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took plan b on the 11th (25hrs later) bled a week later (17th) when would my next period be?

By Anonymous August 31, 2014 - 8:27am
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I had an accident on the 10th and got plan b the next day. After a week of taking it i started to bleed like a normal period . But it only lasted for 4 days. I don't understand if that counts as my period. But today was the day I was supposed to be due and I don't have my period. Was the four day bleedING considered my period? (If so then is it normal to get a period 2 weeks early after taking plan b?)

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Hi Anonymous!

It could just be spotting. I attached  really helpful article from Plan B that describes what you are experiencing. Let me know if this helps!




September 2, 2014 - 1:12pm
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Anonymous (reply to kristincaliendo)

If it was heavy is it considered spotting ? And when is my next period supposed to come if it was like a normal period? Should I wait till next month?

September 2, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Is it considered my period even if it's 2 weeks early or is it considered withdrawl bleeding? And when will my next period be?

September 1, 2014 - 7:07am

Hi Anon,

Thank you for reaching out to the EmpowHER community, many of our members have asked similar questions!  

I am sorry to hear that you had an accident! After taking the ECP, you may get your period later or sooner than your original period date. Most women get their period approximately seven days after or before their period date. The 4 day bleeding that you described would have been your period and now your cycle will be a bit unpredictable moving forward.

Here is an article all about the ECP https://www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/facts-about-emergency-contraceptive-pills

Anon, I would definitely use a back up method until you can get back to a regular cycle. 

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