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Can the Plan B pill make you skip your period a few months after taking it?

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According to WebMD, a woman can experience menstrual changes after taking Plan B. Most commonly, a Plan B user experiences lighter periods, heavier periods or irregular spotting for a few weeks after taking the drug.

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Plan B's official websites notes that women should abstain from unprotected sex until their period arrives after using the emergency contraceptive. Plan B warns that women who are over a week late or three weeks total without a period after taking the emergency contraceptive should take a pregnancy test to ensure that they are not pregnant. Additionally, women who have taken Plan B shortly before a Pap smear should let their doctor know, as the drug can affect the results.

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