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When will my period come?

By November 11, 2016 - 5:05pm
 
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Hi Empowher Community,
Under some instances, I had to take 2 emergency contraceptive pills this cycle. After a week since taking the pills, I started getting some breakthrough bleeding which was very much like a period. I don't think it was my period though because I asked some nurses and they told me it was my withdrawal bleed.
They told me to test for pregnancy at 3 weeks time and it has been negative. I'm meant to be getting my period about now, but its now two days late. I tested and it was all negative. Right now, my current cervical mucus is very dry but the week before the cervical mucus was gummy and a week back it was watery.

What is happening to my uterus? I am anxious cause I would really like the period to come and I hope that by taking the emergency contraceptive pill that this hasn't affected me for the long term.

Can anyone shed some light?
Thank you.

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Hell Kazzie23,

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHer!
I don't think you will have any serious long term issues from using the emergency contraception. However, it should be used with caution and only in emergencies, never as a form of birth control. It can cause your cycle to be irregular and that's most likely what is happening to you.

Here is a great article from the EmpowHER community with facts about ECP. http://www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/facts-about-emergency-contraceptive-pills?page=0,1

We also have a whole section in EmpowHER on birth control, I hope you will spend some time there and find one that's right for you.

http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/birth-control-center

I hope I have helped you?
Best,
Helena

November 13, 2016 - 7:05am
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