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Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Emergency contracept: 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

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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How does morning after pill affect period? Wen wil you know if it has worked?

How does morning after pill affect period? Wen wil you know if it has worked?

Doesn't usually: It does not usually affect the period, if you do not get a period at the normal time you need to check a pregnancy test. ...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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Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

Girlfriends period is odd after morning after pill. When should we start worrying?

2 weeks: If she took the morning after pill and had abnormal bleeding you should check a pregnancy test in 2 weeks. It should be positive by then if she conceived prior to the morning after pill. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does morning after pill affect period? Ie make it come faster? When wil it be possible to know if it worked?

Does morning after pill affect period? Ie make it come faster? When wil it be possible to know if it worked?

No necessarily: Although the patient should be informed that their next period may be heavier or lighter, earlier or later, 95% of patients have their menstrual period at the usual time or within ±7 days. The sooner it is taken after the unprotected intercourse, the more effective it is. If taken within 72 hours, it will prevent 7 out of 8 undesired pregnancies. If you are more than a week late, do a preg test. ...Read more

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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 ?

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. ...Read more

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I am due on my period tomorrow but I have taken the morning after pill?

I am due on my period tomorrow but I have taken the morning after pill?

When did you take it: When relative to your cycle and sex did you take the pill? If you took it at mid cycle, after sex, your cycle may be routine, or it could be disrupted. If you took it more than 5 days after unprotected sex, it may not be effective, and you be pregnant and get implantation bleeding. So wait to see how your period goes. If you miss check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill affect your period?

How can  the morning after pill affect your period?

In different ways.: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
622 doctors shared insights

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