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She took unwanted 72. Is she safe or she is pregnant.

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i hd unprotected sex with my gf on 17 april, her last period was on 10 april. She took unwanted 72 on 18april morning. Then from 23 april she hd bleeding for 3 days. Today is 19th may still she not having period. I she safe or she is pregnant. . Plz rly soon m 2 tensed.

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replied May 19th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A35092
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If she has taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse, it should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). 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. The bleeding that she had after few days of taking emergency contraception could be the withdrawal bleeding that usually occurs within 5-7 days of taking the emergency contraception. Wait and watch for her next periods which can be delayed. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods are missed or abnormal, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she suspects chances of pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you 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 and avoid repeated use of emergency contraception.
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