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is this normal?

By December 23, 2014 - 7:55pm
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I took Next Choice One Dose even though I had no risk of being pregnant. I just took it for reassurance. and now, 6 days later, ive started a menstrual-like bleeding that's brighth red and just like my period, just a little lighter. this is two weeks before my scheduled period. what's going on?

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December 26, 2014 - 12:12pm

Dear yayajls,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community. Emergency contraception is just that...for emergencies only! The morning after pill is VERY high in hormones and has very strong side effects. You should only use it in a true emergency! An emergency is like having full intercourse without protection and your partner ejaculates inside of you. 

Since you aren't having sex, you can't get pregnant (even if you have semen on your hands) so you shouldn't use these kinds of medication again.

Next Choice One Dose will make you have a period way early (sometimes, it delays the period)-So what you are experiencing is normal. Your period could be irregular for 2-3 cycles after taking it.

yayajls, I urge you to talk to your doctor about sex, the risks and information if you are going to be experimenting sexually. There are a lot of risks and you should be making informed decisions to save yourself from worrying about things.

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December 23, 2014 - 8:59pm
(reply to kristincaliendo)

it helped a lot. thank you very much.

December 23, 2014 - 9:10pm
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