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My period is late after taking Postinor 2

By January 20, 2017 - 8:10pm
 
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Hello,
I was on my 6th day of my cycle (just finishing my period). The condom split so I took the first tablet of postinor2 2 hours later (1am). We then had unprotected sex 6 hours later (7am). I took the 2nd postinor tablet 3 hours later(10am).
8 days later I had heavy bleeding lasting 4 days. Firstly, is this a sign that postinor worked?
Since then i have had no sign of my period.
In the last 2 weeks (aboit 22nd day of cycle) I have had the flu and been unwell. This has all made me quite anxious.
My period cycle is quite irregular.
Thanks for your help in advance

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Anonymous

Please I just wanted to know if it takes up to 5 day delay after taking postinor 2. I v done d urine test twice but tested negative and I was supposed to see my period on the 11th since I c a 30/31 days cycle. Last month I took postinor after my last cycle n saw my period a week after for two days now it's already 16th and I'm yet to see my period

August 16, 2017 - 12:04pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi,

Emergency contraception can cause irregularity; a delay of 5 days (or more) is certainly possible. Some women will get their period on time, others will not. It's recommended to test for pregnancy if you have not gotten your period within a week of the expected time.

Helena

August 16, 2017 - 12:39pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Hi..i took postinor 2 last june 30..and got my period on the 13th of july.. but it was spotting for 3 days and becomes moderate on yhe 4th day..heavy on the 5th day..and moderate agaun on the 6th day..im expecting my period this august 10..it doesnt come..already done a preg.test it turned out negative..am i pregnant or no??

August 17, 2017 - 11:12am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi,

You had a period in July, so unless you had unprotected sex since then, you wouldn't be pregnant, which your test has indicated. ECP can cause irregularity.

Helena

August 17, 2017 - 1:52pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Hi helena.. i took pregnancy test again its negative again..im still freaking out and over thinking now.. what if my period doesnt still come this month?? Do i have to worry??

August 21, 2017 - 5:03am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again,

I have helped you all that I can. It's up to you to believe your test results or not.

Helena

August 21, 2017 - 4:12pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Thanks for answering my queries.. can i take bc pills now to regulate my period even i dont have my period yet?? Thanks again

August 18, 2017 - 5:32am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again.

Are you on the pill? If so, you should be taking them as usual, unless your doctor says otherwise. If you are not on the pill, check with your doctor about when you should begin.

Helena

August 18, 2017 - 11:33am
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Anonymous

Good day ..i had sex a few days after seeing my periods which was the 31st of july and i took the tab on the 2nd of july within 48 hours on the 7th i experienced bleeding heavily with plenty clots and then it eased up during the day then turned brown and this happened for 4 days and each day i had a bit of bright red flow coming out then it stopped after that i took a pregnancy test which came back negative which was 14 days after having sex and i still experience lower abdominal pain nd slight sensitivity in my nipples ..and sometimes i would have white discharge like snot .. i am a bit confused as i don't understand what is happening with my body anymore ..please reply

August 15, 2017 - 10:04am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi,

Did you read about the possible side effects of taking the pill? This info should accompany the medication. Cramping, spotting or withdrawal bleeding are common. What you had was withdrawal bleeding, which is a menstrual bleed that you get 2-7 days after taking ECP where endometrium is shed off reducing any chances of an implantation and preventing pregnancy. ECP can cause irregularity in your cycle, so just be aware of this if your next period is early or late, or there is a change in flow.

Helena

August 15, 2017 - 11:13am
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