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When should I be expecting my periods after taking the second EC four days before my period?

By Anonymous May 13, 2018 - 12:49am
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My partner and I had oral sex on the 30th of March. As it was our first time, we got worried and I took an I-pill (1.5 mg Levonorgestrel). That month, I got my periods two days late on 11th April. After this, we again has oral sex on 8th May, which is four days before my supposed period. This time we had a feeling that some semen may have reached my vagina, although it is unlikely, as we were safe. But still worried, I took one Unwanted 72 (1.5 mg Levonorgestrel). Now, it is 13th May, and I still haven't got my period. I did have mild breast tenderness, diarrhea, and slight abdominal pain like in periods. This is still going on but i am not bleeding. I am two days late as of now, should I be worried? We didn't have sex, just oral and at one time we did penetrate but withdrew due to pain. But the timing was four days before my periods, so isn't it unlikely that I get pregnant? Did the i pill change my ovulation date? Is it bad that I used two different pills for each time?

Also, if I do bleed now, is it the withdrawal bleeding or my periods? If it is withdrawal blood, does it mean I am definitely not pregnant, or am I still in the woods? Should I take a test? I know there are many questions here... but I am very worried, we don't have the capability to be pregnant right now... please help.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

There is a risk of pregnancy when a woman has unprotected sexual intercourse with ejaculation that enters the vagina. You can't get pregnant from oral sex. Taking ECP when not needed will only cause unnecessary side effects.

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 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 a 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. Each woman is different and we cannot predict what each woman's experience will be with ECP.


May 13, 2018 - 5:21am
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