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Had unprotected sex and HPT negative. Again after sex took ipill and had bleeding. Cause?

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I'm last period was 24th married on 30th.. had sex without protection on 24th XXXXXXX . took 3 pregnancy tests on 14th, 21st, and 28th.. all negative..
Then on 9th again had sex without protection and took a ecp on 11th.. took a pregnancy blood test which was negative on 12th.. experienced bleeding for 4 days 3 days later..was that a period.?
Now again on 14th took am ecp..and experienced bleeding on 21st..but the flow is really less compared to what it was before my marriage..I'm confused why this is happening.?
Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Withdrawal bleeding. Normal phenomena.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us on Healthcare Magic.

First of all, you don't specify the month on which you did unprotected sex in your text (specifically on 2nd & 3rd paragraph).

However, I am trying to give answer as per your concern. Pregnancy is excluded by several home pregnancy test and blood test. Emergency pill gives protection more than 95% within first 24 hrs and around 85% within 24 to 48 hrs.

In this context, above bleeding is mostly suggestive of withdrawal bleeding due to effect of emergency contraceptive pill. It is a quite common and physiological phenomena. This type of bleeding occurs within 5-7 days of taking the pill. It may cause irregular delayed period for next cycle in association with hormonal imbalance and mental stress.

Last thing, if you have undergone regular sex, then I suggest you to take like 1) highest protection against unwanted pregnancy (99.9%) and 2) regularization of monthly period.

Hope, I have answered your query. If you need any clarification, you can freely ask me.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen

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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex and HPT negative. Again after sex took ipill and had bleeding. Cause? 5 hours later
It was on the 11th of august when ecp was takrn bleeding happened on the 14th of august..if this isn't considered a period then my last period was may 24th only coz I haven't had a regular normal period after that..
The next ecp was taken on 14th Sept an bleeding experienced on this also withdrawal bleeding or cause it happened after a long time I can consider this as period.?
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Withdrawal bleeding is similar to period.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your follow up query and giving additional information.

Following intake of emergency pill, withdrawal bleeding (similar to period) is a very common feature. It causes hormonal imbalance and makes period cycle irregular if it is used for several times.

Therefore, I suggest you to take combined OCP regularly on scheduled time to get regular period and give highest protection against unwanted pregnancy. Always maintain a healthy life style.

Hope, I have answered your query. If you do not have any other query, you can close the discussion.

All the best. Good luck.

Dr Soumen
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