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Bleeding After Emergency Contraception
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
It can happen: Emergency contraception can change your next period--it can come early, or be delayed. It might be heavier, but there are other causes of heavy bleeding including stds that should be checked to be sure. If you had unprotected sex and thus a risk of stds, you should get a check. ...Read more
I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?
Few days: It's not easy to answer your question specifically. You may have 2 or more days if pills were taken after ovulation (you didn't give the time in your cycle when you took them; would you even know?). Also, if you have a history or pattern of irregular menstrual bleeding, that could be a factor. If you have more questions about your bleeding, do see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.
By sonogram: A pregnancy can be dated by using the last menstrual cycle. If that date is unknown a sonogram can be done to determine how far along you are. Then Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more
4 weeks preg (8/18) would conception result from 7/17 or 7/26 emergency contraception bleeding between dates- Actually began on 7/18 EC taken 7/11?
Took an emergency contraception escapelle after 12 hours, but there was no bleeding or sickness or anything unusuall. Does it work? Can I be pregnant
Ovulation: Where were you in your cycle when you took the pill? ...Read more
Took emergency contraception within 30 min, my period was due in two weeks, the week after I had a shorter bleeding, is it just early?
Plan B can: Cause bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
I bleed 5 to 7 days after using emergency contraception is this a period& if I have unprotected sex 7 days after just before the bleeding am I safe?
Emerg Contraception: Emergency contraception causes temporary menstrual cycle disruption so some abnormal bleeding is pretty common. If you have unprotected sex again then you will need to take emergency contraception again. It would be best to use condoms or avoid intercourse until you can start effective long term birth control. ...Read more
I had my period from 12-16.9 and on 17.9 I took an emergency contraception. On, 22.9 I started bleeding. It's like my period came again. Is it normal?
Went to doc yesterday with light bleeding 10 days before period and she gave me emergency contraception to take. Heavy bleeding now with pauses. Help?
Had sex w/o protection & used emergency contraception. Began experiencing bleeding and cramps, but only 12 days after last period. What is going on?
Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) work immediately if taken during withdrawal bleeding from emergency contraception?
1 day after my period had unprotected sex, took emergency contraception in 12hours, no bleeding no other side effects, can I be pregnant?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Have ovarian cysts. Took emergency contraception. 6dys later spotting & slight bleeding. Now worse constant pressure & pain in lower left abdomen.?
Upt: Its likely cramping and a period from the hormones. You may have a hx of pelvic pain, this making it worse. You may have a uti, ovarian cyst; take a pregnancy test but it would be early to have pain from pregnancy in ur tube. Try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2x per day, the changes in the uterus due to the hormones r initiating bleeding and cramping. ...Read more
Hey I'm 18 years old and sexually active...I use no form of birth control at all...normally I just take emergency contraception...I started bleeding two weeks after my period?
I took emergency contraception on June 14 & bled on June 28 (around 5 days delayed) Was this my period or withdrawal bleeding? I felt all the PMS
Bleeding: Your bleeding could have been an actual period ...Read more
Taken a similar dosage to emergency contraception, it's been about 10 days without withdrawal bleed. Should I be worried?
No: Whether there is a withdrawal bleed from emergency contraception depends on where a woman is in her cycle when she takes it. Some women won't have a withdrawal bleed after taking it. Do a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex using the first urine of the morning. If it's negative, you're not pregnant. ...Read more
Response to Plan B: It is your body's response to the hormonal changes induced by the emergency contraceptive. Whether you want to count that as your period is really not important. What it means is that you are not pregnant, but does nothing in predicting your next cycle as things will be thrown off the next month because of use of the hormones. ...Read more
I used 1 tablet of norlevo 1.5 mg (emergency contraception) on november, 2. I've been having lower abdominal pain for 3 days from dt.6 to 9 and today I noticed that I was bleeding. Should I be concerned? My menses should have happen 5-7 days after taking th
Watch closely: From your description you are just due for your period, which would explain the bleeding. If this does not progress into your period and your symptoms do not improve, or if the symptoms worsen, you should be checked. ...Read more
I used 1 tablet of norlevo 1.5 mg (emergency contraception) on november, 2. I've been having lower abdominal pain for 3 days from dt.6 to 9 and today I noticed that I was bleeding. Should I be concerned? My menses should have happen 5-7 days after taking t
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short lived.
These agents are available for use if you had unprotected sex and are concerned about pregnancy and are not designed for routine use to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the regimen, the ec must be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no more than 5 days later. Due to variations in timing and use, studies have shown the effectiveness of pill regimens to range from 50-90%. Failure rate for the iud is <1%. ...Read more
Yes but: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It is available at the pharmacy. It works better and has less side effects that the Yuzpe method of emergency contraception. In this method 5 pills are taken of combined oral contraceptives like Sprintec. Nausea is a common side effect. ...Read more
Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more
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