Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > How effective are emergency contraceptives? About a month ag

How effective are emergency contraceptives? About a month ag

Patient: How effective are emergency contraceptives? About a month ago my boyfriend and I had sexual intercourse while using condoms. I took a Plan B pill just to be safe afterwards. My period is almost 2 weeks late now, should I be worried or is it just the emergency contraceptive messing up my menstrual cycle?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,If you had taken an emergency contraception a month ago , then you would have experienced a withdrawal bleed wi thin 10 days of the pill intake , but if you didn’t have any bleeding , then now as you have missed your menses, you must rule out pregnancy first with a urine pregnancy test .ONCE RULED OUT THEN YOU MAY WAIT FOR YOUR MENSES TO RETURN NATURALLY AS PLAN-B IS KNOWN TO DELAY MENSES for next 2-3 cycles and its a common side effect.Hence rule out pregnancy first.regards

 


 

 
Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment