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Can you still get pregnant after Postinor 2?

By Anonymous March 27, 2013 - 1:26pm
 
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Hi I had intercouse with my bf 5 days after my period we use protection an after I took postinor 2 pills beacause I think precum got on my virginia I took one pill a few minutes after an the other 12 hours after that but I am spotting brown an I am getting lower back an belly pains is this normal? I don't want to get pregnant

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Anonymous

halo, good afternoon
i had unprotected on the day of ovulation at around 5am in the morning..after a day passed i took one tablet of p2 at 2pm and another at 2am the nxt day,, could i be pregnant//

February 15, 2018 - 4:24am
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Anonymous

i have unprotected sex 11 days after my period which is january. i have taken postinor2. and on d 11th my fertile days start. hope the postinor2 can prevent any chance of pregnancy.

February 3, 2018 - 7:07am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
Thank you for your post!
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, dizziness, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.
The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.
Best,
Susan

February 5, 2018 - 6:01pm
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Anonymous

I had sex with my boyfriend on the 20th Jan n took p2 that same day at once, I threw up once and till now I feel like vomiting... could I be pregnant?

February 1, 2018 - 12:19pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
You could be pregnant if the pills didn't work although that's not likely and it's a bit early for symptoms. It's more likely a side effect from the medication.
Periods can be delayed due to P2 but you can test for pregnancy about 14+ days after sex.
Best,
Susan

February 2, 2018 - 5:26am
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Anonymous

Hello,I had sex with my boyfriend On the 15th and used a contraceptive that same day. I had sex again 4 days later(19th) and didn't use anything. I was meant to see my period that day(19th)but haven't seen it till now,could I be pregnant?

December 29, 2017 - 9:19am
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Anonymous

Hi I had sex on 10th and took 2 pills together 5hours after unprotected sex. Am experiencing pain on my nipples could I be pregnant?i had ovulated on 8th according to my Flo app

December 21, 2017 - 11:33pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon
Thank you for your post!
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.

The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.
Best,
Susan

December 22, 2017 - 5:18am
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Anonymous

Hello, good morning. I had unprotected sex with my husband last 2 day which is on 7th November at 6.30pm. I took 1 pill postinor 2 on the next day at 9am(8th November). I took another pill at 9.20pm on the same day, but i had unprotected sex again at 11.30pm on that night. Should i get another pill? Need advice here, thanks for the reply.

November 8, 2017 - 5:57pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
You should still be protected.
Susan

November 9, 2017 - 4:10pm
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