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Pregnancy post intake of i-pill, concern about effects on the foetus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi,I had an emergency contraceptive pill (ipill) within 12 hours of intercourse.
Still i hv become pregenent. I wish to continue with my pregnency, but i am worried abt side effects on baby. Pls helpregards,XXX                                   
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I'm Dr XXX
User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight
User :   kindly advice
User :   age 26
User :   location XXX
User :   married since 6 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ht 5ft 3 inch
User :   wt: 68kg
Doctor :   Ok
User :   kindly advice..
Doctor :   When did you confirm your pregnancy?
User :   april 3rd
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had my last period on 28th feb.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How did you confirm the pregnancy?
User :   urine test
User :   in lab
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   You can continue with your pregnancy.
User :   won't it have any side effetcs
User :   i hv researched a bit
Doctor :   The i-pill does not cause any harm to your baby.
User :   that pill contains progesterone
User :   which is harmful if high level during conception
Doctor :   OK
User :   n can lead to gentic disorders in baby
User :   is it true?
Doctor :   Generally it is safe in most of the cases
Doctor :   You have to do regular check ups
User :   is this a common case?
User :   is everyone adviced to continue?
Doctor :   You have to wait to see if there is any effect
User :   when will i come to know
User :   i hv to go for sonography this wedesday
Doctor :   With in 16 to 20 weeks
User :   will i b able to abort then?
User :   wud it b too late ? n harmful for me?
Doctor :   Ultrasound is one of the most useful in these cases
Doctor :   You can abort up to 20 weeks
Doctor :   If there is any defect in the fetus then you will come to know by 16 weeks it self
User :   ok
User :   do i need to go to some big hospital doc for consultation
Doctor :   If major defect in fetus then by 10 to 12 weeks itself
User :   i m refering a nearby hospital
Doctor :   It can be done in any hospital
User :   she is experienced doc, but wud she understand this case well
Doctor :   Only lab test are required
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot doc
Doctor :   In Case of abortion you can see big hospital
User :   ok
User :   thanks :)
Doctor :   Where facility is good
User :   ok
User :   sure will take care
Doctor :   Tell your dr about it
User :   ya
User :   i will
User :   on wednesday
User :   i wanted to find out myself a bit abt it before consulting
Doctor :   she will arrange all test required
User :   ok
Doctor :   Good luck with it
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Hope for the best
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