Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Is it normal to bleed a week after Plan B?

By Anonymous October 20, 2014 - 7:35pm
Rate This

So I have taken Plan B two times. the first time was Sept 19th and I got my period on my expected date which was Oct 3rd and it ended the 9th so my next period should come Nov. 1st. I then had sex October 12th and he ejaculated outside of me then put it back in. I was pissed off that he did that so I went to the drug store to buy Plan B after I left his house. After taken it I started spotting/bleeding a week after taken plan b (the blood was bright red and brownish). on friday the 17th I had light spotting and saturday (18th) it got a little heavier and it would stop after I took the tampon out. It was heavy Sunday (19th) and the bleeding was on and off. And it was heavy today but when I took my tampon out the tampon was bloody and it had bright red blood and it was sort of brownish since the tampon was left in my vagina for a while. But anyway I did notice my blood had clots. So Idk if this normal bleeding you get after taking Plan B or Implantation Bleeding. Should this bleeding be considered as my period and because I bled does that mean I am not pregnant? Im freaking out.

Add a Comment5 Comments



Thank you for posting.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours after unprotected sex and up to 90% effective when taken within 72 hours. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It will not end a pregnancy already in place. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a regular method of birth control.

Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include withdrawal bleeding or spotting. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected a date, a pregnancy test is advised. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking ECP. They should get back to normal by the second cycle. However, this can vary and we cannot predict what each woman's experience will be with ECP.


September 8, 2018 - 4:45am
EmpowHER Guest

After taking plan b I had bleeding exactly one week later. It was very light but a bit heavier the 2nd day. Should I consider this my period? Or is that just a side effect from plan b? I have never taken plan b before so i'm not sure if what I experienced is "normal"

July 1, 2017 - 3:16am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This is my exact sympton, what ended up happening?

September 7, 2018 - 8:51pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Did you have your period after this bleeding or pregnant?

May 17, 2018 - 5:44pm
EmpowHER Guest

I had my period February 6th, and then had unprotected sex February 25th however he didn't ejaculate. 48 hours later on February 27th I took plan B one step, on February 28th I had light brown discharge once in the morning. On March 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, I had a little bit of red discharge and white discharrqge. I usually get my period every 28 days and am incredibly worried. Is this very light red slight bleeding my period?

March 8, 2017 - 3:26pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Emergency Contraception

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!