Can plan b affect your period?

Have you ever been in a situation where your birth control failed or you forgot to take it, leaving you in a panic? Enter Plan B, the emergency contraceptive that can save the day. However, this lifesaver might raise some questions for those who have never used it before. One of those concerns is whether or not Plan B can affect your period.

Well my friend, look no further, because we are going to dive into the details about how Plan B works and what effects it may have on your menstrual cycle.

The Basics

First off, let’s get familiar with the basics of Plan B. This oral tablet contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that is found in some forms of birth control pills but at higher doses in this version. When taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex (or other forms of contraception failure), plan b works by preventing ovulation from occurring (remember that word) which means an egg will not be released to be fertilized by sperm during sexual intercourse.

However there are ‘caveats’:

  • If ovulation has already occurred prior to taking plan b
  • Sperm already reached and fertilized an egg

In both cases reported failures/ineffective usage hence it is essential to use contraception before & after sex!

So now back onto our main concern – how does using plan b affect one’s menstruation cycle?

What To Expect

The effect of plan b on periods depends on one’s body chemistry so any changes including delays or early starts doesn’t mean there’s something seriously wrong (yet) just as long as they do not persist! Remember what goes up comes down right…wink wink ;-).

Delayed Periods

Delayed periods sometimes occur due when taking two hormones i.e estrogen & progesterone whose levels rise over time building up uterine lining providing oxygen/nourishment for the later formation of a potential embryo. Since plan b’s active ingredient i.e levonorgestrel is inherently progesterone-like, some individuals who take it may have their period delayed by about 7-21 days after taking plan b. Not to worry though! If your period doesn’t come on time (after up to two weeks), wait one more week before getting too concerned.

Early/Light/Heavy Periods

Plan B can also sometimes cause early periods, as well as light or heavy blood flow and spotty bleeding between periods (aka breakthrough bleeding). “Breakthrough bleeding”? That sounds like something we should train our bodies to do in case of emergency situations… In rare cases, using Plan B repeatedly over a short period might disrupt menstrual cycles causing changes in cycle length or predictable side effects such as prolonged/heavy clotting.

Skipped Periods

It is possible for an individual’s next menstruation cycle/orbital health pattern a few months lastly if they happen not observe habits surrounding consistent medications scheduling change . Bearing this in mind that somewhere around 10% of females (~1 outta 10!) face irregular hormone levels due to personal variables including diet, stress etc which only emphasizes how much knowing & understanding ones body system works helps with informed decision making as regards contraceptive usage amongst other things…

Final Verdict

In conclusion my friend I’ve given you all the fundamentals you need based on current evidence explanations so make good use next time!!. So does Postinor alter your period? The answer comes down to how each person’s unique hormonal system responds.. Regardless tho’, always keep communication lines open with medical professionals at all times especially when dealing with medication related issues!! Stay safe folks!!