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sam kaushik
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I took emergency contraceptive pills(morning after pill) after fooling around a bit with my boyfriend for two days.
i took it two days in a row within 24hours .

but i got my period the next day and it was heavy, more than it is usually(maybe cause of the i-pill). it lasted for more than a week.

the period was due for that date when it arrived

i didn't have any sexual encounter after my period but its been more than 10adys now and i haven't got my next period yet [Frown]

i am just scared could i be pregnant? doesn't having a normal period rules out the possibility of being pregnant for sure?
if yes then why is there such a delay?
are there any pills that can help bring the cycle back on the track?

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What sort of a pregnancy risk did you have?

Emergency contraception can mess up the menstrual cycle, so when we're talking about taking it twice in the space of two days, it would've been a surprise if it hadn't caused irregular bleeding.

Unfortunately, there is no way for us to say when your cycle will return to normal again. You will just have to wait it out. But since your due date for your regular period has come and gone, you can go ahead and take a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant.

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sam kaushik
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i understand the risk and side effects of having two pills within 24hours but the bleeding seemed like a normal period.
also the previous period was on 16th may and the one for june was due around 13th /14th and i got it on 13th june . i took the pills on 11th and 12th june.

shouldn't i rule out pregnancy cause of the period? isnt it a sure sign of not being pregnant?

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Kachina
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I don't think I'm understanding if you did or did not have a pregnancy risk... If you got your period, you are not pregnant, that is correct. If you have not gotten your period, you can take a pregnancy to find out if you are or are not.

There are no pills that can bring your cycle back to normal, you will have to wait it out. If you are not pregnant the delay could be because of the EC.

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