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Doctor insights on: Taking Plan B While On Period

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Dr. Devin Namaky Dr. Namaky
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Will taking Plan B while having my period affect anything or change anything?

Will taking Plan B while having my period affect anything or change anything?

Yes.: It may make your period atypical for you, or temporarily even lighten or stop it. This than then be followed by another episode of bleeding.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can brown discharge after taking Plan B while on your period suggest pregnancy?

Can brown discharge after taking Plan B while on your period suggest pregnancy?

It is likely: Blood being expelled. 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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will taking Plan B while you're on your period mess you up?

Will taking Plan B while you're on your period mess you up?

Plan B can be used: At time during your menstrual cycle. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Can be period be late from taking Plan B while on my last period? While having sex, the condom broke so I took Plan B that night. It was only the 5th day of my period but I took the pill just in case. The pill caused my period to last a week and a half lo

Can be period be late from taking Plan B while on my last period? While having sex, the condom broke so I took Plan B that night. It was only the 5th day of my period but I took the pill just in case. The pill caused my period to last a week and a half lo

One: One of the most common side effects of the Plan B pill is that it can cause cycle irregularity no matter when you take it. It is great that you took the Plan B right away since the sooner you take it, the more effective it is in preventing pregnancy. Since you took the Plan B on the same day you had sex and you were still on your period, it is highly unlikely that you would be pregnant. I attached a website with some excellent information about the Plan B below.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will taking Plan B while you're on your period mess you up?

Will taking Plan B while you're on your period mess you up?

Plan B can be used: At any point during your menstrual cycle. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Took Plan B while on period. Period ended. Now 5 days after it's like I'm having a second period... Normal?

Took Plan B while on period. Period ended. Now 5 days after it's like I'm having a second period... Normal?

Plan B: Very common for Plan B to cause irregularity in your periods. It should normalize over the next month.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Expert opinion please: could taking Plan B while on the off cycle of my pill pack stop my period from coming?

Expert opinion please: could taking Plan B while on the off cycle of my pill pack stop my period from coming?

Plan B: 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.

Dr. Andrew Blazar Dr. Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
58 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How do I know when will I get my period after taking Plan B while on birth control?

How do I know when will I get my period after taking Plan B while on birth control?

At the usual time: If you are taking birth control pills, you should get your period during the week of no hormones you should not need Plan B!

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How long does my next period will come in after taking a Plan B pill?

Not sure: If it works, it still could delay your period starting by a few days.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I am having period right after taking Plan B one step, how long will it last?

That is variable.: Plan b can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period).

Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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After how many cycles does a period go tp its regular normal cycle when taking plan b?

After how many cycles does a period go tp its regular normal cycle when taking plan b?

Yes: Planb is most effective when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. If you take planb, expect some irregular bleeding and a delay in your next cycle. Also, check a pregnancy test at least 2 weeks after unprotected intercourse.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it okay taking Plan B on my period?

Yes.: It may cause your cycles to be irregular for a few months, though.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Had no period after taking plan b. Is this normal?

Pregnancy Test: If your period is more than one week late please consult with your gynecologist. It would be important to ensure that you are not pregnant.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How long after taking Plan B do you get your period?

That is variable.: 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.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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For how long after taking Plan B will your period be off?

May not be off at al: It depend when you took the Plan B, your period should come at the normal time. If it does not you need to check a pg test.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can Plan B make your period 2 months late after taking it?

Check for pregnancy.: If you normally have regular periods and are now two months late after taking Plan B - you should notifiy your doctor. It would be important to ensure that you are not pregnant.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could Plan B mess your period up months later after taking it?

Acute side effects: From Plan B usually resolve within several days. There is possible impact on menstrual cycle for up to 3 months.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How would taking 2 Plan B pills in one month change your period

Plan B effect: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days.

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