I had unprotected sex after receiving an injection of Estradiol Valerate, but I also took an emergency oral contraceptive. Can I get pregnant this month?

Q. What are the chances of pregnancy if a woman on Estradiol Valerate injection takes a contraceptive pill after unprotected sex?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 27, 2023

Hi doctor,

I had a five day menstruation in a 22nd day cycle. On day ten, I got Estradiol valerate injection. I had unprotected sex on day 13 but I took emergency oral contraceptive pill on day 15. Can I still get pregnant this month?



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Thank you for your query,

According to your history, you have taken contraceptive injection as well as emergency pills after sex. if it was taken in proper dose, then you should have least chances of pregnancy. As urine pregnancy tests cannot detect hormone in the early stages of pregnancy, it is preferable to have a blood pregnancy test that measures human chorionic gonadotropin. A scan will not able to detect early pregnancy at three weeks. I would suggest that you immediately get a serum level of beta human chorionic gonadotropin and then discuss about it. Double dose of contraception can give you tender breast and mood variation also. If you have a pain and bleeding after a positive pregnancy test then it is better to report immediately to any tertiary care hospital. It can be an ectopic pregnancy or a threatened miscarriage.

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