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I used Nordette as an ECP (common here where I live) around 22 hours after "sexual" intercourse. 8 days later I had my withdrawal bleeding but it only lasted under a day. Is that okay?

By Anonymous November 2, 2015 - 9:22am
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My boyfriend and I only rubbed our genitals on each other but he finished on the general area of my vagina (clitoris, labia, pubic region etc). My withdrawal bleeding only lasted for under a day, is that okay? Am I pregnant?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us.

You mention that the withdrawal bleeding lasted for under a day. Did you have spotting? Was there a flow that filled a tampon or sanitary pad? Did this last for a few hours?

Another factor to consider is when in your menstrual cycle did this happen? How soon after your last period ended?

If there was ejaculation and the chance that sperm could have come in contact with your vagina, was this minimal bleeding proof that Nordette was effective and that you are not pregnant. I do not feel confident, so I suggest you talk with either your gynecologist or primary care physician.

Keep us updated.

November 2, 2015 - 10:00am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I forgot to mention that no penetration happened between us. I have never been penetrated my whole life and this is my first sexual encounter.

November 2, 2015 - 4:35pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much for the reply, I really appreciate it. Yes there was a flow of brown discharge. Also I'm not too sure when my last period was. I never tracked it before. What do you mean by spotting?

November 2, 2015 - 3:46pm
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Spotting is just a few spots noted on your underpants.

Brown discharge is usually old blood left in your uterus from your last menstrual period.

Now is a very good time to start tracking your menstrual cycles.
Use a calendar and mark the first day of your period on it. Mark the last day you have a flow.

Do this for a few months, and you will see a pattern of when your period starts. Count the days between the last day of your period to the first day of your next period and this will show you how long your menstrual cycle is.


November 3, 2015 - 9:52am
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