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Doctor insights on: Plan B Morning After Pill Side Effects

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When after taking Plan B do the side effects start?

When after taking Plan B do the side effects start?

May begin soon: After taking the pills. Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if your period >. ...Read more

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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Pregnant or Plan B side effect?

Pregnant or Plan B side effect?

Take pregnancy test: Take home pregnancy test, and if positive, follow up with your doctor or a gynecologist. If negative repeat the pregnancy test in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Does Aftera morning after pill works the same as Plan B ?

Does Aftera morning after pill works the same as Plan B ?

Plan B One Step: Plan B One Step and Aftera both contain 1.5mg of levonorgestrel as the active ingredient and work the same way. Regular Plan B contains .75mg of levonorgestrel and requires 2 doses. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after taking Plan B until the side effects start?

Within 24 hours: Some side effects may start as early as 1 hour like vomiting and headache, and allergic reaction to the medicine and others may come within 24 hours and mestrual changes if any at next period but not every one who takes Plan B gets the all or some of the side effects. ...Read more

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Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

It can: 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

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Help please! is bleeding after taking the Plan B pill normal?

Yes, it can be.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Plan b right after ovulation, 3-5 days later, cramping and very gassy. Side effect of Plan B or something else?

Plan b right after ovulation, 3-5 days later, cramping and very gassy. Side effect of Plan B or something else?

Plan B works: Plan b works. You took it appropriately and on time and when you needed to (i.e. When you had ovulated). These symptoms are most likely from plan b. The only unknown here is when your next period is due. ...Read more

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Which r the side effects of ciplas i pill (morning after pill)?

Which r the side effects of ciplas i pill (morning after pill)?

Side effects: Of the morning after pill include: some chance of irregular bleeding, small chance of side effects from Progesterone such as bloating, water retention and mood swings, and the small chance of it failing and being pregnant. ...Read more

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Took Plan B after 4 days..Will it be effective?

Less effective : The longer after unprotected sex you take it the less effective the Plan B is. 4 days out it still works, but not near as well as taking it the same day. But certainly better than nothing. If you can see a doctor tomorrow to get a copper iud it will work better than everything else. ...Read more

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Why bleeding after taking the morning after pill is a common side effect?

Why bleeding after taking the morning after pill is a common side effect?

Hormone: The morning after pill is commonly associated with bleeding as a side effect because it is made out of a substance that is very similar to the body's own natural hormone that's responsible for menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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How long after taking the morning after pill would the side effects start?

How long after taking the morning after pill would the side effects start?

Side effects: Everyone is different. Some people get no side effects from medications, including the Morning after pill. Some do get side effects, and they can start hours after taking it to days. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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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


Plan B (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more