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My ex took the first next choice tablet yesterday, about 69 hours after we had sex. Then took the 2nd tablet 12 hours later as instructed. The next choice brand says take the pills within 72 hours of unprotected sex. She still has not started bleeding.

By September 10, 2012 - 3:29pm
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How long should we expect to wait till she starts to Bleed? Is there a good chance she is pregnant? She wasnt expecting her next cycle till the 21rst of Sept.

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Hello wideopensea 1663,

Your ex should expect to have a normal period within the next month of taking Next Choice. Sometimes, the emergency contraceptive pill can change the length of the monthly menstrual cycle, making the next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual.

Some women find that the hormones in the pill can cause unexpected bleeding, but this is not a common or serious side effect.

If her next period is late beyond one week, she should consider getting a pregnancy test.


September 10, 2012 - 4:46pm
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