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Bleeding After Emergency Contraception
No: The emergency contraceptive only works if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You should not need it if you had a surgical abortion unless you have conceived again in which case it will work if taken within 72 hours but you really need to start a much more reliable method of contraception. Sex should not be an emergency every time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal bleeding after having emergency contraceptive pill following Unprotected sex without ejaculation inside, is there chance of pregnancy?
See your doctor: Emergency contraception is an option to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is available through a pharmacy, and doesn't require a prescription if you are over 18 years old. If you take this medication and a pregnancy is not prevented, you should see your healthcare provider. Ec doesn't harm a developing pregnancy, but you will want to discuss all of your options for the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal effects: Plan b is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure. It works using female hormones. Plan b can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thicken cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more
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
Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?
Not well studied: The copper IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraceptive if inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. Some providers will consider insertion within 7 days for this purpose, but it's not well-known how effective it is beyond 5 days. There is unfortunately no emergency contraceptive approved for use beyond 5 days of intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spotting or period?: Implantation usually does not cause bleeding. When it does the amount of blood is minuscule. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?
It happens: Ella (ulipristal acetate), (ulipristal acetate) Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella (ulipristal acetate) was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella (ulipristal acetate) works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle. ...Read more
Sex 4 days after period, because of condom slippage took planb within 24 h.Week later had 3 day lasting bleeding? Breakthrough or implantation bleeding
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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