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used emergency pill and my period hasn't started?

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i had an unprotected sex. and i used emergency pill. its been a week that i had that pill and my period hasn't started yet. why isn't my period starting?

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replied September 13th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A26830
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If you take Emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) closer to your usual period time, it can cause delay in your periods. Since it contains high hormonal dosage, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you develop any new symptoms, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation (to look for underlying cause) and assistance (to start you with treatment as indicated based on examination and investigation results). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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