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Can morning-after pills cause delay in period?

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Published At April 20, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 21 years old and I have not had my period for three months. But last month I took like three morning-after pills in three weeks so I am wondering if it is the effect of the pill. Kindly suggest.

Thank you.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The irregularity in your menstrual cycle and the use of emergency contraception (also known as the "morning-after pill") may be related to each other. Emergency contraception can delay or disrupt your menstrual cycle, and the repeated use of this medication may be contributing to your missed periods. To find out if you are pregnant, you can take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are available at most pharmacies, grocery stores, and online retailers. They work by detecting the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced by the placenta after implantation of the fertilized egg. The best time to take a pregnancy test is after you have missed your period, as this ensures that there is enough hCG in your system to be detected by the test. However, some tests can detect hCG earlier than others, so it is essential to read the instructions carefully and follow them closely. Kindly share the results with me so I can suggest you better.

I hope this information helps you.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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