my last mensturation date was 5th march 2012 and i had sex on my ovulation day that is on 9th march then i took i pill after 20 hours then again i had unprotected sex till 11th march...my periods have not started for this month and had a mild brown discharge on 26th march..does it mean i m pregnant?
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If you have taken the emergency contraceptive within the 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse, you should be able to prevent pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after taking it), as the protection from the pill will last for 12 hours and any unprotected intercourse after this can lead to pregnancy. Withdrawal bleeding occurs within 5-7 days of taking the pill indicating that it has worked (it may not occur if the pills are taken closer to periods). Since these pills contain high dosages of hormones, these affect the hormonal and period pattern causing delay in next periods. Wait and watch for your periods which could be delayed due to the emergency contraceptive use. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods do not start within 10 days or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if you develop any other new symptoms. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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