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missed periods after ECP

By May 10, 2015 - 4:49am
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I had my last period on March 13th. I had sex on 20th March. Just to be sure I am on no trouble I took an emergency contraceptive pill on 21st March. Somewhere around April 6 th I saw brown spotting. And I did not get my periods that month. I did a home pregnancy test on 15th of April once and on 25th of April. Both turned negative. I observed spotting again on 7th of May. But no.periods till now.

Request you to help me about why I haven't got periods? Could I be pregnant? I have no symptoms though! I am totally confused and too stressed. Are those spotting my period?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

A natural side effect of EC is a disrupted period, so it could be due to that.   The only reason you may have become pregnant is if you took the EC incorrectly.  But since the pregnancy tests were negative your period is more likely irregular because of stress of hormonal imbalances.

It is only necessary to have a regular period if you are trying to become pregnant or you have severe negative symptoms related to your cycle such as debilitating pain.  If you wish to have a regular cycle doctors usually suggest you take birth control pills.  The pill give you the necessary hormones to have a regular cycle.


May 10, 2015 - 7:11pm
(reply to fchacon)

Hi, thank u for your thoughts! I can stop worrying now..

May 11, 2015 - 9:05am
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