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Is pregnancy possible after taking Plan B?

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Posted on Sat, 6 May 2017
Question: I am having an endometrial ablasion in 1 week and I'm concerned that I may have gotten pregnant in the last 24 hours. I do not want to be pregnant. Should I take Plan B or will the ablasion take care of it?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Ablation should take care!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this ablation. Being just a week old, the lining of the uterus is not good enough to accommodate any pregnancy at this time. Taking plan B might just be for double assurance but am confident that even without any further measures, you will not be pregnant.

To me, no need for plan B at this time. You are safe.

I wish you well and keep me posted on your progress.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (20 minutes later)
Please Re read my question. I have not had the ablasion yet. What if I go in for the procedure and I'm 1 week pregnant? Will the doctor know and not be able to perform the procedure?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Am sorry. I thought you had ablation already!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

To be prudent, take plan B. It is effective up to 72hours after potential encounter.

I wish you well!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is pregnancy possible after taking Plan B?

Brief Answer: Ablation should take care! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this ablation. Being just a week old, the lining of the uterus is not good enough to accommodate any pregnancy at this time. Taking plan B might just be for double assurance but am confident that even without any further measures, you will not be pregnant. To me, no need for plan B at this time. You are safe. I wish you well and keep me posted on your progress.