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A 20-year-old female asked:

Should i do a pregnancy test? after taking ellaone two weeks ago, still having preg symptoms. had a period, lighter than normal and short.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Emergency contraception such as Plan B or ellaOne can alter the menstrual symptoms for the cycle in which it was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because ellaOne works most of the time, but not all the time. Alternatively, one could wait and if the next regular period is normal and on time, then no need to test.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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