Q. I took plan B and had dark brown spotting with cramping and bloating. Is it due to Plan B?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 08, 2019

Hello doctor,

I took Plan B pills 34 hours after intercourse and one week later I had dark brown spotting. Then, I started having a red bleed during the week of my period, but it was not heavy. Now towards the end of my period, it is very light. I have period cramping and bloating. Is this because of Plan B or could I be pregnant?

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

You have experienced a very normal behavior of bleeding patterns after Plan B usage. The bleeding ideally starts after one week and starts with scanty, then the flow increases and then decreases again. This is a normal endometrium shedding pattern after Plan B. You are unlikely to be pregnant now after your periods and bleeding.

Just likely that your next menses may be delayed or earlier and maybe heavy, this would be because of Plan B, so just maintain a menstrual calendar for the next three months. Cramping and bloating shall subside after your period as well.

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