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Late periods

By January 31, 2017 - 9:41am
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I had unprotected sex on the 27th of December was the 5th day of my period and had protected sex on the 28th of December and then took Postinor 2. I took the 2nd pill right after 12 hours. I got some bleeding on the 5th of January and it lasted for three days. Was that my period? I was supposed to get my period on the 21st of January and today is the 31st of January and I still didn't get my periods. I have an abdominal pain and cramp as if I will be getting my period but there is no sign of it yet. I have noticed some milky white stringy stuff coming from my vagina too. It smells weird. Am I pregnant?

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Hello Freaked Out,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question if you might be pregnant.

I do not think so.

There was no risk for becoming pregnant when you had unprotected intercourse while still having your period.

The bleeding which started on January 5 was breakthrough or between period bleeding and was caused by taking Postinor 2.

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a reported side effect. Some women start their next period earlier or later than expected, but usually not by more than five days. Flow can be lighter or heavier than normal.

If you are concerned about the strange smell of your vaginal discharge, please speak with your gynecologist.


January 31, 2017 - 9:47am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I'm worried about my period. Do you think I will get it? Because now it's 11 days for today. Is it because I'm pregnant or because of the pill?

January 31, 2017 - 4:42pm
Guide (reply to Freaked Out)

Hello Freaked Out,

Try your best to not worry. I think what you are experiencing is because you took the ECP.


February 1, 2017 - 9:47am
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