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A 18-year-old female asked:

how long can the morning after pill delay your period ?

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Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
AIt depends.: It depends on what stage of your cycle you were when you took it. You should have a normal period within the next month after taking emergency contraceptive pills (also called "morning after pills" or "day after pills"). Sometimes, emergency contraception can change the length of your monthly menstrual cycle, making your next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Normally, how long would the morning after pill delay your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Variable: It may not delay it. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:

For what length of time can the morning after pill delay your period without being worried?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Test if > 7 days: If your period is more than 7 days late, take a home pregnancy test & advise your gynecologist.

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