Morning after pill advice ? No period

(19 Posts)
user1465419261 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:35:30

Hello
I came on my period on the 7th August ..
I had the morning after pill on the 16th August
I bled a bit on the 22nd of August for a few days(not heavy)
And I haven't come on my period properly since the 7th of August .
Can the morning after pill make you miss a period?
I can't be pregnant if I've had the morning after pill can I ? X
Does the bleeding count as my period? So I won't get the one which was due 7 days ago? I swear the doctors said if my periods more than 7 days late take a test .. But I'm unclear wether this counts as my period or if it's just withdrawal bleeding ?
Thankyou X
Thankyou!

FenellaMaxwell Sun 11-Sep-16 18:36:55

How soon after having unprotected sex did you take the MAP? It becomes less effective the longer you leave it.

Imnotaslimjim Sun 11-Sep-16 18:37:35

The MAP can mess your whole cycle up. I'd give it another few days then take a test if AF hasn't shown it's face.

Sorry to say, I know 2 people that stayed pg after taking the MAP. I didn't know it had a failure rate until then as you're never told when you take it!

Imnotaslimjim Sun 11-Sep-16 18:37:38

The MAP can mess your whole cycle up. I'd give it another few days then take a test if AF hasn't shown it's face.

Sorry to say, I know 2 people that stayed pg after taking the MAP. I didn't know it had a failure rate until then as you're never told when you take it!

Imnotaslimjim Sun 11-Sep-16 18:37:43

The MAP can mess your whole cycle up. I'd give it another few days then take a test if AF hasn't shown it's face.

Sorry to say, I know 2 people that stayed pg after taking the MAP. I didn't know it had a failure rate until then as you're never told when you take it!

Imnotaslimjim Sun 11-Sep-16 18:38:28

Sorry, it glitched and said it hadn't posted......

pinkpixie83 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:38:32

If it's been two weeks since you took the map take a test better to be sure.

I'm afraid to say it isn't 100% effective. I took it within 12hrs of DTD and have a healthy 4 yr old to show for it.

RandomMess Sun 11-Sep-16 18:38:38

Yes you could be pregnant as it's not 100% reliable, the fact you did bleed after taking means it's unlikely

Yes it can totally f&ck up your cycle.

user1465419261 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:43:06

Thankyou smile
Do any of you think that bleed would count as my period?
I'm so worried now I read so many different things! But I don't get why the doctor said if I'm 7 days late then take a test if he knows it messes your period up?
Thankyou for your replies X

KP86 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:43:55

None of us can say whether your bleed was a period. You need to take a test.

Dementedswan Sun 11-Sep-16 18:45:02

Take a test. Morning after pill didn't work for me either. It's the only way you will know.

PurpleDaisies Sun 11-Sep-16 18:45:25

user the doctor has told you to take a test in case your period isn't late due to the MAP. If you're pregnant, the earlier you know the better so more options are open to you. Take a test ASAP.

user1465419261 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:50:05

I just wondered if it's possible if it was my period?.. Or does everyone have a bleed part way through after .. And then get normal period

Did you have any bleed (the person it didn't work for .. Sorry don't know your name)

And I took it less that 24 hours after unprotected sex
X

pinkpixie83 Sun 11-Sep-16 18:54:59

I don't remember having a bleed but it was a long time ago.

Best thing to do is just test, then you know either way. It could be its messed with your cycle and you won't get a period till 4 weeks after that bleed or it could be it hasn't worked.

Taking a test will put your mind at rest.

PurpleDaisies Sun 11-Sep-16 18:55:22

No one can tell you one way or the other-you have to take a test.

RandomMess Sun 11-Sep-16 18:55:54

No that was unlikely to be your period, it was a bleed due to the hormones in the morning after pill - trying to get rid of everything in uterus.

Didn't work for me, had no bleeding at all.

user1465419261 Sun 11-Sep-16 19:35:07

Thankyou all I'll just have to get a test. sad

Dementedswan Sun 11-Sep-16 20:08:04

No I didn't have a bleed.

Get a test and it will either put your mind at rest or you can start to think about your options.

Good luck, I hope it's the right result for you flowers

TurquoiseDress Mon 12-Sep-16 11:05:54

The MAP is not a failsafe method of preventing pregnancy- there is always a risk that it might not work, even taking it fairly promptly after unprotected sex.

There is no point asking people on here whether they think you've had your period or not.

It's always advisable to take a pregnancy test following the MAP, usually 3 weeks later, if you have not had a definite period/there is any uncertainty about your period.

Good luck

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