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i had unprotected sex on June 1st late night and next day took the morning after pill. Now im feeling so tired and my breasts hurt so much and they're full. My period is due on the 27th. Could i be pregnant? Should i take a pregnancy test??

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replied June 20th, 2011
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The emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) work in preventing pregnancy if taken within 48-72 hours of the unprotected sexual contact. Since it contains high doses of hormones, it can disrupt the normal hormonal pattern, and cause bleeding and period abnormalities. Wait and watch for your periods. Your symptoms of feeling tired, sore breasts, could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. Urine pregnancy tests can show false negative results at times hence they cannot be relied upon for accuracy. Urine pregnancy test kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Blood/serum HCG level estimation is accurate. If you suspect to be pregnant, visit your doctor/gynecologist for examination (to look for signs of pregnancy changes in body) and getting a blood HCG test done (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
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