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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

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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My late period was on february 9 and i'm late by 5 days should I be worry ? I had sex but i took the morning after pill is that why i'm late .? Help

My late period was on february 9 and i'm late by 5 days should I be worry ? I had sex but i took the morning after pill is that why i'm late .? Help

Take a test!: Always better to be safe and take a test. An over the counter test is most accurate at least 14 days after conception. Having said that, the morning after pill can definitely alter a subsequent period, and make it early, late, or lighter than normal. ...Read more

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Could my morning after pill be the cause of a skipped/delayed period?

Could my morning after pill be the cause of a skipped/delayed period?

Yes: Irregular bleeding after taking a morning-after pill, like Plan B or ella, (ulipristal acetate) is somewhat common. Some women get spotting or bleeding before the next period. Women may also have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late. A urine pregnancy test can be done 10-14 days after taking a morning-after pill, to be sure the pill worked. ...Read more

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My gf and i had sex on her 5 day, condom broke, took morning after pill, now late period, no vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy test is she pregnan?

My gf and i had sex on her 5 day, condom broke, took morning after pill, now late period, no vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy test is she pregnan?

Probably not: If she took Plan B as directed, she is probably not pregnant, and the medication may interfere with her cycle this month. Wait to test again until at least 7 days after the expected start of her menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

Possible: It is possible to be late or to be pregnant. 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. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After taking morning after pill ellaone - period came 16 days late!?

Need expert advice. After taking morning after pill ellaone - period came 16 days late!?

Pregnancy test: Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant. It can take 2 weeks from conception (in general 4 weeks from last period) for a pregnant test to turn positive, if you have regular monthly periods. If you believe you may be pregnant, take a test in this time frame and that should give you your answer.The morning after decreases the rate of pregnancy, but does not fully eliminate it. ...Read more

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Would ur period be late if you took the morning after pill once in november and once in january again?

Would ur period be late if you took the morning after pill once in november and once in january again?

Yes.: Taking the "morning after pill" is like a high dose birth control .... Therefore, this can interfere with your "normal" cycles. Taking two morning after pills so close together could make your periods late or irregular. It may take a few months for things to become normal again. You should talk to your dr about birth control options! :). ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Dr. Mary David
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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more