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When is my next period expected to arrive?

By April 4, 2016 - 2:45pm
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My period was from March 5-8. I had unprotected sex on the 13th, and I took only 2 tablets of Nordette as ECP instead of the recommended 8 tablets (I had no more tablets left).

After 5 days, I bled again, from March 19-21. It was red and heavy, like the bleed I would usually get from a period.

Was that a withdrawal bleed? (considering i was only able to take 2 Nordette tablets?) From where should I count my next period, from March 5 or from March 19?

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Hello Mica881,

Thank you for coming to us with your question. I can only say that the heavy bleeding from March 19 to March 21 was caused by taking Nordette. I would not count this as your normal monthly period.

Calculate the due date of your April period based on when you had your period in March (5 to 8).

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a side effect of taking Nordette. This means your April period can start earlier or later than expected. Flow might be lighter or heavier than normal. Generally, the change, that is starting earlier or later, is not more than five days.

Hope this helps,

April 5, 2016 - 5:49am
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