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Q. I took emergency contraceptive in the morning after sex. Will I get pregnant?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 28, 2018 and last reviewed on: Sep 12, 2020

Hello doctor,

I had a miscarriage two months back and got my first periods last month. Ten days back I had sex with my husband with a condom but I wonder it leaked perhaps. I took emergency contraceptive next morning. Now I am worried when will I have my periods? I do not want to get pregnant so soon.

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Hi,

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You have already had emergency contraceptive pills. So you might have this hormonal pills effects for few weeks as these interfere normal menstrual cycle and prevent fertilization and pregnancy. Mostly after taking pills, there is withdrawal bleeding in 1 to 2 weeks and then there are some irregularities in periods for some time like unscheduled bleeding, spotting or delay in early periods. In this case, for your satisfaction, you can have serum beta hCG (blood pregnancy test) to know your status of pregnancy. But here as you said you took an emergency contraceptive pill (if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex), then less chance of pregnancy.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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