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Effectiveness of Day after Pill after Ovulation

By Anonymous April 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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My husband and I had an accident on my ovulation day April 7. I took the pill the following day (so one day after ovulation). I had no immediate side effects however 12 days later (and 2 days after my normal period start date) I started to experience brown/pink spotting, followed by a half day of very light blood, and a few long blood clot looking /hard clear discharge and now experiencing extreme nausea. I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative. I don't have tender breasts or cramping, just a lot of bloating and nausea (I'm on day 2 of these symptoms now). Are these common side effects to have for my first cycle after taking the pill? I've taken the pill a few years ago without these side effects but I also likely took it during a different stage in my cycle. Debating if I need to go see my gyno or let it run its course. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, what eventually happened. I am in the same situation and experiencing the same symptoms with no real periods

May 17, 2017 - 5:05am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to us for advice.

An emergency contraceptive, as you know, is effective in preventing pregnancy by preventing ovulation.

For peace of mind, consider calling and speaking with your gynecologist. The light bleeding with clotting may be a sign the pill worked and you did not become pregnant. The doctor know best.

Keep us updated,

April 24, 2017 - 9:12am
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