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a side effects of the pill or am I got pregnant?

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I had sex on 18th and my bf's condom slipped off and I had taken a emergency contraceptive pill within a hour but yesterday I was experiencing spotting and bleeding and today I am suffering from bearable abdominal pain and feeling more tired . is it a side effects of the pill or am I got pregnant? feeling tensed :-(

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replied December 31st, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Since you had taken the post coital pill within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, chances of pregnancy are less.

The spotting and bleeding can be due to breakthrough bleeding which occurs as a result of the excess hormonal contents of the post coital pill.

If you are apprehensive regarding the status of your pregnancy you can get it checked. Most home pregnancy tests that check urine beta-HCG are sensitive to 20-25 mIU/ml of HCG. The test can be positive anywhere from about 2-3 days prior to a missed menses to 4-5 days after, but usually it should be done 7-10 days past your missed period.

Otherwise you can get a serum HCG also done which is more specific than urine pregnancy test.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.

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