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Should withdrawal bleeding still be expected after 13 days from last dose of nordette as ecp?

By January 22, 2016 - 3:43am
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Last period was Dec 27- 29 and cycle changes monthly between 27 to 30 days. If unprotected sex happen on 8th of Jan. and 1st 4 pill of ecp (nordette) was taken 42 hrs after the deed (9th jan 9pm) and second 4 pills after 12 hrs (10th jan 9am) , should withdrawal bleeding still be expected until today 22nd jan? Few brown spots or discharge and mild cramps happen today and if 30 day cycle is followed, next mestrual period should be 25th.
Is the brown spots considered withdrawal bleeding? Which means effectiveness of ecp? Or chances of pregnancy?

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Hi MariaLeonara

Thanks for your post!

EC affects women in different ways. Many see bleeding 3-7 days after taking it, other seems to have no side effects. It's not really possible to plan your next period because EC can change that date by up to a few weeks.

It sounds like you're getting your period but to know if you're pregnant, you need to take a test. A test is accurate 14-21 days after sex unless you get your period first.

January 22, 2016 - 6:24am
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