May or may not be due to the method.
- Irregular bleeding due to ECPs will stop without treatment.
- Assure the woman that this is not a sign of illness or pregnancy.
- Monthly bleeding may start earlier or later than expected. This is not a sign of illness or pregnancy.
- If her next monthly bleeding is more than one week later than expected after taking ECPs, assess for pregnancy. There are no known risks to a fetus conceived if ECPs fail to prevent pregnancy (see Question 2).