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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 10:19 AM   1
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Morning after pill effectiveness?


Hi,

I took the morning after pill this morning after a mishap last night!

I've been reading up on it and it is designed to stop ovulation.

I've ttc'd enough times to know that the egg can survive up to 5 days.

So what if I ovulated say 2 days ago? That would render the morning after pill useless wouldn't it?

Effectively it only works for 3/4 of a monthly cycle? No?

I have no idea when I ovulated, but worried it hasn't worked :/



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 10:32 AM   2
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You should take it 72 hours or less from the time you had intercourse in order for it to work.



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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 10:57 AM   3
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Yes, I took it 12 hours after.

My question is though, whether it is useless if I ovulated say 2 days ago?



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 12:47 PM   4
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Well if you've ovulated two days ago you would be two DPO so you're infertile really but anything could happen I guess.



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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 14:20 PM   5
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Oh, I thought the egg could survive for up to 5 days?



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 15:21 PM   6
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When I took the pill it started a period. I bled for 7 days..maybe more. I don't think you have anything to worry about.



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 15:55 PM   7
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Is it the sperm that lives for 5 days? Am I getting mixed up? X



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2015, 16:28 PM   8
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Yea, sperm can live for as long as 5 days. But the pill does something with your hormones (im not sure exactly what) so you dont conceive. Have you not started bleeding yet? Ive taken it twice, and both times I bled pretty soon after...



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2015, 00:51 AM   9
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The egg only lasts for 12 hours so I've read. Sperm can live up to 7 days.



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Old Nov 19th, 2015, 14:40 PM   10
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Thanks Cathinoo & Holliems.

I was getting confused between longevity of egg & sperm!

I haven't started bleeding yet, took it yesterday morning.

Feeling crampy stuff and boob twinges. Will wait it out

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