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ask: plan b?

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.I had sex on day 4 of my igx3dkcycle and took plan b the day after, 5 days later I had a brown discharge.
then I had sex on day 12 took plan b the day after as well, and 5 days later I had the brown dischage
again. i was suppose to start my period on the 13 of this month now im 10 days late, Ive been having a brown
mucus discharge, I have cramps, and I feel like I'm about to start my period.
Im so worried, is this normal?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Dear Anon,

The main ingredient in Plan B is a hormone. Therefore, you will experience nausea, period-like cramps, bleeding even. If you took it twice in a month, even more it will affect your period. This is a normal side effect of the medication. Honestly, Plan B is NOT a contraceptive method. It is an EMERGENCY contraceptive... not meant for you to use every time you have sex. Please consult with your OB/GYN so that together you can determine what the best method of birth control is for you. 

Good luck,

Rosa

March 23, 2013 - 3:32pm
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