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Effects of emergency contraception on normal periodic cycle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i took an emergency contraceptive pill 2 days after my period got over and after 5 days i started having periods again? Is it normal? Will my cycle be affected?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.xxxx here
User :   hi
User :   This is xxx
User :   Hi i took an emergency contraceptive pill 2 days after my period got over and after 5 days i started having periods again? Is it normal? Will my cycle be affected?
Doctor :   having bleeding after 5-7 days of taking emergency contraception is normal
Doctor :   it is due to withdrawal bleeding induced by the high dosages of hormones contained in the pills
User :   it has been going on for 3 days
Doctor :   it suggests that the pill did its required action
User :   will it have ane effect wen i reaally do want to concieve?
Doctor :   no, it usually does not affect normal fertility rates when taken once
Doctor :   you will continue to be fine once your usual periods return
User :   will the next cycle be according to my period or according to this bleeding?
Doctor :   it should be according to your periods, however, it might vary a little as the endometrial lining needs to be formed (as usuall) for you to have a normal period
Doctor :   if the present bleeding is closer to your expected period dates, then the next period may get delayed
Doctor :   did you follow what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   what is the best method of contraception without the fear of not getting pregnant when one wants to?
Doctor :   best is to go on regular birth control measures
Doctor :   o fond out which one is best suited to yo
Doctor :   you will reqire to be examined
Doctor :   along with few tests done
Doctor :   to see blood and hormonal levels
Doctor :   each of the contraception measures are associated with failure rates
Doctor :   the efficacy depends on suitability and individual responsibility to use it correctly
Doctor :   did you follow what I have said?
User :   yes, thanku Dr. xxx
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no, thats all.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   nice talking to you, i'm releived
User :   bye
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