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she took an i-pill within 12 hours.

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hello doctor,
I had sex with my girlfriend on 24th of may without any protection. After that she took an i-pill within 12 hours. Her last period was on 4th may. Now its 30th of may.I just want to know is there any chances of pregnancy there.i m looking for quick reply.please.


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replied May 31st, 2011
Birth Control Answer A23604
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) work in preventing pregnancy if taken within 48-72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The withdrawal bleeding usually occurs after 5-7 days if the pill has been effective. Wait and watch for her next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. If you intend to remain sexually active, consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (as advised by her gynecologist).
Take care.



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