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married two mos ago, and we dont plan to have a baby yet.

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I got married just 2 months ago and we dont plan to have a baby yet. I took an ipill due to participating in unprotected sex. I usually get my periods on the 20th of every month, but this month I got them on the 10th itself. Is is the menstrual period or vaginal bleeding? it lasted for 4 days like a regular period. Also my nipples became very tender, they would pain with the slightest amount of touch. are these the side effects of ipill or something to worry? please help.


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replied August 18th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A48815
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The symptoms that you describe could be attributed to hormonal changes caused by the ECP intake. If you have taken ECP within 48 hours, then you should be able to prevent pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after taking it). These pills contain high hormonal dosage that can disrupt your hormonal cycle causing period pattern abnormalities and new symptoms. Stress can also delay your periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods that can be delayed due to ECP use. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). 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 not ready for pregnancy and avoid repeat use of ECP. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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