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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take ella after 48hours of taking planb?had unprotected sex during 2nd day of ovulation so wanted to increase chances to not get pregnant.please advice.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Plan B" ?'s: Taking "Ella" after Plan B will not increase chances of preventing pregnancy for this cycle. If your period is delayed, obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy. If negative, start oral bcp's then, and maintain punctuality (within same hour each day).
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