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periods delay 10 days

By Anonymous February 3, 2016 - 5:48am
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Hi Mam,

I got my periods on 15 Dec and on 18 I had unprotected intercourse n I took unwanted 72. I had protected sex on 19Dec and 20 dec.. I bled on 25Dec again fr around 4 days .. it was although a light flow..similar to periods but d flow was not heavy.... I had protected sex on 8 9,10 Jan ( any 2 days amongst these I dun remember exactly)... so according to me I should have my periods by 25 Jan to 26 jan .. but today is 3 feb and I haven't got my periods yet... I did pregnancy home kit test on 28th Jan ( it wasn't d frst urine, but it was on a gap of around 6 hrz) it came negative... I got a lil mild abdominal pain around 5 days earlier.. but haven't got my periods yet... I m around 10 days due..... do I need to worry??? wt could be d reasons?
please assist asap

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Let's see if we can sort this out and help you understand why your period is late by 10 days.

An emergency contraceptive pill prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation.

You started your period on December 15. You had unprotected intercourse on December 18.
Were you still having your period then? Taking pill was unnecessary because there was no risk for becoming pregnant- ovulation happened and you were having your period.

The bleeding on December 25 was not a period but breakthrough bleeding (bleeding in between periods).

Anonymous, some women have changes in their menstrual cycles as a side effect of the pill. The next period could start earlier or later than expected. But, usually not by more than five days.

My concern is a hormonal imbalance caused by the pill. I suggest you schedule an appointment with your gynecologist or primary care physician, who can order blood tests and give you an answer.


February 3, 2016 - 9:55am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

no I wasn't bleeding on 18/... it was very very less... like spotting....
I just need to know dat could dyr be any risk of pregnancy???

February 3, 2016 - 10:06am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Before calling your doctor, which I think you need to do, take a home pregnancy test correctly.

Purchase a name brand product. Check the expiration date.
Test in the morning. Use the first urine of the day which is concentrated and gives the most accurate result.

That is the only sure way to know if your period is late because of pregnancy.It is unfair for me to guess.


February 3, 2016 - 10:49am
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