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By Anonymous January 23, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Hello dear doctor

I have 2 questions that I need urgent answers to them, could you please guide me on them?
I have had unprotected sex recently with my boyfriend and then on 5th of January I took Postinor2 after less than 24 hours of the intercourse (and took another one exactly after 12 hours), then again I had another unprotected sex on 9th of January and again I took Postinor 2 (less than 48 hours of my intercourse) and unfortunately I had the third time unprotected sex with my boyfriend on 12th of January and took another Postinor 2 (less than 24 hours of my intercourse) and I have not had any other sexual relationship with him until now but then on 15th of January I saw some blood spots (low blood flow) until 19th of January (around 5 days),

1) Doctor, could you please tell me if now I am pregnant or not?
2) and if I am pregnant, is there any possibility of having any abnormalities in my baby because of taking Postinor 2 three times in a row or in the future it will cause any problems for me or my future pregnancies or babies?

I sincerely appreciate your kind help,
Thank you so much


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Dear Marni,

Thank you for reaching out to the EmpowHER community and for sharing your questions.

I am not a doctor, but I can certainly try to help answer your questions based on what I know about Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs).

First, I highly doubt that you are pregnant after taking Postinor2 several times. The spotting that you are seeing is normal and you should expect to see irregular bleeding and a change in your normal period. Irregular bleeding can occur for the next two to three cycles.

Secondly, I want to warn you about taking ECPs this frequently. The medication is VERY strong and will affect your periods. It should only be taken as an emergency, not as a form of regular birth control.

If you plan on having sex, you need to talk to a doctor about preventative birth control options- not using the ECP as a sole form of protection.

You can read this article that I wrote on Emergency Contraception

If you take a pregnancy test, you will know if you are pregnant. I wouldn't be able to tell you over the Internet. 

If you are pregnant, Emergency contraception (EC) will not harm a fetus.

Did this help Marni?



January 23, 2015 - 1:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to kristincaliendo)

Yes dear Kristin, it was helpful however you said I need to check it again by pregnancy test,

please may I have your personal email if possible?

Thanks very much

January 23, 2015 - 11:38pm
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