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Is Pregnancy Possible Despite Taking Emergency Contraceptive Pill?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2016
Question: Had sex on 26th march..leakage suspected so unwanted 72 was taken within 24hrs..last period date was on 16th march..on 6th april bleeding occured for 3days but less compared to period bleeding..nxt period was on 15-16th april..but bleeding occured on 21th april for one day only. Home pregnancy test was done on 26th april i.e today morning result was negative.
1.was it a period bleeding?
2.anything to worry about pregnancy?
3.home pregnancy test was negative...so is laboratory pregnancy test needed?
If yes what is the name of pregnancy test done in laboratory for accurate result?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No risk of pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
After taking the Unwanted 72, periods and bleeding will be irregular for a month or two.
SO you cannot say if it was period bleeding or withdrawal bleed due to the hormones.
There is no need to worry about pregnancy since the test was negative.
NO laboratory test is needed to confirm this.
All the best.
PLease feel free to discuss further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (15 minutes later)
Thank you doctor for your advice
since I have done the home pregnancy test after 10days of last probable period date..is there any specific time for the test to be accurate or it is not required?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
The pregnancy test is accurate when taken 2 weeks after unprotected sex.
In your case, it is almost a month since the act occurred.
Generally early morning urine sample is needed for the test, but since you have waited for almost a month, it is quite accurate even if not done in the morning.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Pregnancy Possible Despite Taking Emergency Contraceptive Pill?

Brief Answer: No risk of pregnancy Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. After taking the Unwanted 72, periods and bleeding will be irregular for a month or two. SO you cannot say if it was period bleeding or withdrawal bleed due to the hormones. There is no need to worry about pregnancy since the test was negative. NO laboratory test is needed to confirm this. All the best. PLease feel free to discuss further.