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Should I take an emergency pill again after another unprotected sex after having a contraception pill?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018
Question: Symptoms: I had unprotected sex January 11,12,14and 15. I’m almost 55 years my period comes and goes, sometimes very light other times a little heavier . My period were July 2017, than November 7 last one January 20. I took the plan b pill after the sexual intercourse in January but then had sex with the same person this last Sunday . The question here is, should I take again ? My last period , XXXXXXX 20 was heavy and I’m not sure if was because of the pill . Should I take again. Can I get pregnant
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,you have to repeat the pill.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.

As you had unprotected sex after taking I pill, you have to repeat the pill because it can only protect pregnancy when it was taken after sex.

As you are bleeding that means you are ovulating as well, so chances of pregnancy are there.

Hope found the answer helpful, feel free to ask more information.

Regards,
Dr. Richa Agarwal, OBGYN
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (1 hour later)
Can i take this pill as many times that i need to
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Frequent use should be avoided.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As such I pill is safe but as it contains high doses of hormone in it,frequent use should be avoided.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Richa Agarwal, OBGYN
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (2 hours later)
Thats why i included dates above so that you can tell me if it will be necesarry based in those and help me determine if i was ovulationg and taking into consideration that
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As period is irregular better to take it.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

I have gone through your dates and with that calculation you were not ovulating that time.

So in circumstance where periods are regular, there is no need of I pill.

But in your case as your period is very irregular, it is quite difficult to calculate your ovulation time.

So I will suggest that you take I pill to prevent pregnancy.

Hope you found this useful

Regards,
Dr. Richa Agarwal, OBGYN
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Should I take an emergency pill again after another unprotected sex after having a contraception pill?

Brief Answer: Yes,you have to repeat the pill. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you had unprotected sex after taking I pill, you have to repeat the pill because it can only protect pregnancy when it was taken after sex. As you are bleeding that means you are ovulating as well, so chances of pregnancy are there. Hope found the answer helpful, feel free to ask more information. Regards, Dr. Richa Agarwal, OBGYN