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postinor 2 vomiting

By Anonymous January 28, 2017 - 8:16am
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Hi, My my girlfriend period started on 12th January, 2017, we had unprotected sex on 15th Jan, 3:00am, she then took Postinor 2, both tablets at once 12 hrs later.. she started having side effects like tiredness, cramps.. also she brownish discharge 3 days later which turned into blood, It's now the 28th, she vomited... Please is the vomiting a sign of pregnancy or is this still the the side effect of Postinor 2? Also can she get pregnant even after the bleeding? Should we be worried?

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Hi, Anon.

Thanks for your post.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is very small. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and/or vomiting, a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 3-7 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. She had bleeding so this is typically a sign that the Postinor 2 worked. It won't protect her if she has unprotected sex at another time. It would have to be taken again. It should only be used for emergencies and not as regular birth control. My advice is to use a condom and have your girlfriend think about getting on birth control. If she is still feeling ill, she should call her doctor.


January 28, 2017 - 12:14pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Hi, its me again. So its been 23 days now since we had sex during her period and taking postinor 2... The side effects have decreased, except she is still having breast tenderness, she took 2 pregnancy tests on the 20th day and it came out negative... So i’ll just like to know from all these info Is there still a chance of her getting pregnant from intercouse that happened 23 days ago.

February 8, 2017 - 7:25am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

You took 2 tests, with two negative results. That indicates she is not pregnant.


February 8, 2017 - 7:15pm
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