thnks doc 4 the previous rly. But she had period on 10th april we hd sex on 17th april, on 18th april morning after having tea and buiscuit she took unwanted-72, after that on 23rd april she hd bleedng for 2-3 days. . After 10th april her period supposed 2 hv on 10th may. But 2day is 21st may till 2day she dosen\'t hv her period. Wht should i do. ?Is she pregnant. ? How long we hv 2 wait 4 the periods or can we do preganews pregnancy test. ? Plz doc. Rly soon
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If she has taken the emergency contraception within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse, it should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). The bleeding that she experienced after few days of taking emergency contraception could be the withdrawal bleeding that occurs within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraception. Since the emergency contraceptives 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 her next periods which can be delayed. To arrive at the next expected period date, count the usual menstrual cycle length starting with first day of her withdrawal bleeding. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods are missed or abnormal, or if she suspects chances of pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after her periods). She should be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact and avoid repeated use of emergency contraception.
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