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took ipill in an hour. both the times

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me and my gf had unprotected sex on 16th april and took an ipill in an hour and then had unprotected sex again on 21st april and took an ipill in an hour. both the times we had sex..i did not ejaculate inside or outside her. on 5th may she started spotting and then bleeding..what does this mean? is she pregnant? when will her next periods come?


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replied May 30th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A43626
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Repeated dosages of ECP are not recommended. Since these contain high dosages of hormones, these can disrupt your normal hormonal pattern and cause period abnormalities (since she has taken repeat dosage, effects will be more pronounced). The altered bleeding could be attributed to the ECP use. If she has taken emergency contraception within 48 hours of intercourse it should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after she took the ECP). Wait and watch for her usual periods that may be delayed due to ECP use (due to high hormonal content of the ECP disrupting the normal hormonal pattern). Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but 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 if you are not ready for pregnancy. She should avoid repeat use of ECP.
Take care.


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