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Light brown discharge for 2 days about two weeks after plan b and 3 days before expected period preg? Now late period Took 3 plan b one steps in wk.5

Light brown discharge for 2 days about two weeks after plan b and 3 days before expected period preg? Now late period Took 3 plan b one steps in wk.5

About Plan B...: Plan B 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 Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. If the pregnancy test is negative 3 weeks after Plan B, that means a woman is not pregnant from that episode. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I took Plan B about a day or two before my period. My period came about 2-3 days late. It was a normal flow, & now this brown discharge won't stop.?

I took Plan B about a day or two before my period. My period came about 2-3 days late. It was a normal flow, & now this brown discharge won't stop.?

Not unusual: Plan b is progesterone, similar to what your body makes in the last 1/2 of the cycle, you extended this time frame by replacing it with the pills. ...Read more

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I had unprotexted sex the first day of my period (4/17)I took plan b 3 hours later. I had brown discharge for 2 days (5/12&13)my period is 1 day late?

I had unprotexted sex the first day of my period (4/17)I took plan b 3 hours later. I had brown discharge for 2 days (5/12&13)my period is 1 day late?

Yes, than can happen: With PlanB. This is one of the known effects I.e.delayed menses.you also would not get pregnant on day 1 of your cycleI am assuming thAt the -st day of what you call your cycle was the 1 st day of bleeding ...Read more

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Can brown discharge a week after taking Plan B (took on the 3rd day of my period) be counted as another period? Am now late but also had a neg hpt.

No worries: Sounds like you had some "breaktrough"bleeding after taking the load of hormones in the morning after pill. As long as you took it within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse you should be safe. To be sure do a pregnancy test 4 weeks after the deed. Consider contraception; lower dose of hormones involved and regular periods or none (usually). ...Read more

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In sep, I had to take plan-b twice. On oct13, I had unprotected sex & got my period 5 days early & now im 2 days late with light brown discharge & pms?

In sep, I had to take plan-b twice. On oct13, I had unprotected sex & got my period 5 days early & now im 2 days late with light brown discharge & pms?

? What is U question: U r still 18 years old taking care if children when u perhaps have difficulty taking care if u self can be extremely difficult. Play it safe and always use contraceptives. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and I'm scared. Is this brown discharge my period?

I took Plan B and I'm scared. Is this brown discharge my period?

The brown discharge: Could be spotting or your period. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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I took plan b, had my period, and now about 2 weeks after my period, I have brown discharge. What is and why?

Get checked...: It is important to check for a possible vaginal infection and in order to confirm this is by direct visual exam along with other tests. Make an appointment with a GYN provider in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I took plan b, had my period on time, and now about 2 weeks after my period, I have brown discharge. What is and why?

Plan B: Plan B does make an adjustment to the hormones in the body pretty extensively and it is not uncommon to get some additional spotting and irregularity especially in the first cycle. If this persists, be sure to contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and had my period the week after but now im having some brown discharge for a couple days after my period was suppose to finish?

Plan B: Plan B disrupts the menstrual cycle and the bleeding after it is not a normal period so it can be expected to be different from normal as can the timing of your next period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Take a test.: If this doesn't sort itself out, you will undoubtedly want to take a pregnancy test. Don't just assume that because you have taken plan b, you couldn't possibly be pregnant. While Plan B is safe and helpful, it might be time to get on a regular birth control method. Who needs the stress? Lgromkomd. ...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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Two months ago, I took a Plan B pill. I have had a period for over a week now, and it has been unusually light, now I'm getting a brown discharge.

Two months ago, I took a Plan B pill. I have had a period for over a week now, and it has been unusually light, now I'm getting a brown discharge.

Normal: After taking the Plan B pill you can have irregular menstrual cycle. The pill has a large amount of estrogen to discourage a healthy environment for embryo to grow. In the next month you should have a normal period. The menstrual blood can be brown at the beginning or end of your cycle and this is normal as well. Take a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant and follow up with a PCP ...Read more

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Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Not typical: This could represent a normal reaction to the Plan B, but also could represent either an ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy. I would recommend that you see your physician who will likely perform testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I took plan b & I'm expecting my period soon;it's been 2 days since the pill &there's brown discharge. I usually get it before my period. Is it coming?

I took plan b & I'm expecting my period soon;it's been 2 days since the pill &there's brown discharge. I usually get it before my period. Is it coming?

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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I had my period a week and a half before taking Plan B pill, week after taking the pill got my period again. It started off as brown discharge. Normal?

Plan B: Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy by about 70%. It is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding or an abnormal cycle after use is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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I been on my period for like a week and a half. I had to take a plan b pill a couple better my period. My period is going from brown discharge to red.

I been on my period for like a week and a half. I had to take a plan b pill a couple better my period. My period is going from brown discharge to red.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I took plan b & I'm expecting my period soon;it's been 2 days since the pill &there's brown discharge. I usually get it before my period. Is it coming?

I took plan b & I'm expecting my period soon;it's been 2 days since the pill &there's brown discharge. I usually get it before my period. Is it coming?

Hard to guess: Plan B 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 Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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Brown discharge and week late period. What does this indicate?

Brown discharge and week late period. What does this indicate?

Not sure. Take HPT.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Late period with brown discharge followed by clear mucus?

Late period with brown discharge followed by clear mucus?

Check preg test: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more

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Late period brown discharge when wipe then sometimes it's just mucus colour?

Take pregnancy test: It is possible that this is the start of your menstrual cycle and you are simply spotting. However, if your menstrual cycle is late, it would be wise to take a pregnancy test. If your test is negative, see your physician to be checked for infection which can also be a cause of spotting. ...Read more

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2months late period than had a period last month now this month just brown discharge?

2months late period than had a period last month now this month just brown discharge?

Check preg test: Brown usually means old blood that has been sitting at the back of the uterus or the vagina. Impossible to say if this was an early period or just left over blood from the previous. It sounds like you just had an off month. Check a pregnancy test now. If you do not want to be pregnant see your doctor for birth control which would also give you cycle regulation. ...Read more

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I just had a late period. And now I have a very light brown discharge its been 4 days and still have. Is it normal or I could be preg? .

I just had a late period. And now I have a very light brown discharge its been 4 days and still have. Is it normal or I could be preg? .

Brown = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Since your jsut had your period pregnancy is not likely. You can check a home test to confirm. Start birth control if you're having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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