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Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. They are 99.9% effective and are taken orally. Contraceptive pills are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progesterone.

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I took two different pills after intercourse. Is it a concern?

Query: Hello doctor,After unprotected sex, I took a pill and it is my second day today. But due to confusion, I took a brown pill or rest day pill. I took a new pack of the contraceptive pill the second day. What will happen? Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Starting a new pack of pills on the wrong day can disrupt the effectiveness of your contraception. The combination birth control pill works by providing a continuous low dose of hormones to prevent ovulation and regulate your menstrual cycle. Wh...  Read Full »

My wife missed her periods even though I did not ejaculate during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my wife and I am very sure that I did not ejaculate. But, there were some white watery drops outside her vagina. Now, she did not get her periods this month. We had sex on the 8th and her periods normally start from 15th to 20th of every month. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, you seem to be ejaculated inside her. Therefore, it is possible that your wife maybe pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test done. It is the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin). This will tell us whether her peri...  Read Full »

I have been having bleeding after taking an I-pill. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse after 15 days of my period and the condom tore and he finished inside me. I took an I-pill (plan B) after an hour. A few hours later I started bleeding with white discharge and it was hurting a lot (probably because it was my first time). I panicked and the next day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As the intercourse was on the 18th day of the menstrual cycle. It is supposed to be safe, as you have already taken emergency pills twice within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Bleeding and pain four to five hours after intercourse were ...  Read Full »

I missed a few pills in the cycle and had unprotected sex. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I use a combined contraception pill. In this cycle, I forgot to take the 8th and the 13th. I further forgot the 15th but consumed it in the morning and on the same day on time consumed the 16th. On the 14th I had unprotected intercourse. Should I now take the pill after, or wait? And ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have missed pills in between, it is better to take an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse. There is no chance of pregnancy. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me.  Read Full »

My periods are delayed after taking the emergency pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the seventh day of my periods, and I have five days bleeding. I took an I-pill on the 58th hour. I had bleeding on the seventh day after taking the pill. But, I am 10 days late for my periods, from the last month's date. I am worried. Please help. Is there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sexual contact on the seventh day of periods will not make you pregnant, as they are the safe period. You should not have taken I-pill. I-pills are meant for emergency contraception and not for routine use. These are hormonal medicines and can disturb and disrupt your c...  Read Full »

My period is delayed by one week. Is it due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am one week late as of today for my menstrual period. Currently, my cycle is 38 days. I have been having protected sexual intercourse the past month, but just recently (Day 35) of my cycle, the condom of my partner leaked at the base. So I immediately took emergency contraceptive whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right, your period will come soon and that is most likely possibility. Your symptoms can be due to both pregnancy and/or hormones. Because in pregnancy there is increase in amount of hormones and you just take higher dose of hormones. And symptoms you ar...  Read Full »

I had an I-pill after unprotected sex. Even after 11 days, there is no withdrawal bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an I-pill within an hour of unprotected sex. Still, there is no withdrawal bleeding even after 11 days. It was my 12th day after my period. My next period will be due on the 11th of next month. Since I did not get any withdrawal bleeding, is there any chance I am pregnant?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I-pill is a high dose of Progesterone hormone, the same hormone produced in your body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, making it unfavorable for a possible pregnancy to im...  Read Full »

I have had continuous bleeding for a month after taking contraceptive pills. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I started using contraceptive pills for one-month pregnancy, and now it is nearly one month of using the pills, I have got my regular periods, but it is still bleeding.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding after taking the contraceptive pills can vary from person to person, but it is typically expected to occur for a few days after taking the medication. There could be several reasons for the continued bleeding like 1. Incomplete abortion: Sometimes, the medica...  Read Full »

My partner accidentally ejaculated on my stomach. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old female, weigh 67 kg, and height is 5'4". I am not sexually active but on the fourth day of my period, I and my partner were feeling each other and he accidentally ejaculated on me. The semen landed on the side of my stomach and front of my thighs. I do not remember if...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Firstly, he had not ejaculated inside you which means you cannot become pregnant because of that. On top of that, you have used emergency contraceptive which has a success rate of 99 %. There is no possibility of you getting pregnant with th...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex after my periods. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex after four days of the period this month. He did not ejaculate inside but I am not sure about pre-ejaculation. Within an hour after intercourse, I took unwanted 72 and I had bleeding for only one day. Is there a chance of pregnancy or not? Is it withdrawal bleeding...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have taken the emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse there is no chance of pregnancy. Yes, you had intercourse during your safe period, which is from day 1 to 10 of your period. Yes, the bleeding is withdrawal bleeding. There is nothing to worry abo...  Read Full »

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