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get pregnant even after taking i-pill within 15 hours?

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sir,me nd my gf had sex on 29 dec. Nd i ejaculate inside her for 3 times. Then after 14 hrs. She took i-pill. And after seven days 5th january she started bleeding. Her LMP was on 13 dec. Nd expected next period due date is 13 to 16th january. So wht this bleeding is? Nd is therd any chances of pregnancy? Is it period or sumthing else. Plzhelp me.

and now she is still bleeding from 5th jan. what this bleeding is? is it dangerous or normal?when she should need to take home pregnancy test? is there any chances of getting pregnant even after taking i-pill within 15 hours? plz help.... thank u

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replied January 8th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A30164
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If your partner has taken the emergency contraceptive pills within 24-48 hours of the unprotected sexual intercourse as per the given instructions, it should work in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). There can be rare chances of having contraceptive failure where the pill does not work in preventing pregnancy. Withdrawal bleeding usually occurs within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraceptive indicating that the pill has worked (which could be the cause for the bleeding she has). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities. Wait and watch for her next periods which can be delayed. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, she should consider visiting her doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). She can also consider taking urine pregnancy test if her next periods are delayed by more than 10 days (to arrive at expected period date, count the usual menstrual cycle length starting with first day of her withdrawal bleed), or if she misses her next periods, or if she develops any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy.
If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you intend to remain sexually active, she should consider visiting her gynecologist to get 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 and avoid repeat use of emergency contraceptive pills.
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