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Cramping since yesterday

By Anonymous November 15, 2014 - 4:29am
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So, here's my story. I am 18 yrs old.
I got my periods 29th september and it lasted for five days. Then I had unprotected sex on October 7th and took ipill within an hour and then again got my periods on 17th October. It was brown during the first two days then got heavy bleedibg with blood clots the next day.
I again had unprotected sex (I know it's very silly of me) on 2nd November and again took ipill within one hour with a fruit drink. And today's 15th nov and I'm having weird cramps since yesterday. I have been burping a lot lately. And there's a little watery discharge. And I have slightly painful breasts from 8th october. So, am I PMSing or something else?? Please help! :(

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Hi sharon66,

Glad to hear your period came this morning. Slightly tender breasts are a normal symptom of periods. It should subside by the end of your period. However, if they start hurting or it gets a lot worse, it would be a good idea to consult your doctor.


November 16, 2014 - 5:21pm
(reply to Erin Kennedy)

Thank you so much :)

November 17, 2014 - 1:25am

Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! Anytime you take emergency contraception, it will most likely upset your menstrual cycle and make it a bit irregular. Common symptoms of emergency contraception include cramping, nausea, bloating, and changes to your menstrual cycle.

Since you have taken emergency contraception a few times, it is very likely that the cramping is a side effect of that. Emergency contraception is effective and can help protect against unwanted pregnancy, but I must warn you, it should not be used as your normal form of birth control.

If you are having sex and do not want to become pregnant, I highly suggest using protection like a condom or getting on some form of birth control. It will reduce the need to use emergency contraception (which can mess up your menstrual cycle) and provide much greater protection against pregnancy.

If your cramping continues for a long time and gets worse, I suggest visiting your doctor.

I hope this has helped! Please let me know if you have further questions.


November 15, 2014 - 4:18pm
(reply to Erin Kennedy)

Thank you for this information.
I got my periods thid morning.
I still have slightlt tender breasts. Will it subside by the end of my period? Or should I see a doctor?

November 16, 2014 - 6:17am
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