b, and I have taken two pregnancy tests that turned out negative. What else can it be?

Disrupted cycle: Bcp's / hrt / plan-b can all disrupt your internal hormonal cycle, and this can take a few months to reset/normalize. If you miss two periods, should discuss w/your gyn to be sure. ...Read more

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No period a week, Nov.24th, after taking Plan B one step. Only have cramps. Period ended Nov. 11th. Had sex on Nov. 24th. Chance of pregnancy?

No period a week, Nov.24th, after taking Plan B one step. Only have cramps. Period ended Nov. 11th. Had sex on Nov. 24th. Chance of pregnancy?

Not pregnant if you: took Plan B on 11/24 after sex. Hormones in plan B can cause some cramping and break through bleeding or spotting, so period may be off this month. Consider regular BC if you continue to be sexually active, and use condoms for infection prevention. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark brown blood a week after taking plan b? My regular period ended a week and a day ago. Please help i'm really scared.

Is it normal to have dark brown blood a week after taking plan b? My regular period ended a week and a day ago. Please help i'm really scared.

Typical with Plan B: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a medical abortion. Irregular bleeding after taking Plan B is not rare. Always check a pregnancy test after using Plan B and see a doctor to start a better form of birth control. ...Read more

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I had a generally heavy to light, 4-5 day period around the time it was supposed to come, 1 week after taking plan b. can I still be pregnant?

I had a generally heavy to light, 4-5 day period around the time it was supposed to come, 1 week after taking plan b. can I still be pregnant?

Not likely: If you had a period it's not likely that you are pregnant. You could retest when it has been 3 weeks from the day of unprotected sex to make sure the test is negative for peace of mind. ...Read more