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Took a morning after pill period still hasn't came, I'm cramping and whatnot took a pregnancy test, it was negative. what are the chances of pregnancy?

Took a morning after pill period still hasn't came, I'm cramping and whatnot took a pregnancy test, it was negative. what are the chances of pregnancy?

Reasonable: Plan B is only about 50% effective. If you are late for your period, you might still be pregnant. If it still hasn't come in a week, repeat a pregnancy test. If you are still having concerns, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...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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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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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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After taking the morning after pill, my period hasnt come what does that mean?

Irregular period: The morning after pill can cause the period to be late by several days. You are of an age -47 - that taking hormones such as the morning after pill easily cause irregular menstrual periods. Chance of pregnancy is low, but check a pregnancy test if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I've just started my period after 3 months I had took the morning after pill my period is really heavy got big clots been in a lot of pain?

Are u pregnant?: The first thing you need to do is make sure you are not pregnant. If a pregnancy test is negative, you may have disrupted you cycles with the morning after pill. If you previously had regular cycles, it should regulate again. If not, you may need to see your GYN. ...Read more

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If you took morning after pill after period can it effect your cycle from when the next period comes? I usually get it around this time !feeling cramp

If you took morning after pill after period can it effect your cycle from when the next period comes? I usually get it around this time !feeling cramp

Yes it can.: 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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Most of the time when i take morning after pills, my period comes a week after. But not this time. Does it mean the pills do not work?

Most of the time when i take morning after pills, my period comes a week after. But not this time. Does it mean the pills do not work?

No: Does not mean it did not work. The only way to find out if it did or did not work is to have a pregnancy test around the time your menstrual cycles is due. Please, please do not use the morning after pill as a method of contraception. Talk to your doctor about using a better method. Morning after pill is great for emergencies, but should not be your routine contraceptive. ...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