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Had sex, used unwanted-72. Waiting for periods. Pregnant? Side effect of pill?

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me and my gf have sex 20th may. my gf use unwanted-72 . he got period on 29th may. but next period still not come. she is pregnent or side effect? after how many days period comes.
Posted Tue, 6 Aug 2013 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 2 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

You and your girlfriend had unprotected sex on 20 May 2013 and she took Unwanted-72 soon after which was followed by periods on 29 May 2013. Your query is that this time why she did not still have her periods.

Unwanted 72 contains high level of hormones and is used as an emergency contraceptive to prevent implantation of an embryo. This happens by alteration in the hormone balance of the body making it unsuitable for the uterus to allow pregnancy.

Coming to your present query, the altered hormonal balance takes time to get back to normal. Under this situation there may be absence or delay in periods for a while. This is what is happening now. In some women this takes will takes one or two months. The sudden increase in hormone levels after taking Unwanted 72 needs to settle down.

Unwanted 72 should be taken only in case of emergency. It can cause cysts in ovary if taken regularly and also cause delayed and absent periods.
Please use condoms, this will give added protection from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

Hope your query is answered.

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Dr A. Rao Kavoor
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Follow-up: Had sex, used unwanted-72. Waiting for periods. Pregnant? Side effect of pill? 18 hours later
today me and my gf have sex. and take another pill of unwanted-72. so can you tell
me please when next period will come. please tell me. i am worry about her period.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 8 hours later
Hi,

You and your girlfriend had unprotected sexual intercourse on 20 May 2013 and she took Unwanted-72 soon after which she had her periods on 29 May 2013. She did not have her periods thereafter and you once again had sexual intercourse followed by Unwanted 72 and would like to know when she will have her periods next.

I would like to repeat what I previously said that Unwanted 72 contains high level of hormones and is used as an emergency contraceptive ONLY, in order to prevent implantation of an embryo. This happens by alteration in the hormone balance of the body making it unsuitable for the uterus to allow pregnancy. This altered hormonal balance takes some time to revert back to normal. Under this situation there may be absence or delay in periods for a while. In some women this takes one or two months. Different women react differently to the hormones hence it is not possible to predict a precise date. You will have to give the sudden increase in hormone levels after taking the pill time to settle down.

I am once again stressing that this pill should not be taken so often. It has side effects like causing delayed or absent periods and cysts in the ovary that may be detrimental in the long run. Barrier methods are free of these side effects.

I hope this answers your question,

Dr. A. Rao. Kavoor.


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Follow-up: Had sex, used unwanted-72. Waiting for periods. Pregnant? Side effect of pill? 12 hours later
can you have any solution to end 15-30days pregency. i have sex with my girl friend and also use condom. but i have doubt that fue sperm enter in vagina. so how we remove our doubt. can you have any technique to check pregency before 72 hours aftr having sex. after having sex next day can prega news use for test pregency ?please give me all questions answer.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 10 hours later
Hi,

You and your girlfriend had unprotected sexual intercourse on 20 May 2013 and she took Unwanted-72 soon after which she had her periods on 29 May 2013. She did not have her periods thereafter and you once again had sexual intercourse followed by another Unwanted 72. This time you used condom but are unsure whether there was direct contact and you have a few doubts regarding that.

For 15-30 days pregnancy the solution is to visit your gynecologist. There are various ways of abortion like - pills are given orally followed by confirmation by your gynecologist after 2 weeks which may require a surgical procedure thereafter. The other option is surgical procedures like vacuum aspiration where a hollow tube is inserted into the uterus and the suction breaks and destroys the fetus into bits and sucks it out. This is possible up to 7 weeks of pregnancy. Another option between 6-14 weeks is a surgical procedure called Dilatation and curettage where a curette is inserted into the uterus and fetus is destroyed and scraped out.

No there is no way to detect pregnancy so early within 72 hours. Tests like prega news detect pregnancy usually around 2 weeks later. Before that, the chances of it showing a false positive may be high. So no, you cannot use it to check one day after intercourse. Ultrasound of pelvis can be done to confirm pregnancy at 6-7 weeks of gestation.

I would like to repeat what I previously said that Unwanted 72 contains high level of hormones and is used as an emergency contraceptive ONLY, in order to prevent implantation of an embryo.

I am once again stressing that this pill should not be taken so often. It has side effects like causing delayed or absent periods and cysts in the ovary that may be detrimental in the long run. Barrier methods are free of these side effects.

I hope this answers all your questions,
Dr. A. Rao. Kavoor.


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