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Hi my name is Yuliya. 3 days ago I took an emergency contraception pill. Last time I took it 6 years old patientago and remember that it messed up my hormonal system for a while. Can you please tell me if there is any way I can rejuvenate my hormonal system quickly or at least reduce the negative effect of the pill.


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Hello Yuliya,
Thanks for posting your query at
Yes , the emergency contraception pill will probably alter your hormones for a cycle or two.
It can cause withdrawal bleed.
It might prepone, postpone or alter the amount or duration of your next period.
There is nothing you can do except - take no more hormones.
Give your body a rest.
Use effective barrier methods.
Eat well, sleep on time, and do not stress out.
You will be back to your normal cycles soon.
All the best.
please feel free to discuss further.

Patient replied :

Dr. Aarti,
I am planning to get pregnant in the future, maybe even soon. My question is, how safe is getting pregnant 2-3 months after having taking the emergency contraception pill? I have heard that there is a high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. How many regular/normal cycles should I wait to try getting pregnant without a high risk of an ectopic pregnancy?


There is no such concern after using the emergency contraceptive pill.
You can get pregnant in the next cycle itself.
Please do not worry about it.
Take care.

Patient replied :

Dr, I have heard that because the emergency contraception creates hormonal disbalance, a soon pregnancy after that (2-3months) can lead to an ectopic pregnancy. Is it true? And it is better to wait longer? Or the likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy doesn't change after taking the emergency contraception a couple months earlier?

The emergency contraceptive pill has no effect on the incidence of ectopic pregnancy.
Please go through this link -
Hope that reassures you.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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