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Efficacy of I-pill if taken after 65 hours of intercourse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   where can i get a boold pregenancy test done in XXX.and what is the cost
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   i had taken an ipill after 65 hrs
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed.
Doctor :   When did you take the pill?
User :   on 13
User :   sep
Doctor :   When were your periods due?
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   my due date is 23rd
User :   but they are usually earlier by 3 days then the previous time
Doctor :   Due you mean to say that they are still due on 23rd or they should have been on 20th?
Doctor :   As you are mentioning that they are 3 days earlier.
User :   it was 23rd last time so it should be 20 th this time
User :   home test came negative
User :   but can i get sm blood test done for this??
Doctor :   Urine test would not show up so early in some cases and blood test is the confirmatory test.
Doctor :   Yes you can go for Blood HCG test.
User :   where can i get it done in XXX??
Doctor :   Any Pathology Lab will do it.
User :   will it give correct results this early
Doctor :   It will be better to wait for another five days.
User :   hmm
User :   i need to fly to us on 28 th oct in the case my test is positive can an succeful abortion be done in this short period
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes need to wait for 4 to 5 more days before going for blood test
Doctor :   Yes if it is positive it can be done by means of pills.
User :   how long does it take and will it be safe for me to fly to XXX on 28th
Doctor :   It may take 2 to 3 days but then you have to go for follow up later.
User :   ok..should i counsolt a gyno or just go for blood test
Doctor :   You can go for blood test and then if positive then you can go to gynaec
User : last thing how long does the blood test report takes to came and whts the cost
Doctor :   It may take a day and charges may vary according to lab from 300 to 600
User : say in case i am pregent have the abortion done on 5th of october will it be safe enough to fly to XXX on 28 th october
Doctor :   Yes you can if there are no other symptoms at that time. Usually after taking the pills there is alteration in monthly cycles for 2 to 3 cycles and you need to be careful for that.
User :   is bed rest required after taking the pills
Doctor :   For 2 to 3 days you may require as the flow would be heavy and may be associated with pain.
User :   ok thanks a lot for your advice
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   i took ipill after 66 hrs can it be that periods are delayed becauses of that
Doctor :   These pills cause alteration in the hormonal levels and do delay the periods for some time and are about 96% effective
User :   but its not very effective when taken so late rt?
Doctor :   It is if taken within 72 hours of intercourse.
Doctor :   But efficacy decreases
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