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Is this normal?

By Anonymous March 3, 2012 - 10:47am
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I had sex on February 19. Used a condom which didn't break. Took plan b within 48 hours just to be safe. My period was due 4-6 days after the sex. Started bleeding 7 days after the sex(5 days after plan b). Started out brown but next day got red and very heavy. Still bleeding a week later and still having cramps. Is this normal?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. After using Plan B or Next Choice, there is a period of time, approximately two months, were you will experience irregularity with your menstrual cycle. This is very common to have the irregularity and it is a side effect of the pill.

Hope this helps.


March 3, 2012 - 11:17am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks Missie. Is it normal to have cramps the entire time? My periods tend to be somewhat heavy with cramping anyhow but I'm just a little worried now. No other symptoms other than being tired but I attribute that to not getting enough sleep and probably from the heavy bleeding.

March 3, 2012 - 11:33am
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