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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

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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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 worry ? 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 worry ? 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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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

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