Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

184 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Took pill after unprotected sex. Missing periods. HPT negative. Chances of pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Rhea Chanda


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3163 Questions

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2012 in Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Question: Took a morning after pill on the 22nd day of the menstrual cycle within 24 hours after having unprotected sex. its the 31st day of the cycle and still no period. I took a home pregnancy test on the 27th day which was negative. I have used the pill thrice in the past 6 months. I am extremely worried. Please help! I do not wish to get pregnant.
And i also forgot to mention, i have a history of irregular menses, the cycle usually lasts for about 20-28days
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 21 minutes later
You would have been out of the fertile phase on the 22nd day of your cycle. You will eventually get withdrawal bleeding but due to such frequent use of the pill, your bleeding will be irregular. Its unlikely that you are pregnant. A pregnancy test wont come positive this early.
Just wait till you eventually get withdrawal bleeding. If you dont get bleeding within 2 weeks then take another test.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Rhea Chanda 17 minutes later
I did have protected sex during the first week after my last bleeding, but now I'm paranoid in case some semen leaked out of the condom during those instances, hence I took the pregnancy test. Is there anything I could do other than wait?
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 39 minutes later
Nothing to do at present but wait.Pregnancy test wont come positive so soon.It will take at least 4 weeks for it to be positive. Just wait for spontaneous menses to start.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Breakthrough bleeding

doctor1 MD

Good day, Doctor! My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex on the 6th day of her menstrual cycle. Due to anxiety and just to make sure, I made her take 4 pills of Nordette 54 hours after the encounter and another four pills 12 hours after the first dose. It has already been 10 days since she took the ECP and she bled for 1 and a half days. I am wondering if this was withdrawal bleeding, a side effect of the drug she took, or implantation bleeding. The blood discharge was bright red according to her and she has not felt any cramping sensation. What are the chances that she's pregnant? Are we in the clear?

doctor1 MD

I have been taking the Nuva Ring contraceptive for 4 months. I leave it in for 3 weeks and then immediately insert a new one in hopes of not having a menstral cycle. I did have breakthrough bleeding and it finally stopped. Now the breakthrough bleeding is back again. Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

I'm 21 and on Depo I've been on it for about a year now I've had irregular bleeding and breakthrough bleeding ever since and I never know when I'm having an actual period I got my most recent shot on 12-26 and all bleeding has stopped but recently I've been having heavy dark red bleeding with clitorial stimulation no penetration it last maybe 5 minutes then it stops

doctor1 MD

iv'e been taking the pill for 2 months now, and i am starting my 7 day break today, and i have not had any signs of bleeding, i have also taken my pills correctly, and last month i had started my bleeding two days before my pill break. is this normal? and is it normal to not have any bleeding in the 7 day break?

doctor1 MD

Hello, my 18 year old daughter has been having HORRIBLE female problems. Within the last year she has been on Deproprevara, exploratory endometriosis surgery and then switched to Mirena IUD. Last week she switched to a new OBGYN and he put her on...

doctor1 MD

I recently had unprotected sex and he came inside me last Tuesday. I’m on birth control and have been now for sometime. It’s a high dose of progesterone and estrogen . I woke up this morning to find some dark brown blood. Should i be worried? I’m...

doctor1 MD

HI, I'm a 40 yr old who underwent an embolization for fibroids 2 years ago. Since then I've experienced cases of bacterial vaginosis and now breakthrough bleeding before my period. I've been on birth control to help regulate my period. My partner...