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Is pregnancy possible despite taking emergency contraceptive pill?

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Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in Women's Health
Question: I had a medical abortion two weeks ago and there was no complication as proven by the doctor. I went on regular pills exactly one week after the abortion and had sex with condom after taking 3 pills (around day 11/12 in the cycle counted from the first day of abortion) However, the condom was broken and some sperm must have gone inside my vigina. I was so worried so I took the morning after pill in 20 minutes but owing to the fact that I might be ovulating so I took extra protection by inserting the copper IUD for emergency contraception in 16 hours after sex. The doctor said all these contraceptions won't clashed but I am so worried right now ): I don't wanna be pregnant again!!
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You have no chances to be pregnant.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!
Thanks for your query.

You should wait till your periods come because;

Taking emergency pill in 20 min and inserting copper IUD in 16 hours after unprotected intercourse ,chances for pregnancy are very very low ,almost are 0.

The most effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex is with an intrauterine device (IUD), a new study finds(0.9 percent of the women subsequently became pregnant).

You have had an abortion two weeks ago and ovulation occurs by three to six weeks after abortion.

All the best and take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 8 minutes later
Thanks Doctor, it is really helpful. i think im really really paranoid because i bought a few ovulation kits and they show i was ovulating. Does IUD prevent pregnancy during ovulation as well? ahhh im actually from HK and im so freaked out ):
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear !

IUD is very effective ,as I sad above only 0.9 percent of women subsequently became pregnant irrespective of ovulation or not .

Nothing more can be done. Wait for your periods to come .

You need to be calm because being stressed can cause delay periods .

All the best and don't worry so much.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 44 minutes later
Thank you so much doctor. i experienced some bleeding after the insertion of iud. i went to the doc for checkup and she said the IUD was still in place. I guess i was really really worried ): Do you think i should still continue with the birth control pills? ive had 7 pills so far
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
don't need birth control pill...

Detailed Answer:
HELLO!

I think that you don't need extra protection like birth control pill because you have IUD .
For extra protection you only need to use condoms around the time of ovulation .

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 24 minutes later
yeah but the doc said i may bleed if i dont take yhe pills
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow your doctors instructions...

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again.
If your doctor gave you birth control pill for bleeding not for extra protection you can use it as prescribed from doctor .
But bleeding for a few days after having an IUD fitted is normal.


Take care and all the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 23 hours later
thanks doctor. I had heavier bleeding (red blood) which is similar like a period but lighter after the checkup yesterday and it lasted till now. the reason why i am still on birth control pills is that the doc said i will have heavy bleeding if i stop taking it. Ahhhh im so confused. is it a period or spotting?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
The other use of birth control pills is to regulate periods and it can control the heavy bleeds.

Now you are sure that you arent pregnant.
Take much liquids and take a rest.

All the best and take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 52 minutes later
Why am i sure that im not pregnant?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
HI dear!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

You are sure because you are menstruating and you have abundant bleeding.
Don't worry so much.

Take it easy and care for your self
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Sorry for being annoying doctor, i am just so so worried. I thought it is infection or something else ):
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
You arent annoying but is my pleasure to communicate with you and to solve your problems .

If you havent symptoms like :
changes of discharges such as foul smell, change of color(to yellow or green),increase amount ,change their consistency(like cheese) itching or vaginal swelling abdominal pain etc you are unlikely to have infection.

With sincerity
Dr.Vjollce

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Thank you for being patient doctor :) I guess what i can do now is to simply wait for my period to come but it is just so confusing because i dont know whether the bleeding is period or something else...... So does it mean that im not pregnant when i bleed?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again !
I see that you are stressed but please be calm because you dont solve anything .

Please tell me if have more bleeding or not?

If bleeding continue for more days and is more abundant than your period ,you should contact with your doctor.

Having periods is a sign that you arent pregnant.

All the best



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
The bleeding is not Abundant than my period. It smells like a period and it's lighter than a period. The bleeding increased after the checkup of IUD. (putting something inside my vagina for less than 1 min)
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
HI DEAR AGAIN!

Its OK if bleeding is lighter than a period because you are under birth control pill and IUD.
If you have done the check up for IUD doctor has excluded cervicitis or infection of cervix .
Increases bleed after check up may be from per vaginam visit.
Putting something inside your vagina is called speculum.


TAKE CARE
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 20 minutes later
I LOVE YOU DOCTOR <3
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome to HCM for all problems that you have .

Take care and all the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 22 hours later
Thank you doctor. Does taking the same pill like the morning after pill over 3-4 times weaken the effectiveness of the pill? 0.0
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!

Thank you for your appreciation.

Using the same pill 3 to 4 times doesnt weaken the effectiveness of the pill.
But you should keep in mind that using them so often can cause side effects.

All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 48 hours later
Hi again doctor. I am still bleeding, like a normal period 10 days after the iud was inserted... There isnt any crampings or crazy side effects but there was just blood (red and brown) like a lighter period.... Actually, what sort of blood is it and where does the blood come from? i am afraid im losing too much of my real blood from my body! thanks do c
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again.
Dont worry so much because bleeding (spotting)for 10 days after inserting IUD is normal.
Is known as a side effect of COPPER IUD until 3 to 6 months of insertion .

But if light bleeding turn to heavy and you have another symptoms you should contact with your doctor.

You can take iron supplements and rich iron foods to prevent anemia .

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 48 minutes later
Does this bleeding have anything to do with pregnancy/ no pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
I know that you are scared after the abortion you have done but you should be calm because in this way you can damage yourself .

Light bleeding isnt sign of pregnancy.

Please take it easy.
All the best from me and i will be ready to assist to remove this sensation of being pregnant.


Sincerely dr Vjollce
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 24 hours later
Thank Dr Vjollce. I havent been drinking for a while ever seen i had the abortion and i started drinking again for pleasure/ Stress these five days and i found out i drank more water and my stomach is feeling a bit funny.... is it normal with the alcohol?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dont abuse with alcohol.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!
Drinking water is the best thing you should do all times because water is the best liquid and it help metabolism of your body,and is the best moisture.

Alcohol is very toxic ,for these reason please do not use it ,because you are so young.

Funny stomach may be because you have had excess stress.

All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later
Yes i think i am too worried ):
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dont worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!

I know the reason you are worried but you have done all what is possible.

Now be calm ,take a walk every day and live your life because you are so young.

Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 5 hours later
Thanks for your encouragement, doctor. I took a pregnancy test (clearblue) 3/4 days before the period is due and it came out negative. i took a test 10 days ago and there was still a faint positive line but that line didnt show up at all today. So, i have a pretty good chance i am not pregnant right? :D i just feel really dehydrated this week, possibiy due to the alcohol ...

thanks for cheering me up doctor. it means a lot for me❤️
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
You arent pregnant

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again and again!
Thanks for your query.
If the pregnancy test 3-4 days before your periods was negative,means that you arent pregnant.

Faint line positive 10 days ago means that BHCg is from pregnancy that you terminated.

All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 27 minutes later
thank you doctor. i am having abdominal pain and feeling so thirsty this week ... dunno what happ
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.

Feeling thirsty may from stress ,because excess stress cause increase of adrenaline and the latter cause thirst.

Abdominal pain can be from change on your stomach because:
You have been on stress
you have consume much alcohol.
Please stop using alcohol and use much water .

All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 41 minutes later
ok
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome to health magic care .

Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 43 hours later
Thanks doctor. i still have two birth control pills left for the first pack... when i was going to bathroom just now, there was some pink blood in the tissue. It isnt sign of pregnancy right?? ahhh why am j bleeding
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 47 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!

Pink blood isnt sign for pregnancy.
Bleeding may be a side effect by use of oral contraception because its known to give this side effect in the first three months of its use .

All the best

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 6 minutes later
Thanks doctor. i have finished all pills yesterday and i found some brownish blood/ spotting on my panties and i feel like my uteris is contracting... is it period? :D
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
Its a period.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
Thanks for your query.
Sorry for the delay of your response.
Having spotting with contraction ,after you finished your contraceptive pills is a sign that you are menstruating.
Do not worry if the flux of periods is as spotting but this is caused from the use of contraception pill and IUD.

ALL THE BEST
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later
thx :)
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
Thnx and from your part.

Take care of your self
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
I can see red blood right now.. and i guess its probably period... i have stopped taking pills yesterday so when should i start my second pack of pills? i was taking 21 days pills
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below .

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again.

You should start your second pack 7 days after the first pack .

All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 31 hours later
thank you Doctor. I really appreciated your help throughout this tough month... but i dont think i will continue subscribing this amazing healthmagic service at this moment but i will definitely come back if i need help with health issue (hopefully not). You have really made me feel a lot better. Love you doctor from HK

KUMIKO
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi!

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear again!
You are always welcome to HCM.

GOOD LUCK AND ALL THE BEST
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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