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Why has my period not come even after taking I-pill?


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Answered by

Dr. Neha Rathod

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 18, 2024
Reviewed AtJanuary 18, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had sex with my fiancee using a condom but it was doubtful if the condom was broken but I could not confirm. Because one moment, while we were having sex, I felt myself without the condom but when I pulled out the condom, no drop was fallen. Because of this, I had given her I-pill and she had taken it around 48 hours after the sex. But it was on the second day from her date of the period. So, she is getting scared if any chance of pregnancy is there or not. What is the reason for the delaying period?

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod


Welcome to icliniq.com.

As you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of the hormonal changes due to the pill she had taken. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample to ensure that she is not pregnant. Do get back to me with reports so that I can guide you further on.

Take care.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Today it has been two days and no period has started yet. Can you tell me the approximate time of period starting from now?

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Usually, it will take a week or so to get your periods.

Take care.

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

Dr. Neha Rathod
Dr. Neha Rathod

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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