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Effect of accidental intake of pill on foetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type are the two weeks added, from the date i had sex or the first day after my last period
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help u?
User :   hi, im really confused, i seen the doctor and they have confirmed i am 5 and a half weeks pregnant, its the conception thing i can underdtand, and i dont know why they add 2 weeks on?
User :   *cant
User :   basically, i had my period on or around 19th september, are the 2 weeks added from then because that makes at my most fertile?
Doctor :  
why do u think they have added 2 weeks?
User :   because they told me they have added 2 weeks as they worked out the date from my last period?
Doctor :  
normally the age of the baby is calculated from last menstrual period ,and 14 days
User :   ok so thats right then?..thats where the two weeks come in?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is the true age of the bay
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User :   they way i have worked it out is, i had my period on or around 19th September, I had sex on 3rd of october so that technically makes me 5.5 weeks pregnant?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
cos after ur period 14th day is ovulation day
Doctor :   will be around 3r october
User :   i also had sex on the 17th october and took the morning after pill as i was not planning the pregnancy, is it likely i was pregnant before and also, is there a chance this can harm my unborn baby?x
Doctor :  
just a sec please
Doctor :  
There is no evidence to show that the pill will harm your baby in any way. Babies exposed to the pill are not at increased risk for developing complications or birth defects.
User :   so just to be sure....i conceived on 3rd October?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Thanks Doc, you have cleared that up for me!!
Doctor :  
u can go for ultrasound scanning
Doctor :   welcome
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User :   No thank you, ive filled in the feedback form, thank you for all of your help
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