ask: I got my period after taking Plan B pills even though I just had my period 3 days before.

By Mybabyaiden August 12, 2009 - 9:20pm
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My bf and I had unprotected sex right atfer I just ended my period I took plan B pills and the next day I got my period again even though I just had it 3 days earlier. But now I still haven't gotten my period. Is it possible that I'm just late?

Can anyone please help me? I'm thinking I'm just going to get my period really late. Or is it possible that I am pregnant? Answers asap please.

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A few days after my period ended, I had sex and there were some issues with the condom. I am not currently on birth control and to be safe, I took the PlanB pill the next morning. Now, 5 days later, I started to have period-like bleeding again. It was enough to require multiple tampons throughout the day. I'm nearing the end of the second day of this "period" and I still need tampons, but it is lighter in flow.

Is this a side effect from the pill or implantation bleeding? I still have two weeks until the time my period usually shows up. I'm just not sure what is going on and after reading a bunch of conflicting things, I am worried. I know consulting my doctor is best but I was hoping for some insight beforehand.

I now have a birth control prescription, but was going to wait until my next, regular period came to start taking it when things hopefully become more regular.

September 13, 2015 - 5:54pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

This bleeding is a side effect of Plan B - in fact, it's a very common side effect and it nothing to worry about. Plan B is 90-95% effective when taken within 24 hours, I don't think pregnancy will be an issue for you.

September 15, 2015 - 4:40am
EmpowHER Guest

I wrote on her back on December 11 after a condom break. I`m hoping someone can shed some light on my situation. The day after the condom break I started my period, but to be safe rather than sorry I went ahead and brought/took the generic brand of Plan B (Next Choice One Dose). My period is normally 4 days long but last month it lasted 7. Probably due to the pill. But this month I have yet to get my period. I have taken a sensitive pregnancy test and got back a negative. I`m panicking and need some answers. Anything is better than not knowing what`s going on. Thanks.

January 24, 2015 - 2:04pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

The answer is your period is likely delayed due to taking Plan B when there was no need. Why would you take it "just to be safe" when you got your period? Learn about Plan B and how and when to take it.  There is nothing to panic about - your period will be along in due time. 


January 27, 2015 - 5:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

How many days after your first day of period you took the pill? I think, lower cramps in your abdomen is just a normal effect of he pill.

January 20, 2015 - 4:17pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I took the pill the next day n than I start bleeding light for like 3days n than really heavy with blood clots for 2weeks so 13 days what is this mean ??

January 21, 2015 - 7:47am
EmpowHER Guest

I'm having the same problem I took the pill the day after unprotected sex and couple days after I started bleeding really heavy and the blood is so red it doesn't look like normal period blood. I'm worried it's not normal to bleed that much... I'm not sure I'm nervous I'm getting cramps in my lower stomach.

January 20, 2015 - 12:12pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi . Im worried, i had spotting last jan 11 just for an hour, then it didnt follow. My period started on the 15th with normal to heavy bleeding and ended on the 19th with spotting. I had contact on the 20th of january, and he came inside me. Do i need to take morning after pill, because Im bothered if i get pregnant. Thank you.

January 20, 2015 - 5:29am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Since it was just day 5 of your cycle and the 5th day after your period started you should be fine. But it never hurts to be safe to take it if you are that worried!

January 20, 2015 - 7:41am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Weve been doing that routine for more than a year now, every 5th to 7th day of my cycle, he is releasing inside me. But now, im little paranoid because im gonna work overseas and by last week of february, ill be leaving my country. Im just scared. I never take any after morning pills before. Is it safe for me that i have not given birth to take the pill

January 20, 2015 - 8:00am
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