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Can I get pregnant?

By July 13, 2016 - 6:59am
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I did my period math wrong and had a sexual encounter on the 14th day of my cycle. I have a 28 day cycle and my periods are regular.
My boyfriend was wearing a condom and only put his tip in. Later there was pre ejaculated on his hand while we were kissing. (Fully clothed) During those 2 minutes or kissing his hand MIGHT have touched my clothes.
But after 2 minutes he touched opening of my vaginal canal with the same hand.
We had to break away after that for whatever reason. And I took Unwanted 72 after 26 hours (yes,26)

1) what are the odds of me getting pregnant? - i am worrying because I was ovulating (14th day) and its my first time.

2) today is the fifth day after taking the pill and i have not had my withdrawal bleed yet. My lower abdomen hurts occasionally though.
Should i be worried?

3) how many more days do i have to wait before taking a home pregnancy test? Today is the 20th day of my cycle.

4) how long after withdrawal bleeding, if i have it, should i expect a period?

5) does withdrawal bleeding rule out the chances of pregnancy entirely?

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Hello Anonymous97,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I will do my best to provide you with information about Unwanted 72 and hopefully answer all of your questions.

Unwanted 72 is a single tablet containing 1.5 mg of synthetic progestin, levonorgestrel.

For this emergency contraception to be effective, it is necessary to take one 1.5 mg pil on a single day and within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is 85% effective when taken 24 to 48 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Unwanted 72 blocks the actions of the hormones LH and FSH which are responsible for maturing the egg, preparing the womb to receive a fertilized egg and for the actual implantation of the egg in the uterine lining.

Anonymous97, since you took the pill about a day after expected ovulation, it may have been too late to block the actions of the luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. Ovulation may have already occurred. But, since your boyfriend was wearing a condom when he attempted to penetrate your vagina, I do not think you were at risk for conceiving.

Unwanted 72 side effects include fatigue, headache, dizziness, breast tenderness,
vaginal bleeding or spotting before the anticipated date of period, body aches, muscle cramps, joint pains, nasal congestion, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal cramps, nausea and rarely vomiting.

The drug can cause a delay in your next monthly period, If your next period is late by for more than seven days after the expected date or a period beyond three weeks from the date of administration of this pill, then you should test for pregnancy.

Because the pill can cause a delay in your next period, I cannot say how soon after any withdrawal bleeding your next period will start. Vaginal bleeding does confirm pregnancy was prevented.


July 13, 2016 - 8:41am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you very much Maryann. Your responsr has largely cleared my confusion.
Can you please tell me if Unwanted 72 can prevent implantation?

July 13, 2016 - 9:06am
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Hello Anonymous,

Implantation occurs once the released egg has been fertilized and it imbeds itself in the lining of the uterus.

So, if fertilization has already occurred before you take Unwanted 72, then the pill cannot prevent implantation. It only works to prevent the release of the egg.


July 13, 2016 - 9:41am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Okay. Thank you for your help.

July 13, 2016 - 10:39am
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