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Avoiding pregnancy after unprotected sex, extended periods 6-7 days, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Sir/Ma'm
User :   Good Evening
User :   Just wanted your help..
User :   what will be the best way to avoid pregnency after unprotected sex..
User :   I had it with my wife..
User :   We don't want baby as of now
Doctor :   I shall provide you with the necessary information.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Could you answer few of my questions before I can give you the informations?
User :   sure
Doctor :   1. Does your wife have regular menstrual periods?
User :   i m his wife, i had a gap of few days this time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Generally are your periods regular in the past?
User :   it was extended for 6 or 7 days
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When did you have your last menstrual period and when is it expected to occur?
User :   it had to start on 4th,but came on 10 or was over before 5 days
User :   today is the 5th day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you on contraceptive pills?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me answer your question now.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The chances of pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse varies depending on the day of menstrual cycle.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The chances are the highest, when sexual intercourse occurs during the time of ovulation.
User :   and what is the time duration of it
Doctor :   Rougly, the days fall between 11 to 17th day of the menstrual cycle,
User :   ok
Doctor :   the first day is calculated from the first day of the bleeding.
Doctor :   Taking into consideration, you get your periods every 28 to 30 days generally (except on few occasions),
Doctor :   the chances that you could become pregnant now due to this unprotected sexual intercourse is minimal.
User :   yes
Doctor :   You could take extra precautionary measures by using ipill which is an emergency contraceptive pill
Doctor :   to doubly make sure that you do not get pregnant.
User :   i pill adds which we see on tv
User :   that same one
Doctor :   The additional precautionary measures is recommended, if you are not very sure of the regularity of your cycle or not very sure of the dates.
Doctor :   Yes, the same one.
User :   does it have any side effects
Doctor :   They are known to prevent pregnancy 95 to 97 out of 100 times when used before 24 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.
User :   ok
Doctor :   As far as side effects is concerned, most women tolerate this pill very well.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Few may experience symptoms such as nausea, mild headache, breast tenderness, back ache.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some may have transient disturbances in the regularity of menstrual periods for next 1-2 months.
Doctor :   These side effects settle on its own.
User :   one more question .......i m feeling burning feeling down there
Doctor :   There are no clear cut data on the percentage of women who experience this side effect, however it is one of the safely and widely suggested pill for emergency contraception.
Doctor :   The burning sensation could either be due to trauma, inflammation secondary to friction or infection.
Doctor :   If the symptoms do not improve in day or two, I encourage you to consult a doctor for physical examination.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You may need tests - urine test, swab test and so on.
User :   ok
Doctor :   In the mean time, avoid sexual intercourse till the symptoms improve and drink plenty of water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   I hope only 1 i pill is required, that I will be taking in morning...right?
Doctor :   The pill acts when taken within 48 to 72 hour after the time of sexual intercourse,
Doctor :   but its effectiveness is highest if taken within 24 hours.
Doctor :   You may use it at any time.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not worry, the chances of you getting pregnant is very, very minimal.
User :   Thanks for your help...
Doctor :   I pill will prevent pregnancy, if my calculation was wrong.
Doctor :   Hope I have answered your query.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries?
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Good Night Sir /Ma'm
Doctor :   Good night.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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