“I had unprotected sex. What should I do?” Perhaps this is one among the other most often asked questions according to our experts.
A lot of people ask whether they can get pregnant if they had sex two days before ovulation? Also, a lot of people inquired about infections that they might have after unprotected sex and tests they should have. In this article, we will be dealing with these queries and we will be telling you what to do after unprotected sex.
To start with, be it in any case, you must not compromise your protection. For a few minutes of fun, you should not risk your life. But if you had already committed this mistake (intentionally or unintentionally), then here are a few things you need to do.
After unprotected sex, the first thing you need to do on an immediate basis is to urinate. No fun, but this will protect you from urinary infections. You may be shocked to learn that in 80% of the unprotected sex cases result in urinary infections.
I-Pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill
This pill is also known as plan b pill and one of the most popular pills in the Indian market. In case of regular birth control measure’s failure like slip or breakage of the condom, this medicine can be used.
However, one must consume this medicine within a stipulated time frame. According to experts, if taken within 12 hours, the results are maximum. If taken after 72 hours, it remains of no use. The success rate of I-Pill is 80-90% depending on the how soon it is consumed.
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There are a few other available in the market like unwanted 72, Preventol, Truston 2, Nexttime Pill, CLR 72, Tpill, No-will pill. You can check with the local medical store. At the same time, medical consultation is always advised before consuming any tablet.
Risk of HIV Infection
In case, you had unprotected sex with a professional sex-worker or with a person other than your regular partner, which is highly not recommended, it is advisable to visit the gynecologist. In case of any HIV infection symptoms, the gynecologist can prescribe a 28-day treatment that will inhibit the development of the virus in the body.
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I know, consulting a gynecologist after unprotected sex is an embarrassment and many women, which is why many of them get in serious trouble. I believe, instead of waiting until the last moment, one must see the expert as soon as possible. Nothing is more precious than life. Here are some sign that you must not ignore –
- Vaginal leakage in amounts greater than usual.
- The color change from white or colorless to yellow or green.
- The appearance of a pungent odor.
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Medical Tests – After two weeks
Now, let us talk about the tests that you must have two weeks after unprotected sex.
Although there are several pregnancy tests that can reveal accuracy just one week after the menstrual delay, yet. However, the blood test remains the fastest way to find out the presence of a pregnancy.
In case you had unprotected sex, you must see a doctor 10 days after that episode of unprotected sex. The reason being, you need to have a medical test for herpes infection.
You may need several examinations in case of sexually transmitted diseases because many of them show no signs, for example, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
In the worst case, unprotected sex can seriously damage your reproductive system.
At the end, I would say, unprotected sex, although it offers a good amount of pleasure for a relatively shorter period, yet it can seriously damage your health.