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Delay in periods after taking iPill
I had my last period on 22nd January,12 it was due by 17th Feb. However, I am yet to have it. I am in a steady relation and the protection that I and my fiance use is condom. However, last I had to take an iPill since on one of the occassions the condom had broken. I wanted to know if this delay is normal post consumption of iPill? Also would like to inform you that I had taken iPill at times in the past but there has not been any significat delay in my periods.


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replied February 25th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A32012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Emergency contraceptive pill helps to prevent pregnancy if taken within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse (provided you were not sexually active after taking it). Withdrawal bleeding occurs within 5-7 days of taking the ECP indicating that it has worked (which may not occur if it is taken close to last periods). Since these pills contain high dosages of hormones, these can affect your hormonal and period pattern causing delay 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, or if you get abnormal bleeding. 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 periods) as condoms are associated with high failures. 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.
Take care.



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