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used ella one pill but am yet to see my period?

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is it likely am pregnant? i finished my period 21st of feb, had unprotected sex 25/26th of feb and used ella one pill 29th of feb. but am yet to see my period?


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replied March 16th, 2012
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A32874
Hi,
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If you have taken emergency contraceptive pill within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse, it should prevent pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active after taking it). Withdrawal bleeding occurs within 5-7 days of taking the pill indicating that it has worked (which may not occur if it is taken close to periods). Since these pills contain high dosages of hormones, these affect the hormonal and period pattern causing delay in your next periods. Wait and watch for your periods which could be delayed due to the emergency contraceptive use. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation if periods do not start within 10 days or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if you develop any other new symptoms. 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 you are not ready for pregnancy.
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