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The Shy One
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Late last night (well, early this morning) my boyfriend and I had sex. There was an issue with our second method of birth control so this evening I went to a clinic and got the Mornning After Pill (Plan B). I've been on the pill for 6 years, to treat endometriosis and have just recently, within the last 2 months, become sexually active. Since sex is still new to me I'm pretty paranoid about becoming pregnant. This is why the doctor wrote me a prescripation for the MAP, even though I am on the pill. I was wondering how long after last night's mishap that I would know I was pregnant by using a home pregnancy test? I can't go by missing a period or when I would get my period each month as I take my birth control back to back for 4 months, as part of the endometriosis treatment. Thus, no period. If I took a pregnancy test in 2 week would that be a sufficient period of time so that if it turned up negative my pregnancy paranoia over last night can be calmed?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Bobolink
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Yes, a pregnancy test should be accurate 14 days after the pregnancy risk. If the result is negative, take another test 7 days later to confirm. Many pregnancy tests sold in pharmacies are actually kits of 2 tests for this reason. Follow the instructions carefully. The hormones from the pill and emegency contraception will have no effect on the pregnancy test as the test looks for the HcG hormone that is only produces by women when they are pregnant.

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