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By May 2, 2018 - 5:36am
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Hi, so I had sex today and the condom broke and my calendar says I’m in my ovulation window, it also says tomorrow is my ovulation day. I used to take prostinor 2 before so my cycle is kind of messed up so I don’t know if it’s accurate but I am really scared still. I took prostinor 2 as soon as we were done and I don’t know if it’ll work. I don’t know what to do. Will it work ?

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Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, dizziness, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.
The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.

May 2, 2018 - 3:03pm
(reply to SusanC)

okay so if I had taken it as soon as we finished, chances are that it will do it's work and prevent anything from fertilisating and stop my cycle from ovulation even though I was ovulating already? basically ?

May 2, 2018 - 4:32pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to kmahabir123)

That is correct.

May 3, 2018 - 4:31am
(reply to SusanC)

3 days after I took the pill
I got bleeding that lasted 6 days, the bleeding wasn’t very heavy.
Was that the effect of the pill ? So did it work ?
And if it did will I get my period soon ? Because my calendar says I’m supposed to get my period 2 days ago and I’m late

May 18, 2018 - 4:27am
HERWriter Guide (reply to kmahabir123)

The bleeding three days later is a common side effect and is generally seen as a sign that a pregnancy can't occur.
We can't predict when you will get your period, you will have to wait it out. A pregnancy test would be accurate by now if you want extra reassurance.

May 18, 2018 - 4:39am
(reply to SusanC)

Thank you so much! I have a test, I will take it and see what is says

May 18, 2018 - 4:55am
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