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Hello, last Dec. 8, i had unprotected sex with my bf so by Dec. 9 (approx. 32 hours after), i took nordette as an ECP but only took 3pills! then after 12 hrs i took 4pills. I was supposed to have my period yesterday (dec. 16) but it didnt came and im still waiting. Am i pregnant??

P.S. I dont use other contraceptives before this.

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replied December 17th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A41029
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Regular birth control pills can be used for emergency contraception provided the pills are taken in recommended dosage for emergency contraception. If you have taken the emergency contraception within 24-48 hours of your unprotected intercourse/sexual contact, it should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). The withdrawal bleeding usually occurs within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraception (which may not occur if taken close to period). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities and appearance of new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods which can be delayed due to ECP use. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods are missed or abnormal, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting 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 if not ready for pregnancy, and avoid repeat use of emergency contraception.
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