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I took next choice one dose emergency contraceptive

Patient: I took next choice one dose emergency contraceptive about two weeks ago, I had no bleeding or anything, & I am now 5 days late on my period. Could I be pregnant?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.If you had taken an emergency contraceptive pill following intercourse, then you shoul d have ideally resumed your withdrawal bleeding within 7-10 day. but as you have crossed that period without any menses, then it is important to rule out pregnancy in this case as it may be a case of failed emergency contraception.You may perform a serum beta hCG test which is the gold standard for confirming or ruling put pregnancy for sure.I hope I have answered your query.Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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