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Late period after ECP

By Anonymous August 3, 2017 - 7:36am
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My period was due on the 28th of June. On the 29th I had an encounter with a guy. We did not have sex but he did slip he's penis in once (he did not finish in me) I got my period on the 1st of July (3 days later) and then took the ECP on the 3rd due to the clinic not being open. Anyways, my period was due on the 28th of July but I didn't get it. Tomorrow will make it 4 weeks since I've taken the ECP. Is there a reason why my period is late ?? I took a pregnancy test on the week my period was due and it came back negative. I will be taking another pregnancy test on the 5th of August. I have noticed that this week my cervical mucus was thick/creamy lotion consistency but now to the end of the week it's sort of thinning out/dry (if that helps) I am very anxious and it's affecting my mood as well as my relationship with my family.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Why did you take an emergency contraceptive two days after your period started?

By taking the pill, you upset the normal balance of hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. That is why your period is late.

Please speak with your gynecologist,

August 3, 2017 - 8:46am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I took the ecp because I didn't want to risk the chance of getting pregnant. The nurse said that there was a low risk and that it was unlikely because I was on the second day of my period but she said I could take it anyway because she could see how worried I was.

Hopefully this is the only reason why my period is late.
I checked my period calendar and I had no period in June (it was 3 days late as stated in my initial message) that made my cycle 57 days (5th May and 1st July)
Thank you for putting me at ease for now until I take the pregnancy test tomorrow.

August 3, 2017 - 6:39pm
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