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Avoid pregnancy after 78 hrs of intercourse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Me and my finace had sex 78 hours back exactly. And we dint use protection. And our wedding is scheduled to be in december so pregnancy is huge issue for us. We just checked with preganews. And it indicated 3 lines which we dont know what it means but i am sure its positive. So i guess i-pill will not be effective now as 72 hours already passed. Please advice what to do now to avoid pregnancy?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello sir
Doctor :   give me a min, let me read your query
User :   Sure sir
Doctor :   may i know your fiance age ?
User :   26 sir
Doctor :   ok now let me explain to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   well within 72 hours no home kit will show and result, IF suppose the fertilization did took place then also it will take MINIMUM of 8 days to show in a pregnancy test
Doctor :   so at this point its no use to do a pregnancy test
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   yes since 72 hours are over so I PILL will not be effective
User :   ok Sir, then to be sure that fertilization does not take place what can we do?
Doctor :   you need to wait at the moment thats the best option.
Doctor :   then after 8 days you should do the test and again on day 12 you should do it
User :   And what will be the option after 8 days if its positive in test sir
User :   And shall we consult a doctor in our locality , i mean if its possible to detect within 4 days by doctors
Doctor :   if she is pregnant then the most SAFEST way that i will recommend you is that you should get a D and C procedure one by a gynecologist
Doctor :   no it will be not possible by any test before day 8
User :   And what exactly is D & C procedure?
User :   Is it the abortion you mean?
Doctor :   that is the most safest way where it takes just about 10 mins and no hospitalization is required. basically in this procedure the product of conception are sucked out
Doctor :   by a vacuum device, its completely safe and with no side effects
User :   does it involve any kind of surgery and i hope it is nor criminal to do it as we arent married yet.
Doctor :   and no complications in any sort in future
User :   I mean does it require any sort of parental consent
Doctor :   no its not criminal
Doctor :   no not at all you just need to go to a gynecologist and its completely legal
User :   ok sir...i would like to ask one last question.
User :   Which is the sure shot device to test pregnance after 8 days
Doctor :   sure please go ahead
Doctor :   all home kits are the same it does not matter
User :   Ok sir..Thanks for all your time. Thanks for taking up my query
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care and there is nothing to worry about
User :   Thanks a lot sir
Doctor :   no problem, have a good day
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