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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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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

JJ I think it's time you see a GYN. Base on what you describe there's a very good chance you are pregnant. Good luck

July 7, 2017 - 4:06pm
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Hi there,
I had sex and the condom split. I went straight to the pharmacy and tool the pill 4 hours after. I had a single bleed during sex about 5 days after. And nothing more. My period was due a week ago and I have had pms and light cramps, but no period.
Should I do a test or hold off another while?

May 21, 2017 - 9:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi there!
You are not alone the same is currently happening to me and can I just say I'm just as worried as you must be. My period was due 3 days ago and has not come however I bled once and got PMS symptoms but no period. The pregnancy tests I took came back negative but reading a lot of articles has made me believe this is totally normal and sometimes girls don't get their period for around 2 months!! So please don't worry it's alright I'm in this too, but if you're really worried just go to the doctor or family planning because they won't judge you:)

August 27, 2017 - 7:15pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi, I had unprotected sex on 15th Oct, took ellaone pill 4 days after (this one allows up to 5 days). I normally have my period around now but still no sign of it, my boobs have gone really lumpy especially the right one it is hard to touch which is weird! only had the odd stomach pain and a bit moody but no other symptoms for PMS or pregnancy. took 3 tests but all negative! Dont know what to do.... i regret taking the emergency contraception and secretly hoping it failed :(

October 30, 2017 - 1:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Your case seems very similar to mine. Condom broke on 9th April and I took an E-pill about 4 to 5 hours later. After 4 days I had my withdrawal bleeding that lasted about 3 days. From that point onward all I had was intense stretchy discharge. It looked much like the fertile discharge, but was cream-whitish. My normal period should have come on 3rd May but it didn't come. My period came on 20th May and it looked normal to me, although I have had spotting and cramping a little for the last few days. I am usually irregular so I expected the first period after the pill to be late. I had taken another pill about 3 years ago and my experience so far is if you have withdrawal bleeding you rarely get pregnant. Your period is just late. Don't worry.

May 29, 2017 - 12:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I had the same experience as you. I am married. Condom broke during sex and i immediately took the pill with in an hour. Had the with drawl bleeding six days later that lasted for three days. Now 29 days later no cycle as of yet. I am 44 and to old to have to deal with a pregnancy scare. I am freaking out a tad bit over here. You can respond to JS so I know you are commenting back to me.

August 24, 2017 - 9:42am
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Ok I have a question, ok here the back ground of it, I have my period mostly toward the end and beginning of the month. my last period was April 1-5 and I unprotected sex on the 29th of April I took a morning pill a couple hours within that day toward the night or late afternoon. so anyways my period was to start May 1, but I still haven't got my period is already May 9th and my boyfriend is freaking out. I told him it could a side effect not too sure, but I don't know really should I wait a couple for day, not going to lie I haven't feeling well and I know its too soon to take a test, but I just don't know can some give some advise

May 9, 2017 - 1:40pm
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Hi please help
On April 13, I had sex and the condom broke and maybe an hour later I went to buy take action. One or two days after taking it I noticed a little blood (very faint) that lasted a day and just yesterday (April 26) I got my period but I'm really confused because it's not much blood but enough to wear a pad and this is the second day and it's less blood and I've looked up information and it says I could be pregnant?? Is it true?? Please help i don't know what to do..

April 27, 2017 - 6:16pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a side effect of an emergency contraceptive. The flow of the nest period could be lighter or heavier than normal.

However, this is really a light and short flow.

Consider speaking with your gynecologist, who may order a blood pregnancy test.


April 28, 2017 - 9:38am
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Hi.. just want to ask you. I've in contraceptive pills for almost a year until I decided to stop taking it back in Dec. after I got my period that month. January came and didnt have my period and had so many pregnancy tests at home but al turned to negative until Feb.3 got my period and then had unprotected sex towards the end of the month(i dont remember exactly the date) so I tood the emergency contraceptive right away just few hours after our unprotected sex and after 4days got my period that lasted for 3-4days. Then on March 3 I got my period and again onMarch 10 had unprotected sex and took emergency pills the following day but until now April 12 still not getting my period. Im really stressed out. But im feeling this cramps for almost a week now like my normal pms thing... please advice. Thank you

April 12, 2017 - 2:23am
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