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delay in ovulation caused by the emergency contraception?

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Hello, this is my first time posting so bear with me. All help is much appreciated.

My gf and I have unprotected intercourse on the 16th of May 2014, she last had her period on the 5th-9th May 2014. I did not ejaculate inside her but I had precum. I was only inside her for less than a minute before I withdraw with no ejaculation.
She took Postinor 2 the next afternoon at 2pm ( around 7-8 hours later) and another dose 12 hours apart. She suffered no side effects and experience withdrawal bleeding the following week n 22th May - 25th May 2014.

She has polycystic ovarian syndrome and has a regular 5 week cycle. She experienced spotting and occasional discharge of white stuff (presumably mucus) over the next few weeks until today 19th June 2014 and still have not had her period. Her period was supposed to be due on the 6th June 2014 if it followed her 5 week cycle.

Is it just due to the delay in ovulation caused by the emergency contraception? How likely is she pregnant?


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replied June 18th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A47884
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The ECP taken should have helped her in preventing pregnancy if she has taken it within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse (provided you were not sexually active after she has taken ECP). Wait and watch for her usual periods that may be delayed due to ECP use (ECP contains high dosages of hormones that can disrupt hormonal cycle causing period abnormalities). Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after her periods). She should be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy, and she should avoid repeat use of ECP.
Take care.


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