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My periods are late

By February 4, 2020 - 5:09am
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I have due date of 18jan and my periods didnt came till now on 4th feb (i.e.my periods are 13_14 days late)
and I had sex last week on 30th jan and condom broke during sex so i had an emergency contraceptive pill sudden after sex.when would i expect my periods and withdrawal bleeding .

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HERWriter Guide

Hello clarky

Thank you for writing.

Emergency contraception can and often does delay the menstrual cycle due to the large surge in hormones. It is 95% effective against pregnancy if taken with 24 hours of sex. There is no date you can expect it. When delayed by EC, it can take up to a month to get your period.

However, since your period was due on Jan 18th and you had sex on the 30th, it's a good idea to take a pregnancy test to rule it out. A test would be accurate by now. If negative, it may be another week or two before your period comes, due to taking emergency contraception. Take a test now, to rule out pregnancy.


February 4, 2020 - 3:37pm
(reply to SusanC)

Dear ma'am my due date was on 18th jan and i had sex on jan 30th and even if i dont have sex on jan 30th .My periods was already late 12_13 days. I just want to know why my periods are so late 12_13 days in first case and and on 30th jan i.e.14th day i had sex and take emergency contraceptive does it effect my periods ?
And what are chances of me being pregnant ?

February 5, 2020 - 7:01am
HERWriter Guide (reply to clarky)

Hello again

We cannot tell you why your period is late since it was due on Jan 18th. It may be a hormonal imbalance or it may be due to pregnancy if you had unprotected sex in early January or late December.
January 30th is not the 14th day of your cycle if you did not get a period in January.

We cannot tell people their pregnancy risk to the extent you would like. You have to take a pregnancy test. If you called your doctor about this issue, they would also tell you to take a pregnancy test, even if you don't think you could have gotten pregnant in December or January.

Until you rule out pregnancy, we cannot help you. Take a pregnancy test.


February 5, 2020 - 2:20pm
(reply to SusanC)

Mam i had last sex on august 2019 and after that i had regular periods till dec now in jan periods dont show up on time and here i was talking about the number of days after due date which is supposed to be 18th jan . Its been 12_14 days past on 29th jan and period dont show up. After that i had sex on 30th jan this year and had emergency contraceptive after that.Now its 6th feb and my periods are 21 days late from due date and its also been a week i had sex and emergency pill.

Iam afraid as its a week i had pill and nothing happen no periods no bleeding and it was impossible for me to buy pregn. Test here in my area.

February 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to clarky)

Hello again

I'm not sure why you can buy emergency contraception and not a pregnancy test but there isn't any more we can tell you. I understand your situation but there isn't more a website can do. We are limited in how much information we can offer based your own personal situation. We cannot tell anyone why they are not getting their period or whether or not they are pregnant.


February 6, 2020 - 4:54pm
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