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Spotting after an unprotected sex. Delayed periods. Any suggestions?

I had unprotected sex on March 2nd and that morning(probably 7 hours later) I bought Next Choice One Dose. I started experiencing spotting/light bleeding on the10th of March and it still continues now and its been two weeks. Im supposed to get my normal period next Monday on the 25th but I was wondering if this was normal for me to have the spotting for 2 weeks or if it was a light period.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Mar 2016

Emergency contraceptive pill (Next choice) is very much effective in prevention of unwanted pregnancy. Though it gives 95% protection if it is taken within first 24 hrs.

Here, chance of pregnancy is less, but you should undergo one blood test for beta-HCG to rule out implantation bleeding.

Following taking emergency pill, withdrawal bleeding is quite common & normal phenomena. But continuous spotting or light period for 2 weeks is due to hormonal imbalance/ stress if you get negative blood test.

Your upcoming period may be hampered due to effect of the pill. You may consult with your gynecologist if it continues after your period over. Some investigation like USG pelvis, hormonal assay etc may be required to rule out underlying pathology.

Avoid stress, take healthy diet with iron supplements, eat more vegetables/fruits and drink more water, control body wt and take proper sleep. Practice safe sex in future.

Be well.
Answered: Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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