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My period is late after taking the morning after pill

By Anonymous February 12, 2011 - 5:12am
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Alright, this is all new to me. This is my only source, i cant go to the doctor because im only 17, and i always go to the doctor with my mum. If i went without her she would be suspicious, and ask a million questions. Plus, she doesnt even know i've had sex. I really need help.
On January 2, my boyfriend and i had sex unprotected for the first time ever, i was quite literally shocked and scared. The next morning i took the morning after pill - this was my first ever time taking it. About 4 - 5 days later i started bleeding which lasted about 4 days, (i also got cramping, which i have never before experienced with a period). My period date is usually between the 19 - 23rd of the month, in December my period came as usual. Only, its now the 12th of February and there is no sign of a period. Im starting to really stress. I have taken a home pregnancy test, in which came back negative. But the stress is starting to take over me. i cant sleep at night, this is all i can think about, plus im not eating properly. Please help me to atleast feel reassured.

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Hi, can someone please help. I had sex on the last day of my period. I had basically no - slight spotting left till then. I took the morning and after pill within 2 hours of intercourse and bled after 8 days of the pill. I got my period exact on time on the 11th January with normal bleeding. However since that period my second period is 3 days late with a negative pregnancy test. Can someone please advise why I am late on my second period? Can I still be pregnant?

February 13, 2017 - 4:53am
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Hello Tina1200,

Welcome again to EmpowHER. Your second period might be late because you took an emergency contraceptive last month. I cannot say for certain. If your period is late by more than a week, consider speaking with your gynecologist about it.


February 13, 2017 - 9:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hey ! Iwant some help
I had unprotected sex on 16th feb and took ecp within 48 hours ,
Was expecting my periods on 28th feb but haven't got them yet !
can't do pregnancy test at home due to some reasons ! Is there any chance that pill didn't work?? And i am pregnant

March 3, 2017 - 10:08am
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Hi I've been on birth control pills (diane ) for the last 3 years and the last two weeks I have been taking it correctly. From Monday to Wednesday last week I took two pills every night and on Wednesday night I lost my virginity. The first penetration was without a condom but there after with one. There was no enjactulation at all. I bled for two days after that. The next day around mid day i took a morning after pill( escapelle ) and at night I took two more birth control pills. The day after that I started on my dummy pills for my period and it's been 3 days but nothing yet. I've been getting cramps and pains in my abdomen. Please help

February 5, 2017 - 3:53pm
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My period was on Jan 11-15 and I had unprotected sex on Jan 21 and 22 which is probably the time when I was ovulating. I took tyhe morning after pill after 30 hours and now I am frequently peeing and my nipples are a bit tender. Am I pregnant? My period is due on Feb 8 and I'm so worried right now.

February 5, 2017 - 3:46am
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My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex where he did ejaculate inside of me twice on the 17th and 18th of January. I took the pill leas than 24 hours later. My period was suppose to hit January 27. It's not February 3rd and nothing. I have experienced depression, mood swings, vaginal discharge since then. I took a pregnancy test several days ago and it came up negative. Any advice?

February 3, 2017 - 9:02am
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I and my gf had sex with condom.I ejaculate in condom.Then also we had sex.After sometime we did it only once without condom.She had taken econ but after some days she had irregular bleeding and again after 10 days.But after the last bleeding she is not having her period for more than one month.please help me.

February 3, 2017 - 1:53am
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Me and my boyfriend had sex 2 days before my ovulation. No condom, just withdrawal method. I took Nordette as ECP after 12 hours. 5-6 days after taking nordette, I experienced bleeding and slight cramps. That was almost 2 weeks ago. I'm supposed to have my period today and no sign of it. Also, I think I am akready experiencing morning sickness. Could my period be late because of nordette? If not, what are the chances that I have a baby in my tummy now?

January 31, 2017 - 8:00am
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Hey girls,
So I had protected sex (until the Condom broke) on the 18th of December the day my period finished but the condom split and my boyfriend pulled out but didn't ejaculate. I was really worried so I took the morning after pill 8 hours after. I started experiencing spotting a day or two after taking the pill which lasted for two days. I started getting vaginal discharge lately and I cramp every now and then but they are light cramping. My period usually lasts 2-3 days and was meant to come on the 12th of January but it hasn't come. I'm really scared , I don't know if the pill failed or not because I always see girls saying that if you get bleeding after you take the pilll then it has worked but I didn't bleed just had spotting. Someone help!

January 13, 2017 - 8:54pm
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Hello everyone! I'm raquel, I am actually curious now if what am experiencing is the withdrawal bleeding or my period. Had my last period Nov. 21- 24, 2016 we had sex of November 30, and took Nordette Dec. 2 at around 7pm and Dec. 3 7am 2nd dose, I had the withdrawal bleeding Dec 9-11. So I was also expecting my period at around Dec. 19-24, however it did not come so I thought it might get delayed because of the nordette I took. Dec. 27 we did it again but this time condom and withdrawal but to make sure I took another dose of nordette Dec. 28, 3am & 2nd dose 3pm.. I was nervous because did not feel any side effects after, But January 04 -06,2017 was able to feel some side effects such as abdominal cramps, felt like vomiting so I thought it must be my period, but January 09 no bleeding at all so I was worried that I might be pregnant so I decided to have a PT yesterday but then I started to bleed at around 2pm of January 12, and now I'm not sure if its my period or withdrawal bleeding, but looks like my period,, when can I actually have the pregnancy test just to make sure that I am not pregnant at all.. thanks...

January 12, 2017 - 5:40pm
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