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A 18-year-old female asked:

Cycle usually 29-31 days so took ecp (day 26 of cycle) due to condom breaking 6 hours after (he didn't ejaculate in me). breast soreness immediately afterwards and other usual pms symptoms. but period is now a day late. chances of pregnancy?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
If you had intercourse, and the "condom broke" during sexual activity, the pre-ejaculatory semen contains sperm, and if ovulation occurred even a few days late, pregnancy is possible. Wait another week, and obtain a serum HCG test if your period is still delayed. Ask your gyn physician about low dose oral bcp's.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.

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