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Im VERY regular with mt periods i got it on the 11th of last month (December). On the 3rd of this month (January) i had sex and the condom broke, ande evem thought my boyfriend said he took it out in time he bought me Next Choice to me sure. I took Next Choice on the 5th (January) in the morning and the second at night. Then on the 12th (january) I thought i had gotten my period (like i would normaly do) but the next day on the 13th i notticed it stopped and it was just spotting and now ive been having A LOT of white discharge!! Is this normal or did Next Choice not work at all and im pregnant? Im scared.
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replied January 18th, 2012
Hi,
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If you have taken the emergency contraceptive pills within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse, it should work in helping you to prevent pregnancy. The bleeding/spotting that you experienced could be the withdrawal bleeding that usually occurs within 5-7 days of taking emergency contraception. Since these pills contain high dosages of hormones, these affect your normal hormonal pattern and cause period abnormalities. Wait and watch for your periods. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy and visit your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
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 and avoid repeat use of emergency contraceptive. 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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