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I took Plan B twice in two weeks and my cycle was shortened to 19 days. Should I be worried?

I took Plan B twice in two weeks and my cycle was shortened to 19 days. Should I be worried?

No: Plan b is designed to force your period earlier than expected. Taking it twice in two weeks is likely to really change your cycle for the next month or so. I would also recommend taking a pregnancy test in the next couple of weeks just to make sure it worked! If your irregular bleeding persists for more than one or two months, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took plan b twice in two weeks. I'm noticing that my boobs are bigger but not painful. Is this from plan b? Period isn't due for another week.

I took plan b twice in two weeks.  I'm noticing that my boobs are bigger but not painful.  Is this from plan b? Period isn't due for another week.

Breast enlargement: Breast enlargement can be due to the fluid retention associated wit progestins such as Plan B and can also be due to weight gain. If you had to use Plan B twice in 2 weeks, you need to look into a more reliable method of contraception. You are having too many emergencies. ...Read more

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I took plan b twice in two weeks. I took one last monday & this monday. Will that make my period come later than usual? I should get my period on 9th

I took plan b twice in two weeks. I took one last monday & this monday. Will that make my period come later than usual? I should get my period on 9th

Plan b effect: Normally the menstrual cycle will come at the usual time although Plan B can cause some temporary cycle disruption in some users. Take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after use to verify that it worked. Consider starting birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took plan b twice in 2 weeks. The first time was fine and she got her period earlier but this time she's been really hormonal, and she's?

My girlfriend took plan b twice in 2 weeks. The first time was fine and she got her period earlier but this time she's been really hormonal, and she's?

Drug is a hormone: Plan B can alter the menstrual period 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. Be sure to get a "Plan A" (reliable, main method of birth control) so not to need Plan B again. Plan B is for emergencies and should rarely be needed. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B pill twice in two weeks. My period came yesterday which is about 2 days early, lots of cramping and only dark spotting. Is this ok?

No not OK: Plan b pills (morning after) are not contraceptives has specific use misuse may damage your body, now see your doctor for long term plans with various methods, and protect your health ...Read more

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I took the plan b pill twice about 2 weeks from each other, I have bled after each pill. After the 2nd one I am bleeding pretty heavy. Is my body ok?

I took the plan b pill twice about 2 weeks from each other, I have bled after each pill. After the 2nd one I am bleeding pretty heavy. Is my body ok?

You are ok....BUT: Irregular bleeding after taking plan B is actually fairly common. Between 10 – 20 percent of all women who take emergency contraception will have some irregular bleeding. The bleeding after emergency contraception is rarely serious and almost always resolves within the month. It should not be used in place of regular contraception. You need to see your doctor for birth control! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark spotting followed by cramping and then my period a few days after taking plan b? I took the Plan B pill twice in 2 weeks.

Is it normal to have dark spotting followed by cramping and then my period a few days after taking plan b? I took the Plan B pill twice in 2 weeks.

If you are needing : Plan b twice in 2 weeks — then you really need to look into a good form of baseline protection. Potential side effects w plan b: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B twice in two months cause women to become unfertile?

No it should not: But should not have to use it twice in one month, that tells me that you need reliable birth control as Plan B should not be used for birth control, please see your gyn for birth control options as there are reversible and non reversible ones like office essure tubal that I offer my patients. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and I am already two weeks late going on my third week. I have taken one test should after one week and it was negative. Is this normal?

When and when : When did you take Plan B relative to unprotected sex? When did you do hpt? I'd you took Plan B within 4-5 days of unprotected sex, it should have been effective. If you took it later than that, it was probably ineffective. The hpt is accurate after missing period for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How often can I take plan b? I already took two pills about a week in between each. Had an accident today (a week after) should I take another plan b?

Here's the real deal: I don't believe that taking another Plan B is likely to harm you (but you never say never in medicine). The real issue is that you need to get on some birth control that you trust. This worry isn't good for anybody. Make an appt with your doctor or with your local planned parenthood and explore your options for a birth control method you can trust. Btw, keep using condoms for infection protection. ...Read more

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I took plan b two days ago, am I allowed to smoke a cigarette after 48 hours?

Smoking: Is bad for you in general. I do not think that smoking interferes with the effectiveness of Plan B if that is what you are asking but smoking is not good for you in general ...Read more

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Took 7 plan b's within the last two months. I've been feeling nauseous the last few days. Is it because of the pills?

Likely: The hormonal imbalance is the likely explanation of your symptoms. 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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Took a Plan B pill, had light bleeding five days later for a wk and now a month later same thing but for two days. Is this normal?

Yes: Depending on where you were at in your cycle when you took plan b, you may have some irregular bleeding following that. If you want a normal cycle and are interested in pregnancy prevention a birth control pill can help for both accounts. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi there, I took the plan b people a little over two weeks ago and I'm still showing signs of off and on spotting. Is this normal?

Hi there, I took the plan b people a little over two weeks ago and I'm still showing signs of off and on spotting. Is this normal?

Maybe ok: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding or spotting 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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Can I repeat Plan B in two days?

You could: But the efficacy data(as in how effective it will be) isn't there are studies with repeated use aren't available. If you need to use emergency contraception with any frequency you need to review with your doctor the possibility of more long term contraception. ...Read more

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Does taking two Plan B pills make it more effective.

Take as directed: Pharmaceutical companies test the medications that they produce at various dosage levels to determine, which is the optimal dose to accomplish its goal with a minimum of side effects. Plan B should therefore be taken as directed. ...Read more

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Taking two Plan B pills in one month is it still effective?

Taking two Plan B pills in one month is it still effective?

Plan B: Yes. Plan B emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills, just at a higher dose. ...Read more

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Can I take plan b two days in a row or will that be an overdose?

No: Plan B should not be taken 2 days in a row. That will not increase its effectiveness but will increase the side effects. If you had unprotected intercourse a second time, you do increase the risk of failure however. Now is the time to look into starting a more reliable method of contraception so you don't have this worry and remember to use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 2 plan b pills? I took one a few hours after unprotected sex and now two days later I want to take another one to make sure I don't

Is it okay to take 2 plan b pills? I took one a few hours after unprotected sex and now two days later I want to take another one to make sure I don't

Safe: While taking an extra dose is a safe thing to do and will not harm your body, it is unlikely to decrease your risk of getting pregnant. The effectiveness of the drug has to do with when you take it, not how many you take. Make sure to take a pregnancy test if you miss your period and talk to a doctor about starting a form of birth control. ...Read more

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Took the Plan B pill almost two weeks ago a week after I had a slight discharge of blood for a couple of daysa few days later I have a tinted discharg?

Took the Plan B pill almost two weeks ago a week after I had a slight discharge of blood for a couple of daysa few days later I have a tinted discharg?

Discharge s/p plan B: Check urine/blood HCG. May consider sonogram Can be hormonal changes due to plan B, pregnancy (plan B is 89-95% effective depending on time taken) or a vaginal infection.f/u with doctor urgent /care ...Read more

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I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill. No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill. No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

Yes: You need to use protection any time you don't want to be pregnant but your birth control pills should be adequate as long as you take them correctly. Remember to also use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I took a plan b and my period has lasted almost two weeks!! Is this normal?

I took a plan b and my period has lasted almost two weeks!! Is this normal?

Not normal: A period lasting more than seven days is not normally. This is likely a side effect from the Plan B. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How reliable is the pill Plan B after two days?

How reliable is the pill Plan B after two days?

Up to 89%: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Can I take plan b while on my cycle of day two?

Can I take plan b while on my cycle of day two?

Yes: It can be used at any time of the cycle. Risk is lower at that time. ...Read more

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Can I smoke cigarettes after two days of taking plan B?

Plan B: Smoking cigarettes is not healthy but if you chose to smoke — the answer is yes. ...Read more

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My cycle been on for almost two weeks after taking Plan B. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Can be normal, but!: It's common to have spotting and changes in your normal cycle for a few weeks after plan B. Should you worry? Yes. Plan B is not 100% effective. Check a pg test 3 weeks after you took it. Also, worry about the possibility that you also may have gotten a std after practicing unsafe sex. Worry, too, about why in the world you did this? Whatever made you careless, avoid doing that again. ...Read more