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My is my period super late???

By Anonymous July 31, 2017 - 9:54pm
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Don't judge me please. I am 15 and I had protected sex with my partner of 1 year. The condom broke and he semi ejaculated in me. A day after I went with my older sibling to get the pill. There was no plan b so I got the generic version of it (take action). and there has been 1 weird bleeding a week later. i took 3 pregnacy test and all negative. Its been more than 1 month since my last period and I'm really worried!! Here are the time stamps: last perood was June 19th, ended June 23rd, had sex June 26th, took pill June 27th, bleeding July 2 till july 5, expected period july 16-18th, took pregnancy test the 18th (negative), took the next one the 22nd (negative), then took the next one 30th (negative), current date july 31st with no period. please help! Please tell me why my period is not here with negative test!!!

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Hi Anon
Thank you for your post!
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, 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. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each women is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.

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