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Does Ipill Work? what further steps?

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Hi,

Me and my gf had unprotected sex. her periods are very irregular. they are normally 38 to 42 days long. We had sex on the 30th days ie she had her periods on 25 April and we had sex on 25 May. Just after our sex, we have ipill within 5 Hours. as per my knowledge i havent ejaculated in her.

1- Can she be pregnant?
2- Does Ipill Work?
3- What to do as we are hihly in tension.
4- what further steps? how to indue periods. We r too stresed out about pregnancy.

PLease Help.


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replied May 30th, 2015
Birth Control Answer A52422
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If her periods / menstrual cycles are irregular, it is difficult to predict her ovulation time. The pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is known to be associated with highest failures (pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid is known to contain sperms and no man can be 100% sure that pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid did not leak out during vaginal penetration), hence if you were sexually active around ovulation time, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. For a regular menstrual cycle of about 28-30 days length, the usual fertile days would lie between days 8-18 of the cycle taking day 1 as first day of bleeding with ovulation occurring around 14th-16th day. If fertile mucus had been present at time of intercourse, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days and fertilize the egg upon ovulation. After ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized. The ECP taken should have helped her in preventing pregnancy if she has taken it within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse (provided you were not sexually active after she has taken ECP). Wait and watch for her usual periods that may be delayed due to ECP use (ECP contains high dosages of hormones that can disrupt hormonal cycle causing period abnormalities). Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but 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 if you are not ready for pregnancy, and she should avoid repeat use of ECP.
Take care.


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