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Can the morning after pill make you miss your period all together?

Can the morning after pill make you miss your period all together?

No: It could, and likely would, delay your period, but it will not cause you to skip it completely.

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Can the morning after pill make you miss your period?

Can the morning after pill make you miss your period?

Period can be late: Emergency contraception can have side effects including nausea (loss of appetite), vomiting, breast tenderness, fatigue, headache-- or cause your period to be early or late. These symptoms go away within a day or so after taking. If your period doesn't come by a week after you expected it, a pregnancy test might be a good idea, as emergency birth control isn't perfect.

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Can the morning after pill make u miss a period and be irregular?

Can the morning after pill make u miss a period and be irregular?

You shouldn't miss: Your period altogether. It can throw off your cycle. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Do I miss a period when I take the morning after pill?

Not normally: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Last pill friday morning had sex saturday evening unprotected. Morning after pill today. Do I still get period or do I miss it?

Last pill friday morning had sex saturday evening unprotected. Morning after pill today. Do I still get period or do I miss it?

Still get it: After using planning b you may have some temporary menstrual cycle disruption with spotting or a slightly early or late period. Always check a pregnancy test about 10 days after taking it. Start birth control to avoid these scares.

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Is it common to have your second period missed/delayed from morning after pill? Does it mess up cycle for months? Took pill 5 wks ago.

Is it common to have your second period missed/delayed from morning after pill? Does it mess up cycle for months? Took pill 5 wks ago.

YES: The morning after pill can cause irregular cycles for 4-8 weeks. Your cycle should normalize within 1 month- and you should consult your GYN.

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Hello docs. I was wondering can to much morning after pills in one cycle cause me to miss my period?

Hello docs. I was wondering can to much morning after pills in one cycle cause me to miss my period?

Oh my gosh, how many: Times are you using emergency contraceptives? They are not designed to be used as a regular form of birth control. 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.

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Does the morning after pill make your second period late? By how much? I took it bc I was on 18 month expired brp? Was I fully protected?

Does the morning after pill make your second period late? By how much? I took it bc I was on 18 month expired brp? Was I fully protected?

YES: You shoul dbe protected and yes, you will probably have irregular cycles for 4-8 weeks. I suggest a refill on BC pills, condoms and contraceptive spermicidal foam or gel.

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Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Can the morning after pill make your period come early?

Sometimes.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of 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 gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Does the morning after pill make your next periods extremely light? I have had one very light 3 day period and my second is abnormally light as well.

Does the morning after pill make your next periods extremely light? I have had one very light 3 day period and my second is abnormally light as well.

It's possible: Emergency contraception use can alter the timing and characteristics of the next couple of cycles. As long as pregnancy test is negative, keep calendar and see doctor if irregularity persists.

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After taking the morning after pill and gotten period. Does your cycle go back to normal?

Usually: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of 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 gyn if your period is 7 or > days late.

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Took the morning after pill and didn't get any period until 6 weeks later. Why is that the case?

Took the morning after pill and didn't get any period until 6 weeks later. Why is that the case?

Periods with Plan B: Periods can get very off schedule with the use of Plan B. If it is time for her period, you can certainly do a pregnancy test, and if negative, repeat in 3-4 days. Don't be too concerned though, about the lack of period if pregnancy tests are negative after use of PlanB. Your hormone levels will be out of whack for months after use of emergency contraception.

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What does it mean after using the morning after pill and the period comes ealry and skips a day then happens the next day?

What does it mean after using the morning after pill and the period comes ealry and skips a day then happens the next day?

Not the period: It's not the period that comes early after taking the morning after pill. The morning after pill causes a disruption in the body's cyclical hormone production and the body's response to this disruption is breakthrough bleeding.

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Can a morning after pill make your period pink and light?

Can a morning after pill make your period pink and light?

Yes: When the "morning after pill" is taken, it will alter your hormonal makeup and the all too common result is a change in your cycle. So, having pink, brown, red (bright or dark) spotting or flow--which could be heavy & irregular--is often the result. Usually this does not persist beyond one cycle, as your body readjusts hormonally and begins to regulate itself again.

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After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

After taking the morning after pill, how long before you get your period?

Variable: It may cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period).

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Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

Can "next choice" the morning after pill effect your period after taking it?

It can: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. It can also lead to nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness. If your period is more than a week late take a home pregnancy test and follow up with your medical provider / gynecologist.

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Can the morning after pill affect your period for several months? Please be specific.

Can the morning after pill affect your period for several months? Please be specific.

Not usually: It can make your post emergency contraception period a bit early or late and sometimes lengthen the duration of your post emergency contraception period. There is some data to suggest that it might lengthen the duration of your next period too. But no great data/study to suggest any prolonged effect on periods for months.

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