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Is it normal to have your cycle change within weeks of last period?

By October 7, 2010 - 9:36am
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My period ended about two week ago, now it has started again. Is this normal? How often those this change happen? Do I have anything to worry about? I asked because I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and took the emergency contraception two days after. Could this be a sideeffect?

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Hi Susan, Anon and I (Kennie) are two totally different persons.

I used Postinor2, is it the same as Plan B, if not, are my chances of being pregnant still limited.

Thanks again,

November 5, 2010 - 12:40pm
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i came on my period on oct 31 which i was spotting then the next 2 days i was bleeding then i started spotting again what does that mean ?

November 4, 2010 - 6:59pm

Hello again, i don't really know what is going on, I have been patient since your last comment and still trying to keep patient. It has been more than two weeks since my period was due to begin. I understand that the emergency pill can delay my period and think this is what is happening. My question is 'can my period be late for at lease a month before it starts again? With your advice and also friends, I have been told that this is normal and that stressing over it will continue the delay, so i try not to (eventhough it can be hard at times). I have taken two pregnancy test, the first week after it was due and week 2 also, both showed negative. I am holding off to see the doctor right now, but wanted to know if i should be overly concerned since it has been more than two weeks of no period. Also, i have been having period cramps, and my regular signs whenever my period is near, but still nothing (this is the weird part).

November 3, 2010 - 1:06pm

Remember, it's normal for emergency contraception to throw off your cycle. I think you can trust that pregnancy test (they're usually pretty accurate), as long as you have not put yourself at any further risk for getting pregnant. I know it will ease your thoughts when you finally do get that period, but take heart, you did everything you were supposed to. If you are really concerned, you can call your doctor or go to a clinic to checked out by them.

October 25, 2010 - 11:47am

Hello again, my question now is 'how long or what is the average delayed (the lateness) time for your period to resume?' I have now calculated that my period is about a week late for this month and panic as now set in, because there is the possibility of pregnancy. Upon realizing this i did however took the HCG pregnancy test and the results were negative. But some how, i think that i will feel alot better when my period actually shows up.

October 25, 2010 - 11:43am

Hi Kennie,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHER.
Bleeding in between periods (breakthrough bleeding) is a known side effect of taking emergency contraception. It also can mess up your regular cycle, so your regular period also may be late this month, so you may want to prepare for that. Keep track when you get it, and when next month's comes so you will know what your "new regular" cycle should be. Here is a great article about emergency contraception that may help answer all your questions:
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

October 7, 2010 - 11:50am
(reply to Christine Jeffries)

Ok, so i read the article you sent and now comprehend what is happening. I have not yet seen my period although its due now, but, because of the emergency contraception as i understands it can alter my cycle, i will continue to wait and refrain from panic mood (lol).....thank you for your earlier advice, will let you know the outcome

October 19, 2010 - 2:26pm
(reply to Kennie)

Hi Kennie,
Thanks for the update. You got it. Glad the article helped explain it all for you. That's why we do it! :)
Keep us posted on future developments.

October 19, 2010 - 2:39pm
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