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is this normal after taking ECP?

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My Fiancee and I had unprotected sex the day after her period ended. I pulled it out before it came and blocked it with my hand. We took Next Choice One Dose about an hour after just in case. Yesterday (6 days after the unprotected sex) she said there was a little blood so I did some research and told her it was the Withdrawal bleeding. Now she said there was a little cramping. I am just wondering if this is normal after taking ECP and what her chances of pregnancy are?


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replied December 20th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that she describes could be attributed to the ECP taken (since it contains high dosages of hormones, it can cause period pattern changes and new symptoms). The ECP taken should help in preventing pregnancy if she has taken it within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse (provided you were not sexually active after she has taken ECP). Wait and watch for her periods that may be delayed due to ECP use. 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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