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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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 »

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 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. Jimesh H. Mavani

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 Rahmat

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 »

I had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tense. What can we do to prevent pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when ...  Read Full »

Can bleeding after seven days of taking Unwanted 72 indicate early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is a 28 year old and weighs 43 kg. We had unprotected sex on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle, and I am sure I did not ejaculate. But, I am worried about her getting pregnant. She took Unwanted 72 tablet 12 hours later. A week later, she had cramps and menses-like bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she had withdrawal bleeding seven days after taking Unwanted 72, which lasted for three days, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. The pregnancy can be conclusively ruled out with a serum beta hCG test, as home pregnancy test may provide false negative results. If ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

Can I still get pregnant after taking I-pill twice for having unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,  I am 20 years old. I had my menses on the 24th or 26th of last month. I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 20th of this month. I took an I-pill three to four hours later. The next day early in the morning, around 5 AM we again had unprotected sex and he came inside me. 60 ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had unprotected sex on the 28th or 30th day of your periods. So, the chances of pregnancy on these days is nil. Yet, you took an I-pill. So, the chance of pregnancy is further reduced. The second time you had sex would also not cause a pregnancy but, you had ano...  Read Full »

After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old married woman. Within two months of my marriage, we often had sexual intercourse, but I do not know if he ever ejaculated inside me. Yesterday, I think he ejaculated inside me, but I am not sure. After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sperms are plenty and you cannot be completely safe if you do not use a condom. You cannot wash it completely. It cannot be avoided by withdrawing the penis before ejaculating, as sperms can be present in the precum. A single sperm can cause fertilization. Now apart ...  Read Full »

What is withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, Emergency contraception is 95% effective means is there some chance of getting pregnant? What more precautions could be taken during sex so that there will be full surety about it? After taking it, will the periods be painful? In what way will it alter periods? Will it change the numb...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Yes, there is some chance of pregnancy. You can use condom, but there is no contraception 100% effective even after contraception-operation very small chance of pregnancy remains. You can bleed any day after taking I-pill. There...  Read Full »

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