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After taking the Plan B a week later I bleed for 3 days. Was that my period?

After taking the Plan B a week later I bleed for 3 days. Was that my period?

May be: Plan B and all the emergency hormonal contraceptives can be expected to cause irregular bleeding so this is not a normal period but is caused by the Plan B. Your normal periods will now resume but there is no way to say when your next one will be. It is sort of like pushing the reset button. Now you need to consider starting a more reliable method of contraception so this doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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My b/f came in me before my scheduled period. I take b.C. Regularly & took plan b. A week later I still have no period. Was stressed/sick before that.

My b/f came in me before my scheduled period. I take b.C. Regularly & took plan b. A week later I still have no period. Was stressed/sick before that.

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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Had sex on my period then took plan b a week later I spotted now this month I haven't gotten my period I took a test the first day and it said neg.

Had sex on my period then took plan b a week later I spotted now this month I haven't gotten my period I took a test the first day and it said neg.

Hormone effect: By taking the plan b (I assume you took it within 72 hours), you changed your body's natural hormone rhythm. It is not uncommon to have irregular menses for several months after taking plan b. With both plan b and having sex at a time when you were not likely to be fertile, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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July 6th took plan b. A week later had a "period"? Normally get period 25th then got it 29-4th, was this my REAL period? Pregnancy possibility still?

July 6th took plan b. A week later had a "period"? Normally get period 25th then got it 29-4th, was this my REAL period? Pregnancy possibility still?

Not pregnant.: Plan be can make changes in your cycle such as heavy, light, early or late periods, spotting. If you have doubts about not being pregnant take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Took plan b, a week later got my period. (2 weeks early for my regular period) still a chance of pregnancy? Was that my real period?

Took plan b, a week later got my period. (2 weeks early for my regular period) still a chance of pregnancy? Was that my real period?

Unlikely: Bleeding after Plan B is usually withdrawal bleeding from the hormone and not menses. Lack of conception is not guaranteed, so a pregnancy test in 2-3 weeks is advisable. ...Read more

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My period ended feb 5, a week later had unprotected sex and took plan b, a week later I bled, it ended the 23rd of feb. March is here and no period?

Hard to determine: It's hard to determine when one's next cycle is going to be following administration of plan b. You might have to wait an entire cycle to see when you naturally are going to ovulate and menstruate next. In meantime, don't forget to use reliable form of birth control. Good luck, . ...Read more

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I took Plan B a week later got my period, but have been having thick brown tissue like discharge took a pregnancy test & it was - what does this mean?

Hormonal changes: Plan B has a high content of hormones and when those wear out, many women have bleeding. The irregular bleeding will abate. You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in about 10 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Normal period was April 4, took Plan B a week later & bled starting on April 11. Unprotected sex on the 16th. Now a month later no period and neg hpt?

Normal period was April 4, took Plan B a week later & bled starting on April 11. Unprotected sex on the 16th. Now a month later no period and neg hpt?

Sounds typical: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next 1-2 menstrual cycles. To be 100% safe, you may want to take a pregnancy test every week or so until a regular period comes. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a month ago, but he pulled out. 2 days later I took plan b. 7 weeks later no cycle. My pregnantcy test was negative. Am I or no?

I had unprotected sex a month ago, but he pulled out. 2 days later I took plan b. 7 weeks later no cycle. My pregnantcy test was negative. Am I or no?

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. By 7 weeks after sex, a pregnancy would definitely show up on a correctly done urine test. ...Read more

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1 month ago I had unprotected sex &took plan b. Four weeks later I got a bright orange smelly period. Is that normal?

Yes: Orange isn't a typical color for a period, but the timing is right. If you're worried about smell, you could have a bacterial infection. Your doctor should be able to diagnose and treat you for that if it's a concern. Best of luck! ...Read more

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About a month ago I took Plan B, 2 weeks later got my period. Now I am having heavy very dark brown clotty blood version of a period. Is this normal?

Hormones: Any alteration in normal hormone cycle can cause abnormal bleeding. Plan B causes that alteration. To be safe you should probably do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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2 days after my period I took plan b. 1 week later I got another period. 1 month after that (last week) I took Plan B again. Could I be pregnant?

Please Clarify: First, if you had a period and you have not had sex since then, you are not pregnant. Second, if you are using Plan B as your birth control method on a regular basis, that is not what it was intended for and you should see your doctor for a different birth control method. Third, if you are not sure, get a home pregnancy test or see your doctor fora test. ...Read more

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Got a short, 2 day period 5 days after Plan B. Two weeks later, got a negative pregnancy test on day of my expected period. Could I still be pregnant?

Got a short, 2 day period 5 days after Plan B. Two weeks later, got a negative pregnancy test on day of my expected period. Could I still be pregnant?

Unlikely: If you did not have unprotected sex since the "two day period", it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in a week, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Rubbed the tip of my penis on her vagina w/o condom, chance of precum, took plan b, 6 weeks later since scare and no mensuration. Cause for concern?

Pregnancy test: Although Plan B is highly effective in preventing pregnancy, no methods other than abstinence is 100% effective. A pregnancy test is in order when menses is late. ...Read more

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What to do if I took Plan B and I week later I'm having brown discharges is it because of the plan b?

Possibly: The brown discharge could be old blood. Plan b can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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I got my period 4 days early. I took Plan B and a week later I got my period again. Is that normal?

I got my period 4 days early. I took Plan B and a week later I got my period again. Is that normal?

Plan B effect: Plan b is essentially taking a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns in your body to delay or present ovulation. An abnormal period afterwards is not surprising. ...Read more

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Had protected sex on the 4th day of my period the next day I took plan B and a week later got a period for 5 days. Next month I didn't get my period?

Had protected sex on the 4th day of my period the next day I took plan B and a week later got a period for 5 days. Next month I didn't get my period?

Plan B: The morning after pill can certainly change the menstrual cycle for the next month. If you did not have unprotected sex after the pill, it is unlikely to be a pregnancy. If your period does not arrive for the next cycle, see your Caregiver. ...Read more

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I took plan b and a week later I bleed for 3 days it wasnttoheavybut heavy enough to go through multiple tampons a day. Was that my period?

I took plan b and a week later I bleed for 3 days it wasnttoheavybut heavy enough to go through multiple tampons a day. Was that my period?

Yes: This was almost certainly your period and a sign that you are not pregnant, but it might be wise to take a home pregnancy test to be absolutely sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I took plan B and a week later (also a week before my expected period) I had brown discharge that turned bright red for a few days and is brown again?

I took plan B and a week later (also a week before my expected period) I had brown discharge that turned bright red for a few days and is brown again?

Plan B: Often affects the menstrual cycle, causing withdrawal bleeding earlier than when a period is due. This one of the side effects of the medication. Plan B is intended to be used as an emergency form of birth control. It is not intended for use as a routine form of birth control. Talk with your doctor about the many forms of birth control available. ...Read more

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I ended my period 6/26, took plan b 6/29, week later 7/6 I started spotting but then started bleeding regular. How long does it last? Is this my period?

I ended my period 6/26, took plan b 6/29, week later 7/6 I started spotting but then started bleeding regular. How long does it last? Is this my period?

Unsure: Taking Plan B will often cause irregular bleeding. If you usually have regular periods, they should return to normal soon. Continue to use contraception and, if you get any pregnancy symptoms, do a pregnancy test. If you continue to have irregular bleeding for the next couple of months, it could be due to something else. Then see your provider. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I took the plan B pill. A week later I was spotting, my period is now late. And I had unprotected sex 2 nights ago. What should I do?

Check Pregnancy test: The plan B alters the hormonal environment so you do not get pregnant, but in so doing, can certainly alter the normal rhythm/time of your cycle as well. Plan B should not be used as Birth control, so you really need to see a GYN and get on Birth control and as well should be using condoms. In the mean time, check a pregnancy test, then see the GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Took plan B. Week later light 'period'. Two weeks later, actual period almost on time if not counting the one after the pill. Definitely not pregnant?

No: You have had 2 periods since you had unprotected sex, so you are not pregnant. I'm not sure why you torture yourself over this though - if ever in doubt, a simple home pregnancy test can tell you whether or not you are pregnant. Plan B can create very unusual menstrual flow - that's part of how it works. ...Read more

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Plan b, cramping a week later, normal? I had unprotected sex a few times over 2 weekends ago, we were just worried about "pre cum". I took plan on the monday after. That was 1 week ago today. I am due for my period in approx 8 days. I am having bad cramp

The: The symptoms you are describing are likely pre-menstrual. When Plan B is taken it can disrupt your normal cycle, so expect that your period may come a little sooner. However if your period does not come by the date it's due you can take an early prediction pregnancy test (morning urine is always best).
Good luck. ...Read more