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Suggest precautions to be taken to avoid pregnancy post unprotected sex

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: My last menstral period was April 8th (Wednesday )thou I has very very tiny spotting on the 5th and 6th Buh the blood flow started on the 8th and ended on the 11th (Saturday ). Then I had sex with my fiancé on the 18th (following Saturday ). According to my 28day cycle my ovulation shld be on 20th(Monday ) now am scared I think I might be pregnant Buh I am not ready . What medication can I use pls ?
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consult your doctor and get IUD inserted TODAY itself.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
I appreciate your anxiety. There is a 20% chance that you may conceive because of that unprotected sex.
There are two types of treatments available to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sex.
1.     Progesterone/ Ulipristal pills. But these need to be used within 5 days of unprotected sex. So these are of no use in your case.
2.     Intrauterine copper Devise (IUD): It can be inserted up to 5 days after ovulation to prevent pregnancy. So consult your doctor and get this IUD inserted TODAY itself. It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can be continued as a reliable contraceptive method.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani (18 minutes later)
Thank you maam for your response . Is their a possible way i could check right this moment to know if the egg was fertilized ? Or wat medication can i use pls as i cnt see a doctor now bcos i dont ve an insurance .
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No test can be done at this moment to find out if the egg has fertilised

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.

As I already mentioned, it is late to use the medications (pills).

There is no test that can be done at this moment to find out if the egg has fertilized.
The earliest date on which you can do pregnancy test is 1st May. Do a blood pregnancy test as it is more sensitive and reliable than home pregnancy test.
I hope I have answered your concerns.
If you have any further queries, do write to me through Healthcare Magic. I will be happy to answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Brief Answer: Consult your doctor and get IUD inserted TODAY itself. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. I appreciate your anxiety. There is a 20% chance that you may conceive because of that unprotected sex. There are two types of treatments available to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sex. 1. Progesterone/ Ulipristal pills. But these need to be used within 5 days of unprotected sex. So these are of no use in your case. 2. Intrauterine copper Devise (IUD): It can be inserted up to 5 days after ovulation to prevent pregnancy. So consult your doctor and get this IUD inserted TODAY itself. It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can be continued as a reliable contraceptive method. I hope this helps. If you have any further queries, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.