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How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

How normal would it be for period to be late after taking the morning after pill?

Possible: It is possible to be late or to be pregnant. 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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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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Does the morning after pill make your second period late? By how much? I took it bc I was on 18 month expired brp? Was I fully protected?

Does the morning after pill make your second period late? By how much? I took it bc I was on 18 month expired brp? Was I fully protected?

YES: You shoul dbe protected and yes, you will probably have irregular cycles for 4-8 weeks. I suggest a refill on BC pills, condoms and contraceptive spermicidal foam or gel. ...Read more

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If you taken the morning after pill once in november&once in january, can that make your period late for your period that is suspost to come in jan?

If you taken the morning after pill once in november&once in january, can that make your period late for your period that is suspost to come in jan?

Morning after: The morning after pill causes temporary cycle disruption by inhibiting or delaying ovulation. It is common to have some irregular bleeding after. If you took this in January this should have no effect on your cycles 4 months later in May. ...Read more

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Is it usual for morning after pill to make your second period late since there's a lot of hormones? I'm late and worried!

Is it usual for morning after pill to make your second period late since there's a lot of hormones? I'm late and worried!

Morning after pill: The morning after pill is a very large dose of hormones to force your body not to implant.
The result of that is that your body is hormonally imbalanced for a while.
If you are late take a pregnancy test, but it is not uncommon to be of schedule after those pills. ...Read more

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My late period was on february 9 and I'm late by 5 days should I be worried? 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 worried? 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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I had sex on 19/09 I was on period, I took morning after pill on 20/09. Now period late, did pregnant test negative, but im getting pregnant symptons.

I had sex on 19/09 I was on period, I took morning after pill on 20/09. Now period late, did pregnant test negative, but im getting pregnant symptons.

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Sex on dec 9th, morning after pill on the 10th. 3 day bleeding from 16th. Late period, negative preg. Test today, sore breasts? Could i be pregnant?

Sex on dec 9th, morning after pill on the 10th. 3 day bleeding from 16th.  Late period, negative preg. Test today, sore breasts? Could i be pregnant?

This could be: Med side effect. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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My gf and I had sex on her 5 day, condom broke, took morning after pill, now late period, no vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy test is she pregnan?

My gf and I had sex on her 5 day, condom broke, took morning after pill, now late period, no vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy test is she pregnan?

Probably not: If she took Plan B as directed, she is probably not pregnant, and the medication may interfere with her cycle this month. Wait to test again until at least 7 days after the expected start of her menstrual cycle. ...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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Would ur period be late if you took the morning after pill once in november and once in january again?

Would ur period be late if you took the morning after pill once in november and once in january again?

Yes.: Taking the "morning after pill" is like a high dose birth control .... Therefore, this can interfere with your "normal" cycles. Taking two morning after pills so close together could make your periods late or irregular. It may take a few months for things to become normal again. You should talk to your dr about birth control options! :). ...Read more

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I took a morning after pill 2 days after intercourse, my period is 2-3 days late? Is this common after taking the morning after pill.

I took a morning after pill 2 days after intercourse, my period is 2-3 days late? Is this common after taking the morning after pill.

Morning after pill: The morning after pill can cause alterations in your cycle. Unfortunately, it is not 100 percent effective even if you took it properly. I would recommend a pregnancy test and follow up with your gyn. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill norlevo twice in one cycle. How late can my period be because of this?

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I took the morning after pill norlevo twice in one cycle. How late can my period be because of this?

Depends: Norlevo can delay your period, but so can just physiologic/psychologic stress. Take a pregnancy test at 2 weeks after the latest episode to be sure. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill 23 hours after protected sex but now 2 weeks after My period is 2 days late. Could the pill have failed?

Very unlikely: It's unlikely to become pregnant after proper use of the morning-after pill, but it's possible (< 1% chance). The morning-after pill is known to throw off the menstrual cycle a bit and can cause your next period to come a bit early or a bit late which is the more likely cause.

Still, a home urine pregnancy test is an inexpensive and very easy way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill about a month ago. My period is now a week late but I am experiencing a pink thick sticky discharge. Is this normal?

I took the morning after pill about a month ago. My period is now a week late but I am experiencing a pink thick sticky discharge. Is this normal?

Maybe but: Check a pg test. The morning after pill is not 100% effective (nothing is but abstinence or surgical sterilization). It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period after Plan B. Consider repeating it again, if negative in a week to be safe. If your next period is also abnormal, see a doc. If you had unprotected sex, the possibility of an infection exists ...Read more

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Is there a method or pill like the morning after pill that wprks longer than just the morning after? I'm 2 months late on my period and can't afford an abortion.

Is there a method or pill like the morning after pill that wprks longer than just the morning after? I'm 2 months late on my period and can't afford an abortion.

Some : Some doctors can offer the abortion pill which can terminate a pregancy within 9 weeks. The abortion pill can cause much discomfort to a woman, heavy bleeding, nausea and hormonal changes. Not all doctors offer this treatment, but it is out there. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill I think my periods late. I'm worried is this normal I feel like my period is coming though?

I took the morning after pill I think my periods late. I'm worried is this normal I feel like my period is coming though?

It sounds like: It's a little late. Pregnancy chance is very low but check a pregnancy test if concerned. I'm sure it's fine but good luck. ...Read more

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I had sex one day before my period and took the morning after pill the same day, now I am 2 days late. Should i be concerned?

I had sex one day before my period and took the morning after pill the same day, now I am 2 days late. Should i be concerned?

No.: If the unprotected sex was truly one day before your period was due, your risk of pregnancy at that time is quite low. You were wise to use ec, however. But using emergency contraception, basically a big dose of hormones, almost always throws off the timing of your next cycle. Ride this out, cycles should return to normal. If not see your doc. ...Read more

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Had sex with condom, no pills, 1-2 days before period. Took morning-after pill just in case 32 hours later, now I'm late 5 days. Is that normal?

Had sex with condom, no pills, 1-2 days before period. Took morning-after pill just in case 32 hours later, now I'm late 5 days. Is that normal?

Condoms work: You don't get pregnant after ovulation. You get pregnant from sperm before ovulation. You don't get pregnant when there is no sperm. Condoms work. They are a very effective form of contraception. Why would anyone think they needed emergency contraception in this scenario? Plan B will now change your menstrual cycle for up to two months. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with my boyfriend Wednesday. I took the morning after pill 18 and a half hours later. My period is 3 days late. What are the chances?

Unprotected sex with my boyfriend Wednesday. I took the morning after pill 18 and a half hours later. My period is 3 days late. What are the chances?

Unlikely: It sounds like you had intercourse very close to your expected period time and you took Plan B at a good time, so it is unlikely but not impossible. Wait a few more days and if no period then perform a pregnancy test ...Read more

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I had to take the morning after pill on the 22nd of may I had sex on the 19th bleed on the 29th now I'm 6 days late how bad does it affect ur period?

I had to take the morning after pill on the 22nd of may I had sex on the 19th bleed on the 29th now I'm 6 days late how bad does it affect ur period?

See your provider: When you take the morning after pill, it is Progesterone and kind of flushes your lining and brings on a period. This can effect the timing of your next period. Please see your provider to discuss a better method of birth control. And do a first morning pregnancy test just to be sure. Morning after pill is not 100% effective ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 3 days after I started the mini pill and a week later I was meant 2 have period but im 5 days late I took the morning after pill?

I had unprotected sex 3 days after I started the mini pill and a week later I was meant 2 have period but im 5 days late I took the morning after pill?

Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but missed periods for females almost always warrant a pregnancy test. Spotting can also mean hormonal changes which may be natural as you age, or related to a number of other factors, including stress, nutritional variation, anemia, etc. Recommend you visit an MD clinic to be checked out. ...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