Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Emergency contraceptive fail??

By Anonymous January 17, 2013 - 9:44am
Rate This

hey guys :)
i always have my regular periods during da 19th of every month.and its a 30-day cycle (well calculated ) during my ovulation periods i had unprotected sex ( on the 2nd of next month). on the 4th i took a morning after pill and on the 10th of the very month i had very dark brownish coloured blood discharge. it was light and continued barely for 3 days!! but im not supposed to get my periods before the 19th!!! im still worried. i have VERY tender breasts, back ache and fatigue....wat does dis mean??im officialy PARAnoid!!

Add a Comment3 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

The morning after pill can cause bleeding within days to a week of taking it so this is likely what the bleeding was.

You can take a test anytime now to see if you are pregnant but the pill you took is about 92% accurate so there is a good chance it protected you.Your period may be different this month due to taking the morning after pill since this is also a side effect.



January 17, 2013 - 1:14pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

hey susan :) thankyou so much,but im freaking out more now. i did nt get my periods yet...3days past my due date.. is it normal?? should i be worried?? all my other symptoms like breast tenderness,fatigue,backpain and now currently light abdominal cramps are still here.

January 20, 2013 - 7:05am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

As I said, emergency contraception can affect the next expected period but I think taking a pregnancy test will give you your answer now. Again, your risks are low so bear that in mind!


January 21, 2013 - 1:16pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Menstrual Cycle

Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Menstrual Cycle Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!