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I have taken Yasmin in high doses soon after sex. Will I get pregnant?


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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At December 4, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had sex without any contraceptive. I told him not to cum inside me but because of excitement he accidentally came inside me. Then I immediately run into the bathroom to take a pee. And then took tablets of Yasmin. Then the following day I took another two pills and then after 12 hours, I took again another two. Is it possible that I can get pregnant? And I also have hypothyroidism? Please help me.


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It is possible to get pregnant after unprotected intercourse, but it also depends on where you are in your menstrual cycle and if they are regular. You are most likely to get pregnancy about two weeks before your period starts. The fact that you immediately took a high dose of hormonal contraception lowers your chances, although that is an off-label use for Yasmin. Depending on where you live, emergency contraception can be purchased over-the-counter and taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, some women have this on hand just in case. Another effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex is to have an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted within five days. The IUD can then be left in place for very effective, long term birth control. Your period may be delayed since you used Yasmin in such a high dose. I would advise a pregnancy test if your period does not start in 21 days.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez
Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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