Ella (ulipristal acetate) one emergency contraception taken just shortly after ovulation, period is already 3 days late?

It happens. Ella (ulipristal acetate), (ulipristal acetate) Plan B, and other emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Ella (ulipristal acetate) was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Ella (ulipristal acetate) works most of the time, but not all of the time. Cycles should return to "routine" after the first or second cycle.

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As an overweight woman, what should I do for emergency contraception? Plan B doesn't work for 176lb+; Ella (ulipristal acetate) needs a prescription. Tinyurl. Com/k49gtjj

IUD. if you are within 7 days of unprotected intercourse, see your GYN for an Intrauterine contraceptive device. Using an effective contracetive to prevent unplanned pregnancies is always a better choice. Read more...
Plan b. Plan B is better than nothing and can be obtained right now without a prescription. Speed is probably more important than perfect dosing . For the future be aware that oral contraceptive pills are also less effective in obese women. I recommend talking with your GYN about an IUD or implanon, vs higher dose pill and/ or two methods (add condom). . Read more...

Lower abdomen cramps on and off. My period is 4 days late. Took ella (ulipristal acetate) 10 days ago (after ovulation) and neg pregnancy test today. Pregnancy worries..

Probably from ella (ulipristal acetate) Since your pregnancy test is negative, you are most likely not pregnant. I would recommend to repeat the test in 7 days if you still don't get your period. It is very common to get abnormal or delay in period due to ella (ulipristal acetate). You are likely having cramps due to taking this medication and now it is also offsetting your period. Read more...

I took Ella (ulipristal acetate) on Day 11 of my cycle. I usually ovulate on Day 14 or 15. I am scared that Ella (ulipristal acetate) won't work because its a new product. Can I take Plan B?

No need. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is at least as effective as Plan B which must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected imtercourse. The greater concern is that you get a reliable method of contraception so that this doesn't happen again and use condoms to prevent STDs. . Read more...
Not advised . . . If you took Ella (ulipristal acetate) within 5 days of sex. It prevents pregnancy by suppressing your natural progesterone and delaying ovulation. It is not recommended that you take Plan B too, as that contains progestins which may interfere with the action of Ella (ulipristal acetate). If you had been taking BCP's and missed doses, use alternate protection as well until your next cycle. Neither is recommended for maintenance BC. Read more...

I took Ella on Day 11 of my cycle. I usually ovulate on Day 14/15. I have always used Plan B but never ulipristal acetate. Is this effective?

Ulipristal. Hi, Ella (ulipristal acetate) can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 120hours of sexual activity, depending upon when in the cycle has been taken the rate of success is different, if it's taken prior to surge in hormone LH (usually before day 14th in 28day cycle) then 100% delays the ovulation for 5 days, if taken after LH starts going up then delays the ovulation for 5 days in 78% of cases and if taken during the peak. Read more...

I am on birth control but had unprotected sex 4 days before my ovulation will it work to take the pill ella (ulipristal acetate) to not get pregnant?

Confused. If you are regularly taking the oral contraceptive pill you have a period because of the way the pill works however you do not ovulate. , that is why it prevents pregnancy. Unprotected spec won't cause pregnancy but won't protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Read more...
Not unprotected. If you are on bcp, you did not have unprotected sex. You are more at risk for infection than pregnancy. As long as you take your pills daily, your risk of pregnancy is quite low. Read more...