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first off. Im really sorry to take up space too. okay about a month ago i wrote about how I had, had sex and the condom broke, and I took ECP. About a week *i think it was about a week afterwards, i can't even remember now* after taking that .. I got my period. This is the week that i would normally have it. I'm just wondering if maybe since it was early if that would be it for the month or whats up with that?

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From the Planned Parenthood Emergency Contraception Fact Sheet:

"In about 10-15 percent of women treated, ECPs change the amount, duration, and timing of the next menstrual period. This effect is usually minor, and menstruation occurs a few days earlier or later than expected (Van Look & Stewart, 1998)."

So you could be perfectly normal. If your period is more than a few days late, though, I'd suggest that you call the doctor or clinic who prescribed your ECP and ask them about it.

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