Bleeding Outside The Menstrual Cycle When Taking Emergency Birth Control Pills?
, October 4 and 5 I had intercourse using a condom. And on those 2 consecutive days, I took Postinor-2. That means a total of 4 Postinor pills that I take. Then on October 7th, we got in touch again with condoms. And after that I didn’t consume Postinor-2 because I had consumed Postinor-2 twice before. And I’m afraid of overdosing. The couple also said not to drink anymore because it was not good. The condom used did not leak. I always check after sex. R n Exactly 6 days after consuming Postinor-2 (I last consumed it on October 6 or H-1 before the last intimate relationship), I experienced irregular bleeding. On the menstrual cycle calendar, I ovulate on October 13th. I was bleeding on October 12. r nWhich I want to ask, about this condition, why am I bleeding huh? I’m afraid it’s implantation. But is it because of the Postinor-2 consumption I did for 2 days in a row? Thanks for the explanation.
Hello Anindya, Thank you for the question.
Postinor is a trademark of a drug containing the hormone levonorgestrel which is used as emergency contraception for women who do not use contraception regularly. Emergency contraception is only used sporadically and is not recommended to be used every time you have sexual intercourse because the use of this medicine can interfere with your menstrual cycle. This medicine must be taken as soon as possible or up to 72 hours after intercourse to be effective in preventing pregnancy. The side effects of this drug are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and menstrual bleeding that occurs earlier. Implantation bleeding is bleeding as a result of sticking the fertilized product to the uterine wall. Implantation bleeding occurs 6-12 days after conception. If you take this medicine correctly, pregnancy can be prevented and any bleeding you may experience is most likely due to a side effect of this medicine. Furthermore, if your partner uses the condom properly, pregnancy can be prevented and you don't need to take this emergency contraception.
If you don't want a pregnancy and are unsure about condom use, you should use other contraceptives such as birth control pills, birth control injections, implant birth control, or an intrauterine device (IUD). Please consult with an obstetrician to choose which contraceptive method is right for you.
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