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Could having unprotected sex while being on norethisterone followed by periods and cramps be implantation cramps?

I took norethisterone to delay my period for 4 days, I only started taking the norethisterone a day before my period was due and I didn t take it correctly some days took one or two tabs, but it still worked, no period came. Had unprotected sex with my partner and when I got home from my trip 2 days later my period started, now i have a niggling feeling on my lower right side almost like my implantation cramps that I had with my first child. Is this even possible whilst on a period? I had unprotected sex before I started the norethisterone and took a pregnancy test before it that said negative
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
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Hello,

While having norethisterone, the chances of conception are present. The periods and cramps cannot be implantation bleeding if the flow of periods is normal. You can do a pregnancy test to confirm further.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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