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Question: Postinor2 and heavy bleeding
|MzSlySweetNess - Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:02 pm||
If postinor2 was taking 48 hrous after unproteced sex and 1 week later HEAVY period ( when I say heavy I mean heavy!!) came, is it normal?
An answer asap would be GREATLY!! appreciated :D
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:20 pm||
Yes, plan B or emergency contraception like this contains strong hormones which can alter your periods and heavy bleeding is a common side effect. It could even take a few months to get into a regular "normal" cycle again. It is nothing to be alarmed about and shedding the lining of the uterus is how it prevents pregnancy.
You may wish to discuss a better method of preventive birth control which will not wreak such havoc on your hormones in the future.
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