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Emergency Contraceptive and Late Period

By July 10, 2010 - 3:48pm
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I was having regular 29 day cycles. However, I was stupidly drunk one night and had protected sex 4 days before my expected period (May 21), and the condom slipped inside of me. I'm not sure when it slipped, but there was some cum in the condom when I took it out. (It was also my first time having sex.) Within 12 hours, I took an emergency contraceptive (Next Choice) and took the two pills at the same time as I was told to do. I started what I believe to be my period 9 days after taking the pills, and 5 days later than I expected my period (May 31). It lasted for about 6 or 7 days, the usual length of my periods.

I am now concerned that I may be pregnant because I haven't had a period yet. It is now July 10, which is about 40 days after I had a "period" following the pills. I thought because I had a period that I was in the clear, but I've done some reading and realize that isn't always the case. Is it normal to be this late on the second period after taking emergency contraceptive? I'm not sure if it's a side effect of the pill or not. Just recently I've noticed bloating, so I don't know if I'm being paranoid.

I plan on taking a pregnancy test, but I'm incredibly nervous. I have never wanted my period so badly in my life!

Can anyone offer any information or similar situations? What is the likelihood that I could be pregnant?

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I had unprotected sex november 13. He ejaculated in me twice but some came out. I took an emergency contraception pill a couple hours later. Its been 11 days since the sex . i have had nausea but only a couple days no vomit, strong lower back pains that kept me up for 2 nights, my stomach was hurting at the bottom and on the left side. I am always sleepy like i never get enough of it. My mood swings jump but im kinda always like that. I have had irregular periods but in the past month they have been normal and shorter. I think i was ovulating when we had sex. Should i wait till December for a period or take a pregnancy test?

November 24, 2015 - 12:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

I had sex the February 17 and I took emergency contraceptive on the February 18. My period is 2 weeks late, I took a pregnancy test and shows negative. I am having cramps, but no period. I am a bit confuse.

March 25, 2015 - 7:35am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Did your period come because the samething is happening to me and I'm worried

December 29, 2015 - 5:12am
EmpowHER Guest

I has sex February 17 and took emergency contraceptive February 18 and now my period is almost 2 weeks late. I have been having cramps from before the my period due day right up until now. I also took a pregnancy test but its negative. Right now I am so confuse.

March 25, 2015 - 6:31am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi, I took the EC too last october 31. i had sex october 30 just RIGHT after my period ended, after a week (Nov. 6) I started bleeding/spotting it lasted around 4 days. its now december 3 and I still havent gotten my period :( I'm realllyy stressing out and im just so scared. But right now i have the signs of getting my period like heavy breasts, a little bloating, and a little cramps. I dont feel any nausea or anything. I'm too scared to take the pregnancy test. help please.

December 3, 2010 - 9:03pm
(reply to Anonymous)

EC can cause a delay in your period by a week, and it sounds like you are having period-like symptoms....just in time for your period to begin around this time.

December 5, 2010 - 8:08am
EmpowHER Guest

Thanks for the feedback! I was just about to do an HPT, but it is no longer needed. I'm happy to share that I started my period today!

July 12, 2010 - 11:23am

You are right: emergency contraception can cause an irregular period for a cycle or two. The best thing to do is take a home pregnancy test, but it is most likely negative, as the bleeding you experienced after taking emergency contraception was most likely a period. EC can cause some breakthrough bleeding, but this does not usually last 6-7 days. Take a test to confirm that you are not pregnant, and please let us know what the results are!

Lastly, please know that If there was "cum" inside the condom, then he did ejaculate. We can talk about this further if you would like, too!

July 11, 2010 - 6:19am

I'm not sure if this is important or not, but I forgot to mention that the guy did not ejaculate. He pulled out so we could change the condom, but we didn't even go through with it because we noticed the condom had slipped off inside of me. However, as I mentioned in my original post, there was a little cum in the condom. It gave us both a scare, so we just stopped there.

July 10, 2010 - 4:36pm
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