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menstrual cramps

By October 28, 2018 - 4:47am
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My last cycle was 31 days, and my period came up on the 2nd of october.I observed cervical mucus and noticed the egg white on the 15th and 16th. On d 20th it was white and lumpy and I slept with my partner that evening, took postinor 2 abt 25 hrs afterwards and the second dose as directed. I started having cramps on the d 22nd at the pelvic region almost like premenstrual cramps. Then 28th I noticed brown spotting. I have been having back pains more on d lower side. No sore or tender breasts like previous premenstrual syndrome. Could I be reacting to the pill or I might be pregnant or I might be coming down with something else? I took a pregnancy test, I know it's early, and it's negative. Thanks.

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Hello again, HerbNwaka. Thank you for writing today.

We have helped you on this subject before. Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective when taken within 72 hours. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It will not end a pregnancy already in place. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle.

Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected a date, a pregnancy test is advised. Periods can often be delayed or longer or shorter as a result of taking ECP. They should get back to normal by the second cycle. However, this can vary and we cannot predict what each woman's experience will be with ECP.



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