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How long can the morning after pill delay your period ?

How long can the morning after pill delay your period ?

AIt depends.: It depends on what stage of your cycle you were when you took it. You should have a normal period within the next month after taking emergency contraceptive pills (also called "morning after pills" or "day after pills"). Sometimes, emergency contraception can change the length of your monthly menstrual cycle, making your next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual. ...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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Normally, how long would the morning after pill delay your period?

Normally, how long would the morning after pill delay your period?

Variable: It may not delay it. 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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Can the morning after pill delay second period or could i be pregnant? Following pill, week later had light bleeding then 2weeks later had period

Can the morning after pill delay second period or could i be pregnant? Following pill, week later had light bleeding then 2weeks later had period

Pregnancy unlikely: If you had a period after the episode of sex, you are not pregnant. You may do a home pregnancy test about four weeks after the sex, if you want to be sure. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken? Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken?
Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Yes may cause: After all ' morning after pill' is an hormonal manipulation , it can delay regular period , couple of cycles later will be normal, remember they are not "tic-tack" candy to take on regular basis, see your gyn doctor for birth control measure and to preserve your long time health. ...Read more

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Does Morning after pills delay my period? I took it 10 days ago but I still don't have my period. Pregnancy test is negative.

Does Morning after pills delay my period? I took it 10 days ago but I still don't have my period. Pregnancy test is negative.

It can: It can cause a delay and it can also cause early bleeding. However, you need to repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days as it may not be positive yet. ...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 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 the morning after pill i took 2 weeks before be delaying my period now?

Could the morning after pill i took 2 weeks before be delaying my period now?

Yes: Anytime you take hormones it can throw off your cycle. Check a pregnancy test though, the morning after decreases rate of pregnancy, but does not eliminate it. ...Read more

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Period due jan.31 but didn't come and took a morning after pill jan.31 how long can it delay my period?

Period due jan.31 but didn't come and took a morning after pill jan.31 how long can it delay my period?

Check a test : The first step is to check a pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. This is the fist thing to rule out when you miss your period. Plan b may cause temporary cycle disruption. See your doctor for birth control and to discuss cycle regulation. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on 5 the day post period and took morning after pill ...my periods are delayed by 3 days ...what should I do?

I had unprotected sex on 5 the day post period and took morning after pill ...my periods are delayed by 3 days ...what should I do?

Home preg test: A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whether you have missed period or unprotected sex or trying to concieve, this is a safe, easy test to perform at home to get the answers you seek best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can I take a morning after pill (plan b) four days before my scheduled period to delay my period a couple days?

Can I take a morning after pill (plan b) four days before my scheduled period to delay my period a couple days?

Not what it is for: It wil not stop your period or delay it. If you want somethig to delay your period you will have to ask your doctor to prescribe NORETHINDRONE pill. but there are side effects---decreased labido,mild depression, bloating good luck :) ...Read more

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What could be the the cause of the morning after pill to delay periods for two to three months in some woman?

What could be the the cause of the morning after pill to delay periods for two to three months in some woman?

It doesn't: If the period is delayed for more than a day or two after the "morning after pill", then there is some other reason for the delay. It would not be due to the "morning after pill". ...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