Q. Will emergency contraceptive pills work when taken during withdrawal bleeding?

Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri Sr and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Hello doctor,

1. I took ECP during withdrawal bleeding (as I stopped contraceptives). Will it work?

2. Will this affect my menstrual cycle as I have not got my periods in my due date. I am freaking out.

3. When should I go for pregnancy test to clear my doubt?


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Dr. Sree Gouri Sr
MBBS., MS
Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

1. Usually the possibility of ovulation is less during withdrawal bleeding, so the need for emergency contraception is less. But as you took the pill already, if at all there is any possibility of pregnancy, it can help.

2. Because of high dose of hormone in it, it can affect your periods. Sometimes after taking emergency contraceptive pill, you may see withdrawal bleeding after 7 to 10 days.

3. For accurate result better to test three weeks after having unprotected intercourse.

 
 
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