I have a hormone imbalance problem,on December 22 i had my period which lasted until the 29th or so i thought,my bf and i had unprotected sex on the 30th and subsequently after we discovered that i stated to bleed again,i used the 72 hr pill just to make sure i wont get pregnant on the 31st of December and seven days after which was on the 7th January to be be exact i had very heavy bleeding with clots it was very painful and lasted for 10 days,i now feel bloated and getting cramps on my right lower abdomen,im tired more than usual and having wild cravings..is it possible that im pregnant
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You are closer to your ovulation time after finishing with periods, and if you were sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (for a regular menstrual cycle of 28-30 days, the usual fertile days would lie between days 8-18 taking day 1 as first day of bleeding). ECP taken within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse helps to prevent pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after taking it). Withdrawal bleeding occurs within 5-7 days of taking the pill indicating that it has worked (which could be the bleeding that you experienced). Since these pills contain high dosages of hormones, these can affect the hormonal and period pattern causing changes in next periods. Wait and watch for your periods which could be delayed due to the emergency contraceptive use. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods do not start within 10 days or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if you develop any other new symptoms. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Avoid repeat use of ECP.
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