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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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.

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

Hello docs. I was wondering can too 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. ...Read more

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

What could be 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

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So I took morning after pill after having unrpotected sex, got my period but then after I've been having brown discharge for three days what's wrong?

Nothing is wrong: The morning after pill can alter subsequent periods. There is probably nothing wrong with you. Wait and see what happens with your next cycle. ...Read more

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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

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Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period,?

Does the morning after pill cause abnormal period,?

See below: The morning after pill disrupts the lining of the uterus to help prevent embryo implantation. This can lead to irregular bleeding for the remainder of the cycle. It may be 3 or 4 weeks before a period. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When will I resume my menstrual periods after taking morning after pill?

To be seen.: Emergency contraception can cause changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period). ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill change your period date if you take it before?

Does the morning after pill change your period date if you take it before?

It can: Anytime, one uses any hormonal product, including but not limited to the morning after pill, the bleeding pattern including the period date may change. Consider consistent contraception if this is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How long after you take it does the morning after pill affect your period?

One cycle: The "morning after pill" (progesterone only post-coital contraception) will often cause irregular bleeding -- your period may come earlier than expected. If you do not bleed after taking the pill, and if you do not get your period when expected, please take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be on your period for 2 weeks? After taking the morning after pill

Is it normal to be on your period for 2 weeks? After taking the morning after pill

Not surprising.: Hormonal imbalance can cause irregular and heavy menses. The morning-after pill can certainly have that effect. Please see your gynecologist to fully investigate this and engage in regular contraception. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
634 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