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A 20-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

15 days before period, unprotected sex, emergency pill 3 hrs later. 3 days later sore breasts, extra tired & nauseous. is this the effect of the pill?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Likely side effect: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2014

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