Emergency Contraceptive Pill

As the name suggests, the tablets that are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy after unprotected intercourse is called emergency contraceptive pills (ECP). They can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Generally, ECP contains Levonorgestrel or Ulipristal acetate.

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Why did my girlfriend not get periods after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and she took the pill(Unwanted 72) within an hour. Two days later, after taking second pill accidentally we had unprotected sex. But, in both the cases I did not ejaculate in her vagina. Now, five days got over and she did not get her periods yet....  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to inform you that taking an I-pill will not cause periods. The periods will come at its own time, maybe slightly late too. Delay in periods after I-pill is a common and expected side effect. Secondly, I would suggest you not to take more than on...  Read Full »

Should we take I pill or Norethisterone as a contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex 24 hours back. We used a condom but while pulling out the penis, the condom slipped into her vagina, and a few drops of semen dropped on the bed. I checked the condom, and it was filled. We are contemplating on taking an abortion pill or not. However, my partn...  Read Full »


Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. In your case, there are rare chances of getting pregnant. However, as she is not having a regular period cycle, I advise you not to take any risk. I suggest taking a tablet of Levonorgestrol (emergency contracep...  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 »

My periods are four days late after taking the emergency contraceptive pill. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are four days late, and I took an emergency contraceptive pill two days before the expected date of my period. I had also taken Norethisterone tablets for three days. What should I do? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and can cause delayed periods in some women. Do not worry. A delay in periods of approximately two weeks is expected. When was your last intercourse, and how long a...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for unusual bleeding after taking Levonorgestrel progesterone pill?

Query: Hi doctor, What will be the result of the urine test if the test is done seven days after taking Levonorgestrel progesterone pill? The girl is now facing unusual bleeding. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If the girl is pregnant and the bleeding is due to miscarriage or failed pregnancy, then the test result will be positive as the body requires three to four weeks to clear the hormones. If bleeding due to irregular peri...  Read Full »

Why do I experience bleeding after taking Ipill 48 hours and before 72 hours of having sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19-years-old and had protected sex for the first time on the day after my period ended. My boyfriend doubted that some of the semen escaped through the base of the condom. But he rechecked the condom, and no punctures or holes were present. I took an Ipill after 48 hours and befor...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. To get pregnant, the sperm must be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperm are then required to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern of the female. Fu...  Read Full »

Should I take Microgynon 30 within 48 hours of taking Ellaone?

Query: Hi doctor, I took the Ellaone emergency contraceptive pill two days ago and have started my period today. So I would like to start taking the combined contractive pill Microgynon 30 today. Will that be fine? And will it be effective straight away?  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ellaone (Ulipristal) stays in the body for around 36 to 72 hours after ingestion. So hormonal oral contraceptives should be started only after five days, to be assured that there is no reduced effect of combined oral contraceptives due to Ulipristal, which is a selectiv...  Read Full »

Why do I get a heavy period with a headache after taking contraceptive pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex a week prior to my period and took EC pills immediately. I took a blood test the following week and it detected negative. On a day after my period, I woke up with a full pad and the blood was red with little clots and I washed up and changed so the second was almost filled up t...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinig.com. Considering your periods to be regular in general, you had intercourse in a safe period. Secondly, you also took an emergency contraceptive pill and took a blood test to rule out pregnancy. There are nil chances of pregnancy. Your heavy periods are due to the EC (which...  Read Full »

My girlfriend had bleeding after taking the i-pill. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend, a 20-year-old virgin female, and I had sex, but no intercourse was made as it was our first time. I ejaculated outside of her. For the safe side, she took the i-pill within two hours. Later on the 7th day, she started having pain in her lower abdomen and saw a drop of bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there was no intercourse, then there was no need to take an i-pill. The bleeding after taking the i-pill was due to its withdrawal effects. There are no chances of pregnancy.   Read Full »

I took an emergency contraceptive pill a week before indulging in unprotected sex. Should I repeat the pill again?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner a week back. Though he pulled out before ejaculation, I took an I-Pill within 24 hrs. We again had sex today, and he pulled out long before ejaculation. Do I need to take another I-Pill? Kindly help, Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and understood your concerns. Emergency contraceptive pills are only effective after sexual intercourse. Still, as you used the pull-out method and are sure there is no chance of semen leaking inside the vagina, taking another contraceptive p...  Read Full »

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