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Had unprotected sex. Took Regestrone pills. Still no periods. What to do?

Hello doctor, We had unprotected sex last week as an accident and we went to a gynecologist the next day in a anxiety to prevent pregnancy and My wife was told to take regestrone 5mg 2tablets twice a day for two days (8 tablets) and doctor said she will get periods in 4 days after taking the pills. But now it is 6th day still she is not getting periods. we are little worried about it. My wife had her periods on 15th february last month and we had sex on 03rd march this month and she has taken the pills on 4th & 5th march this month. Please anybody advise us. kathir, tamilnadu
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Emergency contraception provided to wife by her Doctor is right and hopefully your wife will start to bleed soon.However this bleeding will be due to effect of drugs and not normal cyclic bleeding.if your wife'as next due cycle is delayed,get her pregnancy test done 10 days after missed period to rule out or confirm pregnancy.
Hope this answeras your question.
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OBGYN Dr. Shanti Vennam's  Response
Hello Mr. Kathir,
Regestrone tablets contain Norethisterone and this is not a prescribed emergency contraceptive. You should have used the standard emergency pills. Now, you have to wait for the withdrawal which may sometimes take as long as 10 days after completion of the treatment. In case of conception, she may not get any withdrawal. If she does not get a period, she should test for pregnancy and consult her doctor. Take care.
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