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Missed period

By Anonymous July 25, 2018 - 11:37am
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On 16th of july, i had unprotected sex with my bf. So, i took postinor 2 on 5pm. Then, i was spposed to take 2nd pill on 5am but I forgotten and took it on 11am. My bf asked me to take the 3rd pill after another 12hrs. Which was on 11pm. I haven't gotten my period till then. And i have took a prgncy test but it was negative. & on the 22july, i had anther unprotcted sex & took postinor2.on 23, got prgncy test but negative. Hvnt got period till now. And its alrdy on 25th july. What should i do?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

You are mis-using emergency birth control by using it as a method of birth control, rather than for an emergency, which is what they are for. Use other methods like condoms or the birth control pill.

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, dizziness, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.
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 woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.


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