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No Period after Postinor 2

By July 7, 2018 - 10:19am
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Hi there
I've been concerned about my period being late
My partner and I had unprotected sex on the night of the 24th of June and I took the first EC the night of the 25th and the second in the morning (12 hours later, so within 40 hours of having sex)
My expected date is the 8th of July.
It is now the 7th of July (1 week and 5days since I took the pill) and still no sign of my period.
Shouldn't it have come by now?

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Hello, Pupperino. Thank you for writing today.

Emergency contraceptives can disrupt the menstrual cycle, so there is nothing to do but wait.

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. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a regular method of birth control.

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 date, a pregnancy test is advised. Periods can often be delayed or longer/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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