Light, long, late period - Morning after pill side effect?
Just over a month ago I had unprotected sex and so the next day took a morning after pill called Levonelle. I looked through the side effects at the time before even taking the pill (as I do with any type of meds) and it mentioned my next period could be early or late, so when it didnt come on the day I expected I wasn't worried but after four days I was. A couple of days after that I started getting light pink spotting and thought maybe my period was about to start. Considering my periods are normally rather heavy and last about five days and this light flow has continued for nearly two weeks now I am starting to get concerned, as there was nothing mentioned in the side effects about an abnormal period, just a late one.
Has anyone experienced/heard of a side effect like this? Any ideas as to why I would have a period like this would be much appreciated. I know I cannot rule out pregnancy, but are there any other reasons?
From my understanding since the morning after pill is a hormone it can potentially change the heaviness of your period.... I understand how you must feel about not knowing the way it can effect your period. I actually took the morning after pill myself about a week ago and I'm real concerned because today I started randomly bleeding and my periods is not due for another 3 weeks!!!! I'm not sure if the morning after pill can cause this to happen?
Well the morning after pill is a hormone. All it does is stop implantation of a fertilized egg. Normally one week after taking the morning after you it should enforce your period. If you do not receive your period that same week implantation can already have occurred. if you did get your period that week then it alters you cycle. It would be 28 days from that. If you still have only got spotting I would consult you obgyn doctor asap
That's what my booklet said too, that my period may be a little late or early... but it also said you might experience menstrual changes and I wish they were more specific as to what that could mean....
It probably is from the pill but if your really concerned you could take a pregnancy test just to be sure... I'm worried that I'm experiencing implantation and that's what the bleeding is from but I think it's too early for me to get an accurate result from a pregnancy test... I don't know. Anyways, good luck with whatever you decide to do!
you should be fine ..My period was a few days late and is extremley light now ..and ive had a pregency test and was fine .sometimes it can make your periods really heavy ..or give you spotting before your period .Ive experienced all those side effects and never been pregnant .It can actually give you many symptons that are the same as early pregnancy .Its very strong it defintely puts your body out of rythm .It can make you feel depressed also .
i had unprotected sex on 5th august and the next day within 24 hours i took the morning after pill. i got my period on 18th august exactly 2 weeks later. then my next period was on 5th september. it was early then i was expected. after that i got my period on 2 september. my period was on time. then i had sex on 15th october exactly during my fertile time and now i'm 7 days late. i haven't period yet. what is wrong with me?? am i pregnant?? does the morning after pill affect my period cycle? what should i do? please, i really need help! :(
Well, unicornxx, if you had sex 'exactly during your fertile period' and it was unprotected, then sure, you could be pregnant. Makes sense, right? If you are 7 days late, go to the store and get a home pregnancy test. This will help you understand if being pregnant is part of the equation or not. good luck
I would like to add if your cycle does not become regular soon after taking the morning after pill please ask your doctor for an FHS test the check you level. I believe the morning after pill may cause POF (premature ovarian failure) I have a regular cycle until I took the morning after pill. After taking the pill my cycle never return to normal and now I have learned that I have POF. I will never be able to become pregnant without egg donor. Morning after pill changed my life.
My period was a week ago! I had sex and End up taken the moring after pill and couple days ago I had sex again! and took the moring after pill. I started my period again and Its only been a week since I got off my period is this good. I also feel sick as well.
I had unprotected sex with my partner roughly 3 weeks ago now and took levonelle 1500 the day after. 2 days after taking levonelle I began bleeding its varied in heaviness but mainly remaining light and red im still light bleeding three weeks on its like the end of your period but bright red in colour! What is this and should u be concerned my period wasnt due for another three weeks upon taking the pill
I had un protect sex with my partner on the 24 August, i took a morning after the next morning. my perids came on the 31 August, they where very light and red in colour but not too dark, but everytime i go to the ladies to check i would find the pad red and brownish. this lasted the whole week andit stoped for a day and then started spotting, until now. i took a pregnancy test and it came back negative, im not sure what to make of this. Could it be the morning after pill messing with muy cycle? im so worried. i sometimes see brownish stuff on my panty liner. CAn someone please clarify this for me, can a morning after pill do such?
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