ask: Break through bleeding

By Nillah November 27, 2012 - 5:49am
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experienced break through bleading 5 days after use of plan b which lasted 4 days just like my normal period after which my breast became super tender is this normal?/

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Nillah,

Yes-- bleeding after taking Plan B is a side effect. Please take the time to read through all of the side effects to know what is and what isn't normal: 

When taken as directed, Plan B One-Step® is safe for women. Some women will have mild temporary side effects that include:

  • Changes in your period
  • Nausea
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness

These are similar to the side effects that some women have when taking regular birth control pills. Some women taking Plan B One-Step® will have menstrual changes such as spotting or bleeding before their next period. Some women may have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late. If your period is more than a week late, you should get a pregnancy test.

If you should experience severe abdominal pain, you may have an ectopic pregnancy and should get immediate medical attention.

Good Luck,


November 27, 2012 - 7:56am
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