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Delayed Menstrual Period

By January 20, 2015 - 3:41am
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I had unprotected sex with my fiancee on 4th Jan around 1.30am and she took an emegency contraceptive immediately we were done and had the second dosage at about 7.00pm that evening. By my calculations it must be either 1st or 2nd day after her ovulation(all things been equal). Her last Menstrual period ended on the 22nd December.2014. And even till now she hasn't seen her menses.
Could it be that the EC didn't work? Or the alteration has been caused because we had administered a single pill(not the two pill) on the 25th of Dec when we were not sure if the condom broke or not.

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Thank You Maryann.
I was informed of the trace of the menses yesterday and today there was heavy flow and still heavy. No much pains though. But heavier than before.
Hope all is in other as I have read some of your previous reaponses that there is every possibility of heavy flow so we were prepared for it as she goes to work.

I appreciate you so much.

January 21, 2015 - 1:04pm

Hello Hisbee,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for coming to us with your concern.

If I understand correctly, your girlfriend took a single dose of an emergency contraceptive on December 25, and took the two pills of an emergency contraceptive on January 4.

If so, then the reason she has not had any vaginal bleeding is because she seriously upset the hormonal balance that regulates her menstrual cycle.

There was no need to take an EC on December 25 because she had finished her period on December 22 and it was too early in the new cycle for ovulation.

The synthetic hormone found in emergency contraceptives works by preventing ovulation. Essentially, she over dose by taking an EC twice in a one month menstrual cycle.

She should consider calling her gynecologist or primary care physician for further advice.


January 20, 2015 - 10:22am
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