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Jko33
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I took Plan B on Sunday of this past week. I just had my period a week and a half before and I started bleeding all of this week. It's not really heavy but still some noticeable blood. Should I be concerned about anything?
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Karybu
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Spotting or bleeding is a pretty common side effect of Plan B, and it can continue for several days, so I wouldn't say this is something to be concerned about.

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Jko33
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Okay, so the bleeding can happen for a week?
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And, I have taken Plan B (both the generic and the actual Plan B Brand) before and never have had bleeding. That's normal, correct?
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Yep. Irregular bleedingn or spotting is a very common side-effect of taking Plan B, but doesn't mean that everyone experiences it every time they take Plan B.

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Okay, thank you. That makes sense. So my hormones will be off for a while?
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And is it common to get 2 periods within in the same month? Or have period-like symptoms? I have pmdd and I can already feel it coming on...
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Taking Plan B can affect your menstrual cycle for a couple of months, and during that time it's not unusual to skip periods or have bleeding in between periods.

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