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Taking ipill after having unprotected sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor !
User :   This is regarding the intercourse had with my spouse..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   unfortunately i had condom ruptured.. and here expected cycle would be on 23rd..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we in in family planning and could you suggest any tab for this moment so that she could get her cycle this time with out fail?
Doctor :   May I know when was her last period?
Doctor :   And are her periods regular?
User :   last 23rd !
Doctor :   And when did you have the sexual intercourse?
User :   it might pre pone and post pone for 3 to 4 days at max
User :   this morning !
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Based on the menstrual cycle details given, your partner is in the most fertile period of the month.
Doctor :   Hence, if you are planning to avoid pregnancy and if she is not on any family planning methods,
Doctor :   then I suggest you to use emergency contraceptive pills.
User :   okey..
Doctor :   Emergency contraceptive pills are available as I pill.
Doctor :   One I pill has to be taken as early as 72 hours from the time of sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   The more earlier, the better it is.
User :   sounds good..
User :   can u tell me any good tablet?
Doctor :   So you can inform your partner to take this pill within the next 24 hours.
Doctor :   Emergency contraceptive pills are progesterone only pills.
User :   and also can you please tell me is thr any side effect if i stop using and condom and she continue that i pill?
Doctor :   All the brands of emergency contraceptive pills contain the same drug.
Doctor :   You mean, you want to stop using condoms and use only these pills?
User :   yes if i wish my spouse could continue i pill for the moment..
User :   also plz let me know for today's problem is one tab is enough?
Doctor :   I pill contains 1.5mg of progesterone
Doctor :   and this is enough.
Doctor :   If you are planning to purchase other emergency pill, look for the dosage of levonorgestrel.
Doctor :   some pill may contain half this dosage.
Doctor :   In that case you will need 2 pills to be taken within 24hours of the first pill usage.
Doctor :   hence to avoid this confusion,
Doctor :   I would suggest you to use I pill only(as the dose of the levonorgestrel will be the same in all products of I pil)
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   lemme summarize .. i need to give 1 I pill for now which has progesterone only contents.. am i right
Doctor :   Yes,
User :   thx..
User :   alos one more thing
Doctor :   Yes, proceed.
User :   is thr any side effects to my spouse if she continues to take I pill?
User :   which has progesterone content only?
Doctor :   Most people don't have any side effects,
Doctor :   but few have experienced transient menstrual irregularities which gets normalised in the subsequent cycles, nausea, headache, hair loss, weight changes with this drug.
Doctor :   Because of these side effects, its recommended, that you use this pills only in emergency situations such as this.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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