(My previous menstrual date was 13th of march,2012. me my boyfriend had unprotected sex (condom slipped) on 29th of march 2012 at the night and the next day morning i.e within 12 hrs i took EC pill (i-pill). .) Then i had my periods on 20th of april,2012 and even though after a week of normal periods,for proper confirmation i had a pregnancy test done which came out negative. But now the new problem is since then i.e from 20th of april i am not having peroids... i am really confused.Am i not safe? or is it just due to i-pill..? Please give me some suggestion at the earliest...
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If you had taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 48-72 hours of the unprotected sexual intercourse, it should work in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). Since the pills contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities and appearance of new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods which can be delayed. If you still have not had your periods, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your absent periods (especially rule out ovarian suppression or failure). If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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