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20 Jan 2004

Pregnancy test - urgent
Hi doc

I had unprotected sex 5 days ago (several times). I suspect that I may be pregnant as I am very fertile and have not been using the pill for 2 years (and suspect that I was ovulating during the time as well - ovulation happens 14 days after the first day of menstruation, right?)

Is it too late for the "abortion pil"? If not where do I get hold of it?

The alternative is an abortion - how soon can one establish pregnancy - without waiting for one's period? I am planning doing a home pregnancy test as soon as possible.

I await your urgent comments.

Answer 351 views

01 Jan 0001

The emergency pill must be used within 72 hours, so it is too late for this. An IUCD can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse.
The earliest that a home pregnancy test will be positive is a couple of days after your expected period. The blood test may be positive a day or two before your expected period.

Best wishes
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