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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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I had sex on the last day of my period. After an hour I took a plan b. In the next 4 days I had a light period for 3 days. My period was expected on 31st march but I'm 5 days late. Am I pregnant? I have Creamy white discharge now a days. I have taken plan b in the past but I never had bleeding or delay in my next expected period.

April 5, 2017 - 5:27am
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I took the EC the day after I had unprotected sex, 3 days later I started bleeding for about 3 days. I got a pregnancy test done so I could get my depo shot and it came back negative, I was wondering because I bled for 3 days will that change my cycle around to start later than usual?

April 3, 2017 - 3:01pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Unless the bleeding happened at the same time your period was due, this was breakthrough bleeding caused by taking an emergency contraceptive.

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a reported side effect but should last only for the next menstrual cycle.

Your next monthly period could start on time, but may start earlier or later than expected. Flow might be lighter or heavier than normal.


April 4, 2017 - 8:13am
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I gave birth to my daughter October 31st of 16, my period returned exactly 6 weeks later! I went on the Heather minipill didn't have period in January, went off of that pill due to the side effects, had a period in February, had sex the day after it ended, took the morning pill 48 hours later, and now no period for march! I have been neasous and my breasts hurt but I am also nursing. What are chances I could be preg.

April 3, 2017 - 12:55pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Hard to say because your hormones may be a little off because of starting and stopping the Heather minipill, and taking the morning after pill.

You could take a home pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you wake up and first use the bathroom. It is concentrated.

If you get a negative result, reach out to your gynecologist.

Keep us updated,

April 4, 2017 - 8:11am
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I feel like I really need some help on this. I have taken no more than 3 EC's in 2 years but never have I had what I currently going through. On January 26, 2017, I had sex with a guy who I had a fling with and we used protection but the condom broke. The following morning within the first 10 hours I took the CVS version of Plan B. I've taken this pill and Plan B before and had no problems with either contraceptive. Days after taking the pill, I had not problems, felt fine, cramped every once in a while and felt like anyone would after this situation. 3 weeks went by and I was starting to get more of the cramps, noticed a small change in how I felt bloated, showing all normal signs of my normal period, getting chills, not eating a lot, ( it's already enough that my period comes really late every month, I've been extremely stressed for a while, and maybe that's why I'm having problems?), and never spotted once. Not even a since of possible implantation spotting. It's been 3 months since I took the pill and I still feel like my body wants to start a period but it won't do anything but cramp, make me feel like I can't eat a lot. I don't feel exhausted, no "out of breathness", just a period with no blood. Although the only thing that's happening is my discharge is sometimes white, sometimes light brown. I know it doesn't help that I haven't taken a pregnancy test and that I need to. But I'm pretty nervous about the possibility of what could happen.

March 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
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I wanted to ask about the likelihood of being pregnant. My boyfriend and I had sex unprotected using the withdrawal method. It was the day that I was supposed to begin my cycle. Even though he was confident that we did everything right, I took Next Choice about two and a half days later. Still no sign of my period, which means that by now I am late by five days. Could stress and the EC pill be delaying, or even making me skip, my period? How soon should I take a pregnancy test to find out?
Thanks in advance.

March 29, 2017 - 5:17pm
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Hello. Your response would mean a lot. I had sex for the first time last 19th of February. The condom slipped off. I didn't take any action because it was my first time and I didn't know what to do. We did it five days before my period so I also thought it was safe. A week later, (feb 28) I had sex again but no ejaculation inside me. After reading articles on the internet, I took plan b the next morning. Just to be safe. I should have had my period by this time but I was late for one week. I experienced bloating, cramping, fatigue, swollen breats, and breast pain. Fortunately, I had bleeding for four days after a week (March 7-10)

Fast forward to March 28, I still experience cramping, breast pain, bloating and other pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible that these are still effects of the pill? I took 5 pregnancy tests and the results are all negative. I am looking forward to your response! Thank you in ad vance!

March 29, 2017 - 8:48am
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Me and my bf had sex February 8th the condom broke so I took an emergency contraception pill not even an hour later. I got my period about a week after on February 15th. But It is now March 28th and my period has not come for this month should I be worried? Or is this normal?

March 28, 2017 - 8:11pm

HI, i want to know the chances of me being pregnant. I've had sex 5 days into my period, still bleeding very lightly - just a bit of spotting. I had intercourse yesterday and my partner used a condom. There was no leakage after we checked but I'm still worried if a condom can leak from the edges? I'm probably worrying over nothing but any answer I would really appreciate thanks

March 25, 2017 - 9:28am
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