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Emergency contraceptives, safety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   my friend is a married woman
Doctor :   Ok
User :   her problem is she and her husband had sex and she is not sure whether she should take pill
User :   she is worried about the side effects
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is newly married
Doctor :   Are they trying to have kids ?
User :   not now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   just 1 month she got married
Doctor :   To answer this question I need few details like
Doctor :   Her date of the last period ?
Doctor :   Normal cycle duration ?
Doctor :   Date of intercourse ?
Doctor :   Her periods due date ?
User :   well 11 may it started and was there till 15 may
Doctor :   Ok
User :   intercourse day was 24 may
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is her usual length of the cycle ?
User :   4-5 days
Doctor :   I mean the duration in between the periods ?
User :   ohh....its regular
User :   26-30 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She has had in the fertile period meaning
Doctor :   There is high possibility of conception
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   Meaning she can become pregnant
User :   ok
User :   what she shud do jnow?
Doctor :   So your question is how to prevent pregnancy ?
User :   now?
User :   yes
User :   can she take unwanted 72?
Doctor :   You can go for emergency contraceptives
User :   not me doctor
User :   my friend
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   These to be taken within 72 hours of intercourse in-order for them to be effective
User :   but when they had intercourse they were not sure whether the sperm had come out or not
User :   her husband is not sure
Doctor :   Its better to take emergency contraceptives
User :   any side effects
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Side effects are
Doctor :   Excessive menstrual flow
User :   so is it safe ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i have one question
Doctor :   Sure
User :   while having intercourse, for a guy it will be difficult to understand whether its the sperm or the normal fluid that comes out
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are both same?
Doctor :   What do you mean by normal fluid ?
User :   no like i heard from my friend itself that while intercourse the sperm comes out later stage
User :   but generally that place secretes a fluid just a gals
Doctor :   That is not entirely true
Doctor :   No
User :   ok
User :   so even a drop can cause pregnancy?
Doctor :   Yes, there are instances where pregnancy have occurred even when ejaculation was only done outside the vagina
User :   ok
User :   so i can ask her to the pill at the earliest then
Doctor :   Yes
User :   any problem in the later stage if she wants to concieve
User :   a child?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is safe
User :   thank u doctor for the help
User :   it was quite a learning for me as well
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with ?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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