HomeAnswersObstetrics and Gynecologydelayed periodI am a 24-year-old female experiencing a delayed period after taking a morning-after pill last month. Please help.

Does a morning-after pill delay periods?


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Published At December 4, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 24-year-old female. My menstrual cycle typically starts on the first of every month and lasts approximately 30-31 days. I had unprotected sex last month, and took a morning-after pill within 5 hours. Since then, I have been experiencing mild cramps in my legs and breast sensitivity, particularly when touched. Today is the second day of my missed period. I also took a urine pregnancy test two days back, and it was negative.

I am wondering why my period is delayed and what could be causing these symptoms? Please clarify.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have carefully reviewed your query and fully understand your concerns.

It is important to note that sometimes periods can be delayed by 1 or 2 weeks due to factors such as stress or recent illness. Additionally, pregnancy test kits may not always provide accurate results in the early stages.

Here is my suggestion: Please wait for one more week. If your period has not arrived by then, go ahead and take another urine pregnancy test. If it still shows negative results, we can consider inducing your period using the withdrawal method.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Feel free to ask any further questions or seek additional guidance.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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