I took the morning after pill about an hour after the accident. Had sex for the 2nd time that night, the condom slipped, he came inside of me. With an hour window between ejaculations. I am having side effects, diarrhea. Should I worry about pregnancy?

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP), or The Morning-After "Pill," are actually a large dose of ordinary oral contraceptives taken after intercourse has occurred.
The FDA now recommends ECPs for emergency use when a woman has had unprotected intercourse within the previous 72 hours. However, ECPs are thought to be effective for up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. Unprotected sex means that contraception was used incorrectly or not at all, or that the contraceptive method failed, for example in your case where the condom broke. Given that you had sex the same night you had the ECPs, it is unlikely that you are pregnant.

Common side effects include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. I have not heard of diarrhea, but you can ask your doctor about that. The side-effects usually do not occur for more than a few days after treatment, and they generally go away sooner than that -- within 24 hours.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

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