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Menstrual irregularities post intake of plan B - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   Hello.. So first I'd just like to point out that I always had a normal period (about 4-6 days, usually starts on the 12-14th of each month). Well, I took Plan B on Sept. 27th, a day after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend. On Oct. 1st I started my period.. it lasted almost 11 days, most days, maybe 8 out of the 11 were really heavy. Could Plan B have caused this long, heavy period?.. and is it normal?
Doctor :  
i shall take a minute to read
Doctor :  
yes it is plan b which has caused this
User :   Oh, okay...
User :   when should i expect my next period, you think?
User :   or... when will i be ovulating again
Doctor :  
and it is one of the side effect of the plan b- prolonged and heavy menstrual bleed
User :   oh... i googled and could not find sometime that said that
User :   about plan b
Doctor :  
your one or two next periods may be irregular
User :   oh, okay..
User :   since this period was 11 days.. umm.
User :   i stopped just yesterday..
User :   would it be possible to get pregnant after having unprotected sex ?
Doctor :   would it be possible to get pregnant after having unprotected sex ? this question in what context?

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