A 36-year-old member asked:
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how soon should your period start after you have taken emergency contraception?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends when you took the pills .Usually you will get your period on expected time if you are not pregnant.
Answered on Apr 13, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Menses: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period. See below.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Consult with your physician for or develop significant lower abdominal pain.
Apr 7, 2013

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