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Should I be worried about not getting my period on the date I was supposed to after taking ECs?

By October 26, 2010 - 6:11pm
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I was supposed to get my period last Sunday (October 24) and during that day (I did not have my period), we had unprotected sex, but he didn't cum inside. The day before that (Saturday), my boyfriend and I had sex also and we used a condom. On Sunday night, I took ECs during dinner time, then when I was getting ready for bed, I used the bathroom and saw some slight bleeding/spotting. This light spotting happened until Tuesday. Do you think my period is delayed cause of the EC pills? What caused the spotting? Am I pregnant?

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EmpowHER Guest

Thanks, Pat! I finally got my period! The wait was stressful!

October 28, 2010 - 2:33pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Wonderful! And are you now planning to use protection in the future or take other steps so you're always protected? It's really important!

October 28, 2010 - 5:42pm
HERWriter Guide

Hakuna - Did you read the article? What you're experiencing is normal. The listed non-harmful side effects after using EC include late periods and breakthrough bleeding (bleeding or spotting that occurs in-between periods). Please read the article for more information as you may have additional side effects. Hang in there!

October 27, 2010 - 5:23pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have been lightly bleeding/spotting since Sunday night and it's already Thursday, yet still no period. Is 5 days normal after taking emergency contraceptives??? -Hakuna

October 27, 2010 - 3:03pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi hakuna - By EC's I'm going to assume you mean emergency contraception. You will find answers to your questions in this article:

October 26, 2010 - 6:50pm
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