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will a home pregnancy test be reliable now?

By February 17, 2011 - 7:59am
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I had unprotected sex on 24th jan and on 7th feb and took a morning pill each time. My periods were due on 9th but there's yet no bleeding. Am i at high risk? Will a home pregnancy test be reliable now or should i wait more to test?

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indeed i was pregnant :(
and i got aborted on the 26th. medical abortion. :(
any suggestions now?

March 3, 2011 - 10:19am
(reply to Anonymous)

This may be a good question for your doctor. They can provide all sorts of resources based on your needs and personal health. Please talk with the doctor or nurse, and let them know what sort of support you are needing. I'm sorry you went through that experience.

March 4, 2011 - 8:17am

Hi maahi,
Thanks for your question and for joining EmpowHER. By "morning pill," do you mean emergency contraception? If so, please be aware that taking it could mess up your cycle, and taking it twice in the same month, even moreso. You will need to wait until you get your period. Did you experience any breakthrough bleeding when you took it either time?
For more information, please review this article: Emergency Contraception Update, 2010.
For future use, you may want to get on a reliable from of birth control (everyday birth control pill, condoms, spermicide, withdrawal method, etc.). Emergency contraception is not intended for using as normal birth control; it is supposed to be a "last resort"-type of birth control.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.

February 17, 2011 - 8:34am
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