I had brownish bleeding a week after taking an I-pill, and my pregnancy tests were negative. Please help.

Q. What could cause brownish bleeding and spotting after consuming I-pill?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Jain
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 17, 2023 and last reviewed on: Apr 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

I ended up taking two I-pills last month. The last I-pill I took was on the first week of last month, after which I had some bleeding after a week for three days. This bleeding was brownish in color. My natural period date was the 20th of the previous month, but I did not get a period on that date. I had some spotting two days later, followed by a jelly-like stringy discharge that has now slowly changed to a white discharge that is not jellyish but more watery. I have not got a period till now. It has been 42 days since the pill and 36 days from the first date of that bleeding. I took a home pregnancy test four days ago, and today, both came negative (single line on C).

1. Do I need to get a blood test done?

2. Are there chances of pregnancy?

3. Is this delay due to I-pill?

4. When will I get my period, on the 20th, or was it supposed to be the 10th?

5. How long do I have to wait for the blood test to get 100 % accurate results?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

Do not worry because withdrawal bleeding already occurred after intercourse for three days, and spotting also occurred. It may be due to some hormone disturbance due to stress and I-pills (Levonorgestrel). If you were not sexually active after the 13th of that month, then there is no chance of pregnancy. A delay in the period may be due to some hormone disturbance, stress, and I-pills. Wait for a few days for periods to occur. Or, I suggest you take a tablet Primolut-N (Norethisterone) twice a day for five days. Periods will occur within a few days of stopping Primolut-N.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.

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