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Plan B on the 2nd day of ovulation

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I took Plan B on the 2nd day of ovulation 8 hours after unprotected intercourse(May 18 @approx. 2am was intercourse, pill @ 10am).I know for sure that I was ovulating as I keep track of it through a calendar(that I didn't check before having intercourse). I am wondering how this will affect the use and efficiency of the EC, and my period is due on June 5th. I have had 3 children previously so I am fertile and had NO issue getting pregnant previously.


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replied May 30th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A47524
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have taken ECP within 24-48 hours of your unprotected sexual contact (even if around your ovulation time), then you should be able to prevent pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after taking it). Look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your periods that can be delayed due to ECP use. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get 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 ECP use. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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