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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 55 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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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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Last updated Jun 7, 2021


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