Is it normal to have something like a period a few days after taking Plan B, I’m very scared and confused!?

Great question!

Lets talk a little bit about emergency contraception.  Plan B is a brand of emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception  is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation in the hopes of preventing pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Plan B is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will only work to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy.

One of the most common side effects of taking emergency contraception is some sort of bleeding. Because it contains such a large dose of hormones, a certain amount of bleeding is expected. For some people, they might have a full period, light spotting, or anything in between.

So having bleeding is very common.  If you continue to have bleeding or are concerned you can call Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160