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Next choice morning after pill, period 10 days late

By January 11, 2016 - 9:10am
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Hey ! I am hoping someone can help me or give me some piece of mind. On December 27th I took next choice morning after pill. I am also taking birth control but I am super paranoid so I wanted to be sure. My period was due January 2nd. It has not arrived yet. I've taken 2 pregnancy tests both were negative. I'm losing my mind over this someone help !

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Hello Becky25xx,

Welcome to EmpowHER. By taking an emergency contraceptive, Next Choice, and continuing to take a daily birth control pill. you have caused a serious hormonal imbalance. Please contact your gynecologist about this today.


January 11, 2016 - 10:30am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Is it serious? Is this what is delaying my period?

January 11, 2016 - 2:44pm
Guide (reply to Becky25xx)

Hi Becky25xx,

Emergency contraceptives contain levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic hormone found in most birth control pills.

Levonorgestrel is in a class of medications called progestins. It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent development of a pregnancy.

Logically, too much will delay ovulation further. That is why I suggest you contact your gynecologist and report what has happened.


January 12, 2016 - 10:03am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much!

January 12, 2016 - 11:00am
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