plan b is most likely the cause. it's very rare to continue bleeding (having periods) when pregnant. birth control methods do tend to alter your menstrual cycle.
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Q: Ok, so I had an "oops" with my boyfriend last Sept. and we resorted to the Plan B pill. Before the incident, my period had always been on time, a medium to heavy flow, and between 5 and 7 days in length. Every month since I've taken Plan B my period has been on time, but only lasting 2 days or so, and my flow has been extremely light. The last period I had started between January 4th and 7th, and ended 3 days after it began. (I know, stupid. I should keep track of exact dates). Well, my boyfriend and I have not had full on unprotected sex since then, but we have messed around a couple times (only lasting max. 30 seconds.. maybe less) before he put on a condom. He never ejaculated until after he put the condom on, but here I am .... February the 11th and still no period. I took a HPT (Clear blue easy digital) on the 8th and it was negative, but I'm not sure if I can truly rely on that. I DO plan on retesting again this weekend with the other test. My breasts are always sore up to a week before I start my period, and I have no sign of this .. or my usual mood swings or headaches that come along right before it happens. I'm really scared, seeing as how I don't want to be pregnant .. and just wanted to know if there were any educated thoughts out there about what could be going on? Could I seriously just be psychotically paranoid?... Thanks for your help :-\
A: Sperm can still be in the pre-ejaculate so even though he may not have ejaculated in you, there could still be the chance of pregnancy. I would go to a doctor as their tests are more sensitive and they can check to see if your uterus is enlarged at all.
Q: Is it usual for your second period after taking the pill to last one day?
A: ive taken plan b 3 times and each time i bleed for 7-10days within 3 days of taking it and it messes up my next cycle. however thats the only side effects ive ever had and it does tell you that spotting and irregular cycle following can happen. I wouldn't panic unless your period is still going on.
A: i took the plan b pill and it totally messed me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 my period is now been over 10 days long. heavy and painful.....do u know how long it would last?
Q: On 1/14 (the day i ovulated), i had sex. condom broke around 10pm. took plan b the next morning at 6:30am (8.5 hours later). i also took plan b last month during my previous cycle and it worked. wondering if plan b may not have worked this time because i was ovulating?? i'm hoping it still worked since i took it less than 12 hours after the "accident." still dont expect my peiod for another 5 days, but have taken 2 tests anyways and both negative. i'm also not sure WHEN exactly is a good time to test, since i used plan b last month and it could throw off my schedule...in other words, im not entirely sure when i should be expecting my period. anybody have any input/advice??? thanks!
A: I am having the same problem i had sex and the condom busted and 13 hours after i took plan b.. i hope im not pergo..
Q: About 4 days after the end of my period my boyfriend and i were having sex and the condom broke, and i am no longer on birth control, and about 14 hours later i took plan b. Today which has been about 5/6 days since i took plan b and i began to have a heavy brownish discharge, at first i was relived but it felt weird because i am not supposed to get my period for and other week and a half, then i remembered about implantation bleeding and now i am freaking out! i have taken plan b many times before this and i have never experienced this side affect! please help!!!
A: Hi, This is exactly what happened to me. Me and my boyfriend had sex 2 or 3 days after my period ended and the condom broke. I took plan b about 16 hours later and 5 days later I had some light bleeding which got a bit heavier and then was gone 4 days later. I asked a doctor and he said it was normal, and that i should expect my period to arrive about a week later than what i would usually expect. So for me it pretty much reset my cycle. Hope this helps :)
Q: I had unprotected sex on Friday (Sept. 4) but we did it when I was on my period which started the night before (Sept. 3). We thought about getting the Plan B right away, but didn't get the chance til Monday, 72 hours after. I was still on my period when I took Plan B. My period stopped on the 8th/9th but then I got some bleeding a day after. And on the 14th had some really heavy bleeding to the point that I had to wear a pad, like I was on my period. I forgot how long it lasted but i think light to heavy flow stopped on the 18th. Now, my cycle is about 31-33 days...and a month and 4 days have passed and still no period.... can someone help me with why its late? Is it because of the bleeding between periods and due to Plan B? And does it really make it come late? I am so worried. I've been searching stuff online all day..
A: Anyone have any idea?
Q: Question! I am 19, and my boyfriend and I had sex with a condom almost two months ago.The condom broke and he finished a bit inside of me, so we went ahead and bough Plan B immediately after to be safe. I took the pill less than two hours after we had sex. Eventually, my period was 10 days late but it came. Light and mostly brownish. A few days later, it was like a normal period (heavy, bright red blood), but then the light/brown phase continued. Today is day 25 of my "period." I have no idea what is happening. I know that with Plan B sometimes, your period is really lengthened, but for this long...? I cannot tell my mother as she is unaware that I am sexually active, and I am really at a loss to know what to do. Help?
A: It is most likely due to the plan B pill. It can cause lots of different things to happen to you. If you're 19 you should be able to talk to your mom about it.
A: Plan B is likely the culprit, but you need to see the doctor to get this under control.
Q: I took Plan B on Monday the 12th - the day after our condom broke. On Saturday evening - 6 days later, I started my period. It was fairly heavy on Sunday and then extremely heavy on Monday (Monday morning, I went through about 1 tampon/hour.) Then it tapered off Monday night, was light on Tuesday, and pretty much done by Wednesday. My normal periods are about 6-7 days long, so this was much shorter than usual, and the heavy spell was also abnormal. Now since Wednesday, I've had cramps on and off, almost as if I'm going to get my period again, but nothing happens. Has anyone else had similar symptoms with Plan B? This is the first time I've taken it - I knew it screwed up your system, but didn't realize the effects could still be going on almost 2 weeks since I took it...
A: I Finished my period on the 31st of december, had a comdom break on the 5th of jan and took plan b on the 6th of jan. started my next period on the 8th!!! I called the number provided in the "directions" and the woman told me that it's not unusual or something to worry about if your period comes early. My flow for that period was really odd as well and once again the "help" line told me not to worry about it. The cramps though... I cant help you out with =( maybe call the number provided on the box and see what they have to say?
A: Another note I forgot to add - when my period came, it was about a week and a half early.
Q: Hi all, Okay, so I had to take Plan B on April 5th because I had sex with my fiancee and I was nervous that our condom might have broken the night before (on 4/4, so I took Plan B less than 12 hours after the sex). I checked the condom and it appeared that all of the semen was in it, but I felt a bit of wetness (not sure if that was from my own natural lubrication or not), so I wanted to take Plan B just in case. That happened to be one of my fertile days. For reference, my February period started on 2/25 and my March period started on 3/24 (one day early); I typically have a 28-day cycle with periods that last 4-5 days. Anyway, I was expecting my next period to begin on 4/21, but I had a period begin on April 11th. I had my normal cramps and breast tenderness, etc. (which has since gone away, per usual), but my bleeding was slightly lighter than usual. The blood was definitely red (not pink or anything like that), but I had a lot of brown mixed in too. I know that signals old blood, but could this be a normal side effect of Plan B? I'm SUPER stressed out because I am going in for ankle surgery a week from tomorrow (4/25) and I have to take a pregnancy test that morning, and I am paranoid that it will turn out to be positive. I just took a pregnancy test a couple of days ago (first thing in the morning) and it was negative, so that's reassuring. I'm just stressed because I'm tired and hungry and all kinds of weird things, but I think this is all in my mind. I know that I'm extra stressed about my surgery, so I think I'm just letting this get the best of me and I'm focusing on the fact that my period wasn't entirely normal, which is to be expected because I took Plan B. I think my period might also have been messed up because I was on call on April 11th so I did not sleep for 26 hours - and I NEVER do that, ever, so I'm sure that's not helping my case. I'm just concerned because it seems like the blood was darker in color instead of red a lot of the time. Is this normal? Please help!!! I'm really concerned. I had a normal length period, it was just slightly lighter flow than usual. Again, is this normal? I still had some brown spotting left over today, so I've had a total of 6 days worth of bleeding. Any reassurance/experience with Plan B will be appreciated. Thank you!!!
A: In reading your story, I don't see anything unusual or concerning. It's sounds like you just had a regular period. The condom didn't break and its highly likely that the wetness you felt was from you and not from him. I doubt you even needed the plan b. It causes any number of side effects including shorter, lighter or absent periods for at least a month, sometimes two, after taking it. If I was in your shoes, I wouldn't have even thought anything was wrong because it sounds like same old, same old to me.
Q: Hi. I am very worried and have spent weeks doing research but I have not come across a single person that has been in the same situation. everywhere online tells me that once a person takes plan b they will have many symptoms alike pregnancy symptoms, their cycle will get messed up, but for the most part plan b should bring a period within the month or so and spotting does not count as the period. that's what every cite/blog has been telling me. I had sex December 4th, 2015. the condom slipped off and then we stopped. he says he did not ***. that was my first time ever having sex. a week later we have sex again but this time without a condom and I believe he did not ***, it was quick drunk sex. about six hours later we have sex again and he pulls out and cums. I later on learn that you can get pregnant by precum so we hurry and get plan b. now, plan b works in the first 72 hours after sex so if I was going to get preganant the second or third time we had sex then plan b should've worked and stopped it. but what if I got pregnant from the first time? which was a week earlier. plan b wouldn't have stopped that. could I be pregnant from the first time?? my period usually comes at the very last week of the month. I took plan b in the second week of December. in the last week of December when I should have gotten my period which normally is very heavy and lasts about 6 days.. I only got very light brown and red spotting for two days!! that has been the only thing I've gotten that's related to a period. could plan b have caused that? or was it a pregnancy? I have gotten all the plan b symptoms which are also pregnancy symptoms. tender nipples, darkened nipples, headaches, weight gain, cravings, lower back pain. I have also taken three home pregnancy tests that have all come out negative. however I know HPTs are wrong all the time. the first test I took a week after I took plan b. the second test I took a week after I got spotting which was two weeks after plan b. the third test I took about a month and a week or so after I took plan b. all have been negative. however it is January 25th 2016, almost two months since my last actual period, and I have still not gotten my period. only spotting for two days month ago. do you think I could be pregnant? does it sound like I am? what are the chances???
A: Hi there. Actually this is very common for plan B. Plan B is a hefty dose of hormones and that is its mode of action for preventing pregnancy. Works very well when taken within 72 hours of the sexual intercourse you are worried about. but those same hormones upset your system and cause irregular cycles for a good while after. 2 to 3 months is normal of irregular and out of the norm periods. good luck
A: do you guys think this is a pregnancy or plan b?? I can't go to the doctor very easily where I live so I want to ease my mind
Q: Hello, I had protected sex where the condom broke 7 weeks ago. Plan B was taken within two hours of the incident. I experienced bleeding about 2 1/2 weeks after Plan B was taken which was a bit earlier than my expected period. The bleeding was pretty normal, lasted about 4-5 days. So now I'm waiting for my second period to arrive and it's almost a week late, i have no symptoms that i usually do, (sore breasts, cramps, etc). I have had NO sexual intercourse since that incident in Nov. and I have taken numerous pregnancy tests from the dollar store ones to first response. My question is here I am at 7 weeks after the said incident and I'm testing negative, how accurate are pregnancy tests now? I just wish my period would come. any help would be appreciated thanks.
A: It is pretty impossible for you to be pregnant after taking Plan B, and yes it can disrupt your cycle due to the strong hormones. Relax. If you tested negative multiple times, you're not pregnant.
A: Plan B screws up your hormones and periods so your period will be late. You are not pregnant, especially if you took the pill within 72 hours of the unprotected sex.