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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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Irregular periods. Took morning after pill 2 weeks ago and now experiencing pain & shedding of uterus with a drop of blood each time I pee?

Irregular periods. Took morning after pill 2 weeks ago and now experiencing pain & shedding of uterus with a drop of blood each time I pee?

Breakthrough bleedin: If you keep spotting you may want to see GYN and ultrasound to see what is going on. Seems like your endometrial lining has not shredded completely.

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Could the morning after pill (levonelle) be causing breast tenderness 8 weeks after taking it. Negative pregnancy test and 3 irregular periods since?

Could the morning after pill (levonelle) be causing breast tenderness 8 weeks after taking it. Negative pregnancy test and 3 irregular periods since?

No: The levonelle is out of your system at this point but your own hormones can cause breast tenderness. If you are having irregular periods that is a sign that your hormones are out of balance and it would be a good idea to see someone to find out why. If also could be due to a more reliable method of contraception that you are hopefully using now. Hope this is helpful. Best wishes

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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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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?

This may or may not: Impact your period. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Doctors can you tell me when should I expect my period after taking the morning after pill?

Doctors can you tell me when should I expect my period after taking the morning after pill?

Uncertain: You could experience changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period).

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I took morning after pill on the 11th day after my menses, when do I expect my next period?

Can't predict that: 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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Had morning after pill. Then my period came then 2 days after it was over more blood came out?

Close to menses: It sounds as if you took the morning after pill when you were close to your anticipated menstrual period already. First you had a withdrawal bleeding from the emergency contraception, then you started your menstrual period.

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Having bleeding a week after taking morning after pill. Is that my period again? How long should it last?

Having bleeding a week after taking morning after pill. Is that my period again? How long should it last?

Sounds normal: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next menstrual cycle. To be 100% safe, you may want to take a pregnancy test in a week or two, since this period may not be normal.

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Is it normal to bleed after taking "the morning after pill"? Even if I already got my period this month?

Is it normal to bleed after taking "the morning after pill"? Even if I already got my period this month?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have some sort of bleeding, whether it be a little spotting, or more of an early period after taking the morning after pill. I do advise either abstinence or using a backup contraceptive like condoms until you get your next full period and confirm you are indeed not pregnant.

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Had the morning after pill on monday after having unprotected sex on the saturday and still no period. Is this normal?

Had the morning after pill on monday after having unprotected sex on the saturday and still no period. Is this normal?

Bleeding varies.: 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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How many months more or less does it usually take to get your period back on track after the morning after pill? Thanks

How many months more or less does it usually take to get your period back on track after the morning after pill? Thanks

A few days: The morning after pill if out of your system in a few days with no long term effects on the menstrual cycle. Very temporary menstrual cycle disruption is common -- meaning some bleeding a few days after taking it.

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