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Took a morning after pill when I was on my period and now I'm more than a week late

By Anonymous August 21, 2014 - 3:26am
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I know it sounds disgusting but I'm in a long distance relationship and me and my boyfriend do not see each other often. This time when we saw each other I was on and we had sex (please no judging) I took a morning after pill to be on the safe side and now I'm more than a week late on my period. Could this be the reason? And I've also been taking part in a lot in hardcore gym sessions. Could that also be related to my lateness? Thanks in advance

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Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for coming to us with your concern. We do not judge. Our goal is to offer information.

It was not necessary to take an emergency contraceptive if you were having your period. This action is most likely the reason why your period is late.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by four hormones: estrogen, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and progesterone. Each has a role.

If no pregnancy occurs, the levels of progesterone fall and this along with the decreasing amount of estrogen, helps the built up lining of the uterus to separate and for menstruation to begin.

Thus, you cannot become pregnant when you have unprotected sexual intercourse during your period.

Emergency contraception pills work by keeping a woman's ovary from releasing an egg for longer than usual. Most contain levonorgestrel, which is in a class of medications called progestins. It is a synthetic form of progesterone.

Anonymous, it may take a month or two for your menstrual cycle to return to normal. Also, excessive amounts of exercising can delay the start of your period.

Hope this information is helpful.


August 21, 2014 - 8:55am
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