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Why is there pain in the stomach after taking Unwanted 72?


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Published At January 4, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My partner and I had unprotected sex four days from her period and she had taken the Unwanted 72 two days later. Her periods started four days before the due date and also stopped the same day.

The flow was not normal and she was also having severe pain in the stomach. Kindly let me know if she is pregnant and the precautions need to be taken. Also, suggest the reason for stopping the bleeding on the same day.

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Few basic facts about fertility.

The ovulation occurs around the 12th to 16th day of periods. Life of the egg is 24 hours and that of the sperm is 72 hours. So I do not see any reason for you to worry as there is no chance of egg meeting sperms. But as she had an emergency pill, the hormone progesterone pill, the balance would have got disturbed.

Usually, she will have the bleeding with thick dark blood seven to 10 days of the pill. Having a bleed after the pill means the inner lining of the uterus has gone. So, there is no chance of pregnancy. Maybe some more bleeding is expected. So, there is a pain in the lower abdominal area. Next period will be one month after this bleeding.

For more information consult an infertility specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/infertility-specialist

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Please suggest some medicine to get relief from such pain as she is not feeling well.

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

She can have tablet Cyclopam (Dicyclomine and Paracetamol) or Mensospa (Ashwagandha, Natural Calcium, Soy isoflavones and Shukti bhasma) or Meftal Spas (Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid) one tablet two to three times a day based on the severity of pain.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. It should get over in a day or two. Once that blood has fully gone, her pain will be relieved.

For more information consult an infertility specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/infertility-specialist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Balakrishnan R
Dr. Balakrishnan R

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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