Emergency Contraception

The methods of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex is known as emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can be achieved by using hormonal pills (emergency contraceptive pills) or copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUD). They delay or inhibit ovulation, and should be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

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What emergency contraceptive pill should I use if I have unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, What emergency contraceptive pill should I use if I have unprotected sex? Is it ok to start taking pills two weeks after I had menstruation? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you can have an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. I suggest you take a tablet of Levonorgestrel (levonorgestrel and estradiol) 1.5 milligrams stat if not having any ...  Read Full »

I and my girlfriend had unprotected sex one to two days back. Is there any pill that can be taken to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my girlfriend had unprotected sex one to two days back. Is there any pill with no side effects that I can give her to avoid pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It would have been better if you would have mentioned her last menstrual date, so I can predict the possibility of pregnancy. She can take an emergency contraceptive pill. The pill should be consumed within 72 ho...  Read Full »

How to take Plan B if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs 140 lbs and 5.6 feet tall. I am allergic to Levonorgestrel, and I want to take Plan B. What will happen if I do take it? I developed a rash in high school after using pure Progesterone cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, with drugs it is always hard to say which one will cause allergy and when. One can never predict. Since you already had an allergic reaction to pure Progesterone cream, it is a tough call. But the creams usually have a lot of ingredients apart from the dru...  Read Full »

Are there any side effects of taking oral contraceptive pills during my conceiving days?

Query: Hello doctor,I took an emergency contraceptive pill during my conceiving days. I took it before and after intercourse. I am worried since I took these pills for the first time. Do I need to worry about it?Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Contraceptive pills usually contain two hormones. The emergency contraceptive pill helps to prevent conception. However, all hormonal contraceptive pills have some side effects, such as irregular bleeding, spott...  Read Full »

I have had unprotected sex after which I took Unwanted-72, but my periods are delayed. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had unprotected sex after which I took Unwanted-72. But now, my period is delayed. I even tested for pregnancy. What should I do now? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you wait for your period. Also, if the period is delayed, I suggest you do the pregnancy test with the morning urine sample. Also, if you had taken Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) within 72 hours of havin...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my partner four days before her period, and now I am scared she might be pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with my partner without a condom around 4 to 5 days after her period ended. I cleaned my dick before inserting it in properly and I did not ejaculate in her. We are teens and are scared of getting pregnant. Is there any chance of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. There is a 50 percent probability. If there was no precum, then you are on the safer side.However, if there was precum, then there is an increased chance of pregnancy.. Have you used any emergency contraceptive pills ...  Read Full »

I took an emergency pill last month and had an abortion. I had unprotected sex this month, and my periods are delayed by eight days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Last month I had an Unwanted-72 pill, and my abortion was successful. I had unprotected sex with my husband on the 15th day of my menstrual; this month. My periods are late by eight days, and I have pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness. Am I pregnant, or has the pregnancy not been t...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, emergency contraceptive pills are hormones that interfere regularity of the menstrual cycle. After taking pills, withdrawal bleeding normally occurs in one to two weeks. After that, cycles could be irregular for some time till the effect of the hormone ...  Read Full »

I am having pain in my abdomen and brown colored bleeding after eight days of taking the I-pill. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had taken the I-pill one hour after sex because the condom had ripped off, and now after eight days of taking the pill, I am having pain in my abdomen and brown color bleeding. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing could be a side effect of the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), also known as the "morning-after pill." It is not uncommon for some women to experience abdominal pain and bleeding after taking the ECP. This bleeding is not a period bu...  Read Full »

I have taken a I-pill within 12 hours after sex. How do I know it is working?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) around 12 hours after sex. I want to know when does an I-pill start to work after taking it? What are the signs that it is working? After taking the pill, it has been three hours, and I have not faced any side effects.  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill and should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. As you have taken it within 12 hours, it is good. It will restrict ovulation if ovulation has not happened already. Suppose ovulation...  Read Full »

I am bleeding after sex. Please tell me why.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old working girl. Yesterday, I had sex with my partner for the second time after four months. It was my eighth day of periods, that is, one day after my periods gets over. We used a condom for protection. It was a little rough sex as I found that I am bleeding after sexa...  Read Full »


Dr. Zaharuddln Bin Rahmat @ Mohd Rawi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first possibility is that you are pregnant. The risk of pregnancy after using a male condom varies from two to 15 %. As this act was less than 48 hours ago, you may need emergency contraception, either emergency pills or the insertion of IUCD (intrauterine contr...  Read Full »

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