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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   sir i had unprotected sex with my wife on 19th march night, her last period was on 12th march . will it lead to pregency . can she take i-pill now for safety . if not what are other option to confirm not to get pregent . we have i child of 1 year old and so do not want more
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   is my question clear
User :   sir i had unprotected sex with my wife on 19th march night, her last period was on 12th march . will it lead to pregency . can she take i-pill now for safety . if not what are other option to confirm not to get pregent . we have i child of 1 year old and so do not want more
User :   doctor are you there
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   The chances of pregnancy depend on the day of ovulation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Can you confirm if your partners period were regular?
User :   one more information : her period cycle is 28-30 days
Doctor :   If her periods were 28 -30 days cycles and if they are regular, then ovulation days are usually on the 10th to 18th day.
Doctor :   Hence, since were involved in unprotected sexual intercourse on the 7th day of menstrual cycles,
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy is 20 to 30%.
Doctor :   However, i pill and other emergency contraceptive pill are effective when taken within 72 hour following sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   Since it's already past 72 hours
User :   one more information : she gets bleeding for 5 days from first day of period. this is regular with her
Doctor :   using i pill may not be effective in preventing pregnancy.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you not to use pills as the benefits are less.
User :   what should i do to 100% confirm not to get this converted to pregency and pasify my wife
User :   she is worried about getting pregent
Doctor :   Since it is already past 72 hours, emergency contraception may not work.
Doctor :   There are higher chances of her not being pregnant.
Doctor :   Hence I do not suggest you to worry about it now.
User :   "she gets bleeding for 5 days from first day of period. this is regular with her" is this info helpful in this discussion
Doctor :   The day of menstruation is counted from the first day of periods.
Doctor :   In a 28 to 30 day cycle, ovulation falls between 11th to 17th day.
Doctor :   So i would say that the chances of pregnancy is less, however is not absolutely impossible.
Doctor :   I hence suggest you not to worry.
User :   she got on 12th march so 5 day bleeding , so till 17th (12+5) its safe we did it on 19th is that ok right ? please correct me if i am wrong
Doctor :   Watch out for symptoms of pregnancy.
Doctor :   If she misses her periods, get home pregnancy test done.
Doctor :   A negative home pregnancy test rules out pregnancy,
Doctor :   but if they come positive, then you can consider medical termination if you do not wish to continue pregnancy.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   con it be done now (home test) is it usseful
User :   yes doctor i can understand it
Doctor :   Urine pregnancy test check for the levels of HCG in the urine,
Doctor :   which usually start rising after 7 days following sexual intercourse.
User :   thank you doc for your assurances, please suggest best birth control for us
Doctor :   the chances of false negative are higher if tested before 2 weeks following sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to wait for atleast 2 weeks
Doctor :   the best is to check them if your partner misses her periods
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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