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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hey,
I took the morning after pill the day after my period ended on the 29th January, two weeks later I had intercourse again but the condom broke and I wouldnt take the ma pill again, my period is now 10 days overdue. I took a pregnancy test - first response on the 7th day which said I was NOT pregnant, I've had pms symptoms like bad skin and bloatedness but im also experiencing alot of clear or sometimes white discharge. Help please
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   20
Doctor :   ok the morning after pill is ONLY effective for 72 hours from the time of intercourse, after which its not effective at all
User :   Ya i took it within 12 hours after the 1st unprotected intercourse
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and now the second time you didnt took it right ?
User :   Correct
User :   I was told you cant take it that often
Doctor :   it takes 8 to 12 days for the test to be positive i would suggest that you should repeat the test again in 2 days
Doctor :   the white discharge you are having is a a sign of a infection
User :   Oh ok, the test said it works 6 days before missed period or is just a selling technique?
Doctor :   yeah its always better to do it twice
User :   Ok i'll do it again just to be sure
Doctor :   also i would recommend that you should get a urine test done
Doctor :   is the discharge foul smelling ?
User :   no
Doctor :   when did you first noticed it ?
User :   when i was due to start my period
Doctor :   and its still happening ?
User :   not as much no just a tiny bit
Doctor :   ok, well still a simple test is recommended, that can be done at a walk in clinic too
Doctor :   also do repeat the pregnancy test as well
User :   Is it possible to miss a period over the morning after pill, my friend said it is but I personally doubt it
User :   I'll do the test again friday
User :   Is there any specific brand you recommend
Doctor :   all are the same
Doctor :   and do the same thing
Doctor :   but 2 tests are always recommended
User :   ok
User :   What will i do if it says negative again?
Doctor :   then we will focus on your white discharge and it needs to be tested
User :   Ok, will do
User :   Is there anything else i should know
Doctor :   no thats all
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   I hope so, Im just really worried I have always has a regulare period and was taking microlite....I moved country and havent registered with a doctor yet to renew the perscription
User :   Would u advise gettin a blood test done if it test is negative again
Doctor :   no 2 tests are pretty accurate
User :   Ok thank you so much for your help
User :   I really appreciate it
Doctor :   your welcome
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