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Is it normal to have HEAVY withdrawal bleeding after taking ecp? It's already my 7th day of withdrawal bleeding, it's still heavy. Am I pregnant?!

Is it normal to have HEAVY withdrawal bleeding after taking ecp? It's already my 7th day of withdrawal bleeding, it's still heavy. Am I pregnant?!

Occasionally: Sometimes it takes 3 cycles of birth control
Pill packs for cycles to lessen and lighten.
Reasons for heavy cycle w/ 1st pill pack may
Be related to pill dosage/ previous menstrual
History/intrauterine polyp or growth;
If bleeding is not improved on current pill by
The end of the 3rd pack, seek evaluation;
Always make sure a pregnancy test is negative
Before starting birth control pills ...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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Got bleeding 2 days after taking ecp not pregnant? And I got pee problems every 10 minutes I go bathroom. Is this symptoms or other problem I have?

Got bleeding 2 days after taking ecp not pregnant? And I got pee problems every 10 minutes I go bathroom. Is this symptoms or other problem I have?

Urine test: Bleeding after taking emergency contraception is normal and expected. Your bladder symptoms indicate that you may have an infection. Your doctor can do a simple office urinalysis and test for it. Treatment would be antibiotics ...Read more

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What happens or is there any risk if ECP is taken twice in 6 days (there is currently bleeding occuring from the 1st ECP, is it ok to take the the 2nd)

What happens or is there any risk if ECP is taken twice in 6 days (there is currently bleeding occuring from the 1st ECP, is it ok to take the the 2nd)

Can repeat the ECP: Emergency contraceptive pill can be repeated in 6 days. Cycle likely to be disrupted somewhat. Time also to consider forms of birth control that are ongoing such as an IUD, birth control pill, shot or implant. ...Read more

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I have taken ECP 7 days ago, now there is bleeding happening from it. Can I take second ECP now, would it pose any risk because of the current bleeding?

I have taken ECP 7 days ago, now there is bleeding happening from it. Can I take second ECP now, would it pose any risk because of the current bleeding?

Maybe not, but...: Why twice in 1 month? Emergency contraception (like Postinor 2 or Plan B) is for use in the rare instances of emergencies, not for use as a routine contraceptive. They are for emergencies, meaning they should be needed only 1, 2, or 3 times in an entire lifetime. If not wanting to get pregnant, and if having sex, always have a good primary contraceptive method (a Plan A) in place. ...Read more

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Took ecp a week later I experienced bleeding 2days after I experience pink spotting what's the cause?

Took ecp a week later I experienced bleeding 2days after I experience pink spotting what's the cause?

Probably normal: It is very common to have irregular bleeding after taking the morning after pill and it;'s nothing to worry about. Just make sure you're not pregnant because the pill is not 100% effective. ...Read more

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Took ECP on my 3rd day i.e 9 aug of cycle & my cycle cmplted by 5th day i.e 11 aug.& nw on 17th aug I am bleeding NT cntinusly bt @interval. Pls help?

Took ECP on my 3rd day i.e 9 aug of cycle & my cycle cmplted by 5th day i.e 11 aug.& nw on 17th aug I am bleeding NT cntinusly bt @interval. Pls help?

Expected: Irregular bleeding after ECP is very common and expected result. Get a pregnancy test to eliminate failure of ECP. Get on birth control, the pill may really help the bleeding and also provide birth control to minimize your risk and worries in the future. If bleeding is so heavy that you are soaking pads every 20 minutes for 2 or more pads, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 2 days period after taking ecp? Usly have 3 days period. Unprtced sex 11 days ago bleeding is normal as period bleding pregnent?

Is it normal to have 2 days period after taking ecp? Usly have 3 days period. Unprtced sex 11 days ago bleeding is normal as period bleding pregnent?

Plan B effect: Plan b is essentially taking a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns in your body to delay or present ovulation. An abnormal period afterwards is not surprising. A pregnancy test should be done 14 days after plan b. ...Read more

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If there is no withdrawal bleeding, does that mean the ecp didn't work?

If there is no withdrawal bleeding, does that mean the ecp didn't work?

Use Plan B: Emergency contraception is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common but does not happen in most people. Check preg test in 10 days to confirm it worked and see a doctor to start more reliable contraception. ...Read more

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If I got withdrawal bleeding 10 days after ecp. Does it mean it worked. Pls...help?

If I got withdrawal bleeding 10 days after ecp. Does it mean it worked. Pls...help?

Agree with Dr Cress: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). So it depends on if the bleeding was a period or not. A home pregnancy test can help to differentiate. ...Read more

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Before 3 days I had an unprotected sex and I take 2 tablets ecp. Now I am not bleeding what does it mean?

Before 3 days I had an unprotected sex and I take 2 tablets ecp. Now I am not bleeding what does it mean?

Typical with Plan B: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a medical abortion. Irregular bleeding after taking Plan B is common but not necessary. Always check a pregnancy test after using Plan B and see a doctor to start a better form of birth control. ...Read more

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ECP taken 30th Jan and 6th Feb. Light bleeding 6th Feb for 10 days. ECP contain 1 pill each. Pharmacist said period should arrive 27th Feb but nothing?

ECP taken 30th Jan and 6th Feb. Light bleeding 6th Feb for 10 days. ECP contain 1 pill each. Pharmacist said period should arrive 27th Feb but nothing?

It happens sometimes: Plan B or other EC pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraception pills work most of the time, but not all the time. One should choose a Plan A (a reliable contraceptive method to use all the time), to avoid the need for ECP. ...Read more

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I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

Side Effect.: 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. If not hemorrhaging is likely ok. ...Read more

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Will withdrawal bleeding (very light brownish discharge) 6 days after taking ECP (Nordette) assures me that I'm not pregnant?

Will withdrawal bleeding (very light brownish discharge) 6 days after taking ECP (Nordette) assures me that I'm not pregnant?

No: So do a pregnancy test 7 days after the episode, and repeat in another 7 days if negative. Use consistent contraception thereafter if pregnancy is not desired ...Read more

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If I have withdrawal bleeding after taking Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP does it mean I am not pregnant? How likely would it be that I am not pregnant?

If I have withdrawal bleeding after taking Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP does it mean I am not pregnant? How likely would it be that I am not pregnant?

Likely not preg: If you completed entire course of med and are having period (bleeding) when you should, unlikely you are pregnant. If concerned do home preg test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg very unlikely you are preg. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Upto how many days hormonal bleeding will take place after taking emergency contraception pill?

Few days: It's not easy to answer your question specifically. You may have 2 or more days if pills were taken after ovulation (you didn't give the time in your cycle when you took them; would you even know?). Also, if you have a history or pattern of irregular menstrual bleeding, that could be a factor. If you have more questions about your bleeding, do see your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am I standing now in my mens cycle?

Impossible to answer: Since you took extra hormones instead of being on birth control it may take one or two cycles to fully get back to normal. Please remember that you will have difficulty knowing when you are fertile now for a time and must protect against unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant if he did not ejaculate inside me and I took an ecp within 15hrs. After a month also pregnant test is negative. Had bleeding for 3 day.

Could I be pregnant if he did not ejaculate inside me and I took an ecp within 15hrs. After a month also pregnant test is negative. Had bleeding for 3 day.

Very low probability: We never like to say never when it comes to pregnancy, but your situation, as described with emergency contraception and neg upt after a month make it low probability. I can't say there aren't little coffe cups orbiting jupiter, right, I can just say its very low probability you are pegnant and after a month, no other intercourse, I would say its about the same probability as the coffe cup analogy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heavy bleeding after taking emergency contraception?

Is it normal to have heavy bleeding after taking emergency contraception?

It can happen: Emergency contraception can change your next period--it can come early, or be delayed. It might be heavier, but there are other causes of heavy bleeding including stds that should be checked to be sure. If you had unprotected sex and thus a risk of stds, you should get a check. ...Read more

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Fished period last friday. Have taken ecp twice since and I'm currently bleeding midway through cycle. Possibility of being pregnant?

Fished period last friday. Have taken ecp twice since and I'm currently bleeding midway through cycle. Possibility of being pregnant?

If you finished: Your last period one week ago the chance of you being pregannt now is nearly zero, unless you were already pregnant and the bleeding was not a period. ...Read more

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Took ecp last day period. Had withdrawal bleeding 3 days later. When next period? 1 day late. Took pt 5 days b4 this expected period said not preg.

Repeat the test: Repeat the test. If still negative you are good. I notice you are already on birth control nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). There is no reason to take emergency birth control while already on birth control pills. It does not do anything except mess up your menstrual cycle. Just take your birth control as directed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

Is there a way to determine the conception date, if you had bleeding twice in one month? One possibly due to taking a emergency contraception pill.

By sonogram: A pregnancy can be dated by using the last menstrual cycle. If that date is unknown a sonogram can be done to determine how far along you are. Then Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more

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I took ecp last day of period. Bleeding 3 days later. Heavier than spotting lighter than period. Lasted for 4 days. When is my next period? 27 day cyc

Can not tell you: With certainty as emergency contraceptives may cause period to be early or late (or it may be on time). ...Read more

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I have a light pink spotting 10 days after my unprotected intercourse and 8 days after I have taken the ECP. Could this be implantation bleeding?

I have a light pink spotting 10 days after my unprotected intercourse and 8 days after I have taken the ECP. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleedin: As it is 8 days after emergency contraception and you used it within 48 hours of intercourse, this may be your period starting early. I would do a home pregnancy test to determine whether you are pregnant, however if you took the EPC when you said you did, you should not be pregnant. ...Read more

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I had sex on 5th day of period ejaculated inside my bleeding stopped. I took ECP, s and after six days bleeding occurred. When next period will start?

I had sex on 5th day of period ejaculated inside my bleeding stopped. I took ECP, s and after six days bleeding occurred. When next period will start?

Unprotected?: If so, why? Do a home pregnancy test and consider the following: always use 2 methods of protection- birthcontrol and barrier/spermicidal products: condoms, spermicidal foam, gel, vaginal suppositorys (eggs) spong and oral contracrptives. If you are old enough to have intercourse, you are old enough to protect yourself. ...Read more

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Took ecp last day of period. Bleeding 4 days later. Took pt before expected period and negative. Late for period so took another pt and neg. Pregnant?

Took ecp last day of period. Bleeding 4 days later. Took pt before expected period and negative. Late for period so took another pt and neg. Pregnant?

Plan B effect: Plan b is essentially taking a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns in your body to delay or present ovulation. An abnormal period afterwards is not surprising. A pregnancy test should be done 14 days after plan b. The test is accurate at that point. Start birth control to prevent another scare. ...Read more

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