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menstrual delay and took i-pill. what should i do?

hi...i am 26 years old and my menstrual was due on 24 january but i did not have my cycle till now. i had unprotected sex with pull-out method on 13th feb and took i-pill on 14th. what should i do?
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replied February 27th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

The bleeding changes are side effects of the emergency contraceptive pill, and not due to pregnancy.

If you were in the ovulatory phase of your cycle, and had intercourse, only then you would have chances of getting pregnant. But taking a emergency contraception in such situation would help to prevent pregnancies.

If you were outside the ovulatory phase, then there is no risk of pregnancy, but you may experience side effects due to the use of emergency contraceptives.

Some common side effects of emergency contraception include menstrual irregularities including spotting, delayed or missed periods, reduced or increased menstrual flow, change in pattern of cycles, etc.

You might have your next periods on time or slightly delayed. You do not need to panic, but just relax and be patient. These effects are short lived and resolve on their own and no treatment is needed.

I hope this helps to clear your doubts.
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