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Question: Spotting after Morning After Pill to be expected?

 roadrunner - Fri May 29, 2009 9:06 pm

I am a 25 year old with no GYN medical problems. I was on birth control pills (orthotricyclen) previously. I started taking antibiotics (for acne. no longer taking) for 3 months and at this time I stopped taking my bcp. About 2 weeks ago a condom broke and I took the 2 morning after pills as directed. The next day I started back on my birth control pills. This week, which is 2 weeks from taking the pill, I started spotting a little dark brownish color. However, tonight I started spotting a brighter red color. I'm having a some abdominal pain/stomach unease that is mostly centralized. I wanted to know if this was to be expected especially since I started taking my birth control pills after taking the morning after pill? Thanks to anyone who can advise!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:28 pm

User avatar Hello,
This is a very common response to plan B, which is a very strong hormone. I would not be concerned and chances are it will resolve without intervention. It can upset your cycles and take a few months to regulate again. Don't be worried about this side effect.

Best wishes.

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