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Can Plan B be used to stop your period temporarily?

Can Plan B be used to stop your period temporarily?

Plan B: Don't misuse plan B. Delayed period is only a POTENTIAL side effect. It was not designed for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can birth control patch and Plan B stop you from getting your period?

Can birth control patch and Plan B stop you from getting your period?

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. ...Read more

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Can plan B stop early pregnancy? I missed my period 2 days ago. Will plan B stop pregnancy?

Can plan B stop early pregnancy? I missed my period 2 days ago. Will plan B stop pregnancy?

No it won't: Plan B stops ovulation it will not interfere with an already established pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do this first before you start making plans ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B stop you from ovulating? How long does it take to have a regular period again after taking plan b twice in a month?

That's the idea: The idea of Plan B is to delay or prevent ovulation so that pregnancy does not occur. It is out of your system in about 7 days. Consider starting birth control to help regulate your cycle and prevent the need for Plan B ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I took plan b and then missed two periods and now I have my period but it was really light for a week and now it won't stop and it's gotten heavier?

I took plan b and then missed two periods and now I have my period but it was really light for a week and now it won't stop and it's gotten heavier?

Side effects: Of Plan B include irregular or heavy bleeding/spotting. A better idea is to see a GYN and get on BC pills which will regulate your cycle and protect you against pregnancy. Please get a pelvic and GYN exam. ...Read more

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What happens if you take plan b while on your period? Will it stop my period? Is there any chance I could still get pregnant?

What happens if you take plan b while on your period? Will it stop my period? Is there any chance I could still get pregnant?

It works/Maybe/Maybe: 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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Took a plan B pill. My period was about a week late. I am now going on my 12th day of my period. What's wrong? Could I be pregnant? Will it stop?

Took a plan B pill. My period was about a week late. I am now going on my 12th day of my period. What's wrong? Could I be pregnant? Will it stop?

Doctor can check: Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or the quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy 3 weeks after taking Plan B. Twelve days is a lot of days, so a patient should contact her primary care doctor or Ob-Gyn doctor and discuss her symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex 3 days into my period. He came in me and 7 hours later I took plan b. 3 hours later my period stop after?

Hello me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex 3 days into my period. He came in me and 7 hours later I took plan b. 3 hours later my period stop after?

Not sure: Not sure exactly what the question is, but if you took the plan B 7 hours after you had unprotected sex, you will likely not have a pregnancy. If you have further questions, you should recontact us here or your OB. You should arrange a good form of birth control. Good luck. ...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.?

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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Took plan b and my period started but won't stop. It's been 8 days and I go between regular bleeding and brown discharge every hour. Is this normal?

Took plan b and my period started but won't stop. It's been 8 days and I go between regular bleeding and brown discharge every hour. Is this normal?

Plan B-bleeding: Very normal and can last from 3 days to 3 weeks due to the hormone content which prevents pregnancy. This should resolve within 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I took plan b almost 3 weeks ago then acouple of days later I had my period and now my period won't stop, is this normal or should I be concered, im also havimg strong abdominal pains?

I took plan b almost 3 weeks ago then acouple of days later I had my period and now my period won't stop, is this normal or should I be concered, im also havimg strong abdominal pains?

Irregular periods: Plan B can cause brief and temporary menstrual cycle disruption. If your pain is severe then you should be promptly evaluated by your obgyn. You can discuss birth control options which will also help regulate your irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks early after plan b. Normal?

Period 2 weeks early after plan b. Normal?

It could be your: Period - or other bleeding. 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. ...Read more

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How can the Plan B pill affect your next period?

PLAN B: 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 you miss your period. Cont’d. ...Read more

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Haven't had period in 2 months is it due to plan b?

Possibly: But could also be due to pregnancy since plan b only has an 85-95% effectiveness. Do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How will 2 Plan B tablets taken in one month affect period?

Irregular: Taking Plan B will throw the normal cycle off for up to 2 months after taking. It may be bleeding too early, too late, too long, too short or skipped. Anything is possible. Take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. Be sure to use first urine of the morning for best accuracy. ...Read more

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Can I take Plan B One Step two days before expected period.?

Yes: You may but it's not necessary. If your preriod is really due in 2days then you don't have to worry about pregnancy.You have already ovulated about 12 days ago. ...Read more

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Period isn't normal after plan b, it keeps stopping and starting?

Period isn't normal after plan b, it keeps stopping and starting?

How long has this: Been going on for? 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 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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Had period 2 weeks ago and took a Plan B pill having it again is this normal?

Had period 2 weeks ago and took a Plan B pill having it again is this normal?

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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If I took Plan B 10 days before expected period. Should it come late or early?

Reading labels: Plan B will change, interfere with or just interrupt the normal menstrual cycle for up to two months. You cannot count on a period to be on time or as expected. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I took a Plan B in may, period was 3 weeks early, then a month late, then 3 weeks early, is this normal?

Yes: Taking Plan B can disrupt the quality, quantity and regularity of your flow. It may take a cycle or two to get your cycle back to its regular pattern. However, since Plan B is taken to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, you must be sure to follow-up with yor gynecologist should irregular bleeding continue to make sure you are not pregnant and have him/her make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take plan b pills two times a month. First time without period and second time on the day period starts? . thanks

Check instructions: Plan B One-Step® is a single pill you take by mouth. It must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner you take it, the better it works. Plan B One-Step® should not be taken as regular birth control. Plan B One-Step® is not as effective as using a regular birth control method correctly and consistently. If you have unprotected sex after taking Plan B One-Step®, it will not prevent you from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Took Plan B after protected sex because I panicked. I took it the 1st of feb, period was due the 8th and it is now the 10th. 2 days late. Help me?

Plan B can sometimes: Effect the timing of your period. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Take a home pregnancy test ; notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Took 2 Plan B within 2 weeks & period is 5 days late, when should I start to worry? Made bc appointment for next wk so please don't preach! Thank you!

Take Pregnancy Test: No preaching. You took Plan B too late. It is time for a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are available in nearly every store there in johnson city. ...Read more

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Scared and asked me to take the Plan B pill because he had a hunch that something went wrong so I did. I got what seemed like a period 3 weeks later.?

See your doctor now: Four questions on the same issue. It is critical to see your gynecologist right away to evaluate what is going on. Plan b is high dose oral contraceptive which causes a spontaneous abortion. You need further evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you take Plan B on your period?

Can you take Plan B on your period?

Yes: Planb is most effective when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The least likely point in your cycle to get pregnant is during your period. 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. ...Read more

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I have taken a plan b and so far I haven't had a period in 55 days.?

I have taken a plan b and so far I haven't had a period in 55 days.?

Please do a home: Pregnancy test & advise your doctor. It is important to rule pregnancy out. 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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Can I take Plan B if I'm on my period?

Not needed: Having a period is a negative pregnancy test. If its truly your period, no need for plan b. ...Read more

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When will my period come if I took plan b?

When will my period come if I took plan b?

Normal cycle: 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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