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16 yr oldf gf having abdominal pain after emergency contrace

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Me and my gf had sex on her 16th day, she took an emergency contraceptive the next day, now after 4 days, she is having abdominal pain. what should we do?


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replied March 11th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A42528
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Abdominal pain as a side effect of the post coital pill does not occur after 4 days of taking it. Any ectopic pregnancy due to post coital failure is another possibility although its chances are less.

Moreover this abdominal pain can be unrelated to the intercourse. The various possibilities which present with such pain in the abdomen are diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, bowel obstruction, ovarian cysts and pelvic inflammatory disease,irritable bowel syndrome , kidney obstruction or pyelonephritis, psoas abscess and volvolus (twisting of the sigmoid part of the large bowel on itself).

Investigations like ultrasound abdomen, CT abdomen and colonoscopy are required to confirm a diagnosis.My advise is to consult a gastroenterologist and discuss these possibilities with him.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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