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By March 27, 2015 - 6:57am
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Is it possible for one to bleed after taking p2 pills and you had an earlier pregnancy that you din't know of?

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Hello emillythong,

No, Postinor 2 and all the other emergency contraceptives prevent pregnancy but do not terminate or end an existing pregnancy.

An emergency contraceptive works in two ways, depending on the time in the menstrual cycle. It works by preventing ovulation. Or, it will alter the cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to get to the egg and fertilize it.

Withdrawal bleeding caused by the emergency contraceptive means it prevented a pregnancy from happening.

I hope this answers your question.


March 27, 2015 - 8:09am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes it does thank you

March 27, 2015 - 8:31am
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