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¿ Is there a chance I might not be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 25, 2017 - 5:47pm
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Hi, I had unprotected sex on Saturday 22th , two hours later I took the after-morning pill (one tablet of 1,5 mg). My period was supposed to arrive today 25th. Supposedly, I ovulated on July 14th. Tell me what are the odds of being pregnant.

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Hello 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.

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. They should get back to normal by the second cycle after.

July 26, 2017 - 6:12am
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