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Gawfikk Girlie
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Well, here's my story. On January 17th, my boyfriend and I were having sex and the condom ended up breaking. Although he hadn't ejaculated inside of me, I was still worried about a risk of pregnancy, so the next day (January 18th), I went to get an ECP.

I took the first pill twenty-seven hours after sex, and I took the second pill twelve hours later. I was glad to get that out of the way.

Now, I'm wondering if I'm still at a major risk for pregnancy. I looked at my calendar, and it seems the last time I had my period was on December 23rd. As of today (when I'm posting this), I'm on my twenty-eighth day. My periods aren't 100% regular.. but still.

I was wondering if I'm still at a high risk for pregnancy, and if it's possible that the pill might actually delay me having my period. An answer ASAP would be very much appreciated.

~Shinya


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-Jill
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Emergency contraception is quite effective and it sounds as if you took it properly so you aren't likely to be pregnant.

And yes, EC can cause some period wonkiness. If you're still worried in two weeks take a pregnancy test.


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Gawfikk Girlie
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Is there any time range that an ECP can delay a woman's period? I'm just wondering, because it tends to make me nervous when days pass by when I don't get my period.

On the other hand, I have been feeling a little odd lately... kind of like a minor cramp/bloated feeling in my abdomen area. Is this something normal to be expected with EC, or should I get this checked out?

I think it's around my 29th day of my cycle, when would it be possible for me to take an accurate pregnancy test? (going from the information I gave in my previous post, and the information given in this post)

[This message has been edited by Gawfikk Girlie (edited 01-22-2003).]


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lemming
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Yes, ECP can delay your period, cause it to come sooner, later, heavier, or lighter.

You can take a pregnancy test on the first day of a missed period or 10-14 days after you had a pregnancy risk (unprotected sex). The box the test comes in will tell you more about your particular test, too.

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Gawfikk Girlie
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Well, just as kind of an update, I decided to take a pregnancy test today, just in case I might have gotten pregnant from another sexual encounter before the one where the condom broke ('cause you never know...). I figured this would probably be a smart idea, especially since I have missed my somewhat-regular period.

And the test came back negative.

*big sigh of relief*

So I think I'm just going to wait it out... and if nothing comes up in another week, I'll take another one. But either way, I'll be sure to inform everyone (thanks for the help, by the way).

~Shinya


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lemming
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Good for you. And definitely, take another in a week if nothing's happened yet.

Thanks for keeping us posted.

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can i get the information about the morning after pill PLEASE ASAP cuz i cant find it on the website ! thank u
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lemming
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Try "emergency contraception."

Here are some links:
Emergency Contraception http://ec.princeton.edu/

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Laurel Lemming
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