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Had unprotected sex. Took unwanted 72. There is no bleeding or spot after taking. Am I pregnant?

Mar 2016
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i read on many says if the girl bleeds after taking the unwanted 72 within 4 to 5 days it means the pill has worked but it did not mention anything about when the girl does not bleed,please help me. we had sex on 14 April & i took unwantend 72 on 15 April .After taking there was no bleeding or spot after taking unwanted 72. my period must come on 3 of may month will my period come on time or it will be delay i am just worried why did i not have bleeding with in 4 or 5 days my last period time was on 3 April till 8 April i had sex on 14 April & i took unwanted 72 on 15 April before 24 hours but i did not get any bleeding which we have after taking it after 4 to 5 days

1) Pls say me is it compulsory to bleed after taking unwanted 72 or did my unwanted 72 pill worked
2) when can i have my period last time it was on 3april to 7april will i have it on 3 may
3) Is it compulsory i should have bleeding within 4 or 5 days after taking unwanted 72
4) Is that i am pregnant if i don't have bleeding If i get what shall i do . I don't want to get pregnant right now

Pls try to ans my quires fast i will be thank full
Posted Tue, 21 May 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your all queries. My comments are as follows:

1) It is not compulsory to bleed after taking unwanted 72 pill. But most of the cases, we see that a withdrawal bleeding comes out within 7-10 days of taking the pill. Taking the pill within first 24 hrs gives protection more than 95% against unwanted pregnancy.

2) Following taking the pill, next period cycle may be delayed 7-10 days due to hormonal imbalance and mental stress.

3) You should wait up to 7 days (10th May) to get your period normally. If you do not get your period in this time, you need to undergo one home pregnancy test with urine initially and blood test for beta-HCG to rule out pregnancy. Following test report, you need to consult with gynecologist for next line of management.

Don't be worried. Try to avoid mental stress by yoga/ meditation and take healthy diet with more vegetables & drink more water. Take sound sleep and practice safe sex in future.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wish your good health. Good luck.

Dr Soumen.
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