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morning after pill again 5 days ago is this the cause?

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I had my period about 6 weeks ago now.. The week after i had to take morning after pill and the week after that I got my period again.. I havent had it since and should have had it last week.. I did take the morning after pill again about 5 days ago would this be the cause? Im also getting cramps the past 2 days on and off but no sign of my period? Im really worried!


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replied April 12th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A33804
Hi,
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The periods might be delayed due to the use of emergency contraceptive pills (these contain high hormonal dosage that can disrupt the normal hormonal cycle. To arrive at your next expected period date, count the usual menstrual cycle length starting with first day of your withdrawal bleed. If you have repeated the use of emergency contraception closer to your expected period time, you periods will again get delayed. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. The emergency contraceptive use is effective only if taken within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse, and provided you are not sexually active after taking the ECP. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if you develop any other new symptoms. 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 you are not ready for pregnancy. Avoid repeat use of the ECP.
Take care.


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