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Missed 4th period after taking take action

By Anonymous April 23, 2017 - 12:49am
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I took the take action contraceptive pill the morning after an accident and started a heavy period a week and a half later (my normal cycle time). I had 3 consistent periods including the first when this happened. I missed my period for March and seem to have symptoms now in April of starting my period around the normal start date. I haven't had sex since the accident 4 months ago. Is this a normal side effect to actually skip a period this far down the line?? I worry something more is going on.

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

If you have had consistent periods, I would not be concerned. Occasionally, periods can be late or early. Stress, hormonal or lifestyle changes can be a cause.


April 23, 2017 - 5:23am
(reply to Helena)

Thanks Helena, so skipping a period completely is still something normal?


April 23, 2017 - 10:27am
Guide (reply to Lola323)

Hi, Lauren.

Normal in the sense that there are more reasons than just being pregnant for a missed period. Stress can cause a late or missed period as well as extreme exercise, weight loss or weight gain, illness or hormonal imbalance to name a few. So, a period can occasional be off even for those with very regular cycles.


April 23, 2017 - 10:53am
(reply to Helena)

Helena, this makes sense. I have been working out a lot lately, I pretty much quit alcohol, and I've increased protein intake. Maybe the mix of these is causing the effect? I'm just still freaked out about not having the one period last month and that this month's near end and I haven't started yet again.

April 24, 2017 - 11:32am
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