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Immediate contraception to prevent pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Me and my boy friend had sex two days back .He just slighly pushed his penis into my hole ,there was white colourless liquid coming out of his penis.. is there any chances of me getting pregnant?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know when was your last menstrual period?
User :   my next date is on feb 12
User :   last was on jan 15
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Theoretically
Doctor :   Precum which is the penile secretions that help in lubrication can contain some amount of sperms in them.
Doctor :   So yes, there are chances of pregnancy.
Doctor :   However practically, such incidents are rare (not impossible though)
Doctor :   So based on your description, considering you are in the fertile period of the month,
Doctor :   there are chances of pregnancy.
Doctor :   if you have not used emergency contraceptive pill following sexual intercourse, you will need to watch out for the symptoms of pregnancy,
Doctor :   and consider getting urine pregnancy test if such symptoms occur.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have suggested?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   after how many days the symptoms start?
User :   and also can i take i-pill?
User :   is there any side effect after taking this tablet?
Doctor :   The symptoms can start withing 4-5 days following sexual intercourse,
User :   what r the symptoms
Doctor :   however most symptoms occur following 2 weeks after exposure.
User :   i am not yet married.. so i don want this to happen
Doctor :   I pills are effective if taken earlier.
Doctor :   They are most effective when taken within couple of days following exposure.
Doctor :   You can take a pill now as 72 hours has not yet expired
User :   ok..
Doctor :   The pill will prevent implantation and not fertilization, thereby reducing the chances of pregnancy.
User :   can u please tell me the if there are any side effects?
Doctor :   the side effects of the pills is almost same as the symptoms of pregnancy - nausea, vomiting, headache, mood swings, breast enlargement, breast tenderness,
Doctor :   some people have also reported delay in the occurrence of periods.
User :   will it effect my future?
Doctor :   So if you develop such symptoms, they can either mean the side effects of pills or pregnancy,
Doctor :   hence you still need to take up pregnancy test if these symptoms occur.
Doctor :   No, these effects are going to be temporary and will normalize.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes..
User :   so i will take ipill
User :   to be on safrer side..
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take the pill to reduce the chances of pregnancy,
User :   ok.
User :   one pill?
User :   or is there any specific dosage?
Doctor :   One pill if the dose is 1.5mg
Doctor :   some pills come in 75mcrograms, where in you will need to take 2 pills.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   most I pill come as the former one, where you need only one pill.
User :   one doubt is ... his penis just touched slightly..
User :   it did not go into deep...
Doctor :   As I mentioned earlier, the chances of pregnancy is very remote,
Doctor :   however it is not absolutely impossible.
Doctor :   Since it takes just a single sperm to cause pregnancy, and precum can contain plenty of sperms, chances of pregnancy exists.
Doctor :   They are relatively rare but.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you not to take the risk and use i pill.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   it must be taken withing 72 hrs is it?
User :   is this 100% effective?
Doctor :   The best effectiveness is seen when taken withing 48hours.
User :   now 48 hrs has crossed..'
Doctor :   They are not effective when taken after 72 hours.
Doctor :   Between 48 hours and 72hours, there are chances of preventing pregnancy, as it cause the uterus unfavorable for the fertilized egg to get settled and progress to pregnancy.
Doctor :   So, there is still some help in preventing pregnancy when taken after 48 hours to 72 hours.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok..thank u so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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