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

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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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Anonymous

Last day on my period was the 14th of august then on the 16th took plan b pill , today the 22nd started bleeding also have cramps.
Ive taken the pill before but never bleed , is this something i should worry ????????????? :(

August 22, 2014 - 7:38pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Honestly, it's hard to stay calm when it's something this serious. I really understand. However, I've been in your place. I've taken the pill twice, the first time everything went perfect. I got my period on time and it was my normal flow as was the next months. Recently though, I had to take plan b again. I ended up getting my period 2 weeks early and my period lasted for 14 days. Yes. 14. I was absolutely tore up. This was not like me at all. I had never had this happen. Then, after that the next month my period was 15 days late with severe cramps and bloating. My point being, plan b works really well if taken directly. If you take it in the first 24 hours it's 98% effective. Theoretically 20 out of 1000 people may still get pregnant after taking plan b. stay calm my friend. There are a lot that play into fertilizing an egg.

August 29, 2014 - 10:57pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

The bleeding is because you took Plan B two days after you finished your period.

The menstrual cycle is controlled by a balance of hormones. An emergency contraceptive like Plan B contains synthetic hormones. You upset the natural balance by taking a man made hormone when you did not need to.

Please do not take the pill but use another form of birth control. It may take one to two months for your body to return to normal.

Regards,
Maryann

August 25, 2014 - 9:23am
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Anonymous

I took plan B after having sex with my boyfriend and I have taken it before or the same reason. The first time I took it, I got my period 6 days early and it seemed lighter than usual but remained normal after and lasted the usual 7 days. However, after taking it this time my period came 1 day early and also seemed lighter than usual but has lasted 10 days with slight cramping. Is that normal??

July 29, 2014 - 12:44pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon!

There is no real 'normal" when it comes to Plan B because the side effects (irregular bleeding/light periods/heavy bleeding) affect different women in different ways. 

Cramping is normal during a period and you may have had prolonged bleeding as a side effect. 

Best,

Susan

July 30, 2014 - 11:44am
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Anonymous

I had my period from may 28-31. I had sex with my boyfriend and the condom broke on June 3. I took plan B One step 20 minutes after and I experience no side effects until Sunday June 8, I woke up with sore breasts and light cramps, then I started to feel really dizzy and nauseous, and later that day (june 8) I had heavy really dark spotting. The spotting and cramps happened from June 8-11.

I was expecting my period on June 30, I didn't get it. On July 3 I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. On July 11, still no period so i took another pregnancy test and it came out negative again.

Then on Sunday June 13 I started experiencing PMS (cramps, mood swings etc) and on Wednesday July 16 my period came!

I was really worried Plan B hadn't worked and I was pregnant. I read a lot of blogs and posts and very few seem to help so that is why I am posting my story.

If you took plan B within 72 hours after unprotected sex you have very little to worry about. Plan B messes up your cycle in unexpected ways but it is very effective at preventing pregnancy.

July 18, 2014 - 6:54pm
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Anonymous

i started my period on the 3th of July nd had unprotected sex with discharge inside of me on July 5th, i took Plan B on July 7th. Now it is July 13th i started bleeding. i have been reading more articles than i an count trying to figure out what to do. Pregnant or Not Pregnant?!!! HELP!

July 13, 2014 - 4:21pm
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Anonymous

i got ma period on 13th june tn i hd a intercourse on 27 june and i took ipill again we hd on 29 abd u took ipill.nw on 5 july it started bleeding plz help me bt ma period date is on 15 july is tis normal or should i be worried about it

July 5, 2014 - 6:36pm
Paranoideverytime

i had sex on the 18th of june and took the morning after pill on the 19th. On the 25th of june i started bleeding for 3-4 days enough to mess up underwear but not enough to fill a tampon. my normal period is not due untill the 4-6 of july?? is this bleeding from the pill? will i have my normal period? is this spotting? could i be pregnant?? really nauseas from all the stress and really freaked out. please help!!! x

June 30, 2014 - 4:17am
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Anonymous (reply to Paranoideverytime)

It is definitely bleeding from the pill, I took the emergency pill twice and both times, I experienced a 3-4-day bleeding, but just as you said, a mild one, followed then by my period. Anyway, are you bloated?

July 4, 2014 - 4:19pm
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