Unexpected vaginal bleeding

Patient: I took the emergency contraceptive pill after 24 hours of unprotected sex and after 5 days have unexpected vaginal bleeding am i early on my period if not when will this bleeding stop?


Symptoms: Vaginal bleeding

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the queryIt is common to experience an early period with heavy flow after an emergency contraceptio n as it causes a sudden hormonal change leading to bleeding. This can be considered as an early period only. Do not worry it will stop soon, if it prolongs and has clots in it, then you will need to see a gynecologist soon. Some may even experience inter menstrual spotting after the pill. Do not use emergency pills frequently, instead go for birth control pills if you are sexually active.Hope this helpsRegards


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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.

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