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I just started the pill and because I was only on it I had

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I just started the pill and because I was only on it I had to take map on the 6th day of my cycle, just 6hours after the mistake.. would this delay my period?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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taking the pill can take 7-14 days for it to start to be effective for contraception.
if your period is delayed, it could be because of the pill
or it could also be because of pregnancy.
there are home pregnancy tests you can use if your period is delayed to see if you are pregnant.
it sounds like you are worried about being pregnant.
you can also see a doctor to get blood test to check for bHCG hormone in your blood as an earlier sign of pregnancy.
do you have a doctor you can see or are you willing to try over the counter home pregnancy tests?
this way you will know for sure what is delaying your period.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I started the pill to bring on my period and on the 6th day of my cycle when bleeding had stopped I had sex.. 6 hours later I got the morning after pill.. is it unlikely I am pregnant cause I had sex very early in my cycle and I also took the morning after pill including having started the pill? would these tablets together cause a delayed or missed period because of the amount of hormones?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
yes, it is super unlikely you are pregnant.
if you took the morning after pill and also started contraceptive pills, both of these can cause delays of your period.
sometimes the morning after pill can also cause bleeding as well which can also delay your period.
I doubt you are pregnant.
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