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took unwanted-72...big clots are coming?

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hi, i had my normal periods..aftr 6 days i had sex & took unwanted-72....exactly after 10 days i started to bleed ...... blood brownish in colour...big clots are coming & no heavy been 5 days since im having bleedin ....can i know wat it is!!!! i had also taken emergency contraceptive before but bleeding never me out!!

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replied February 24th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A31982
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The bleeding that you experienced after few days of taking emergency contraception could be the withdrawal bleeding that results within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraception (which at times may not occur if the ECP is taken close to periods). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high dosages of hormones, these can cause period pattern abnormalities and delayed periods. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates (to arrive at the expected period date, count the usual menstrual cycle length starting with first day of the withdrawal bleed), or if you get abnormal periods, or 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). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. 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 repeated use of ECP.
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