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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Is it fine to take Unwanted 72 while taking TB treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is under treatment for TB. She is fine with good weight and doing her normal routine. Can she take Unwanted 72?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your wife can definitely take Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) while on treatment for TB (tuberculosis). There is absolutely no problem at all in taking it. For further doubts consult a general medicine physician online --> http...  Read Full »

How can we induce missed periods after taking a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex before four months, after which I consumed two contraceptive pills at very close intervals, with a gap of two days. In the next month, I faced irregular periods. My bleeding is deficient in the range that there is no need to use sanitary napkins. But I feel every us...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would request you to get a urine pregnancy test to be sure. If you have taken the test and it is negative, the delay and minimal bleeding are due to the contraceptive pills (imbalance in progesterone and estrogen). Do not stress. This a...  Read Full »

Does taking multiple Unwanted-72 pills in short intervals cause menstrual problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I had unprotected sex twice last month. After that, I took the Unwanted-72 pill both days with a gap of two days. Now I have problems with my period. The bleeding is lighter and lasts only for one or two days. I have this problem for two months. What can I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry. As the Unwanted-72 pill (Levonorgestrel) has hormones, these mess with the hormonal balance in your body. This causes side effects like bleeding, spotting, irregular period, and also may cause delayed periods, nausea, and vomitin...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex this morning. Should my partner need to take a contraceptive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse this morning. But, I am not sure whether I had ejaculated inside. Should my partner take a contraceptive? She is having PCOD. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is in her ovulation period then better to take an emergency contraceptive pill. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the expected menses.¬†Imagine her periods is of 28 days then unsafe days are from 11th day of menses to 20th day. Ovulation is unpredictable as the cyc...  Read Full »

Is there a way to confirm if the emergency contraceptive pill worked?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female. I had unprotected sex. My fiance did not ejaculate inside but the sperm remained near my vagina. I took a birth control pill after 24 hours of having sex. My ovulation day comes after four days and I expect my periods after 13 days. I am really worried as I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, semen containing sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina. Sperms fertilize the egg and get placed inside the uterus. In your case, sperms were placed on the surface of the vagina and not inside it. But still, you h...  Read Full »

Does I-pill make periods irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill after two days of having sex. I read that symptoms can persist for atleast seven days after taking pills. During this time, I had severe itching and it is better now. I had a lot of water discharge without any foul smell. Why? Now, I still have pain in my breasts. My boyfri...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have periods once in two months, then the best thing is to wait for your periods to come within a week and if you do not get your periods, then do a pregnancy test at home to rule out pregnancy. As you had your intercourse last week, it takes around two weeks to ...  Read Full »

Did I miss my periods because of pregnancy or something else?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was during the second week of last month. I had unprotected sex after three days of my period, and within 24 hours, I took the Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel) pill but now my period was due on the first week of this month, and it is already the second week, and I am six days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Based on your ovulation and fertility window period, the chances of you getting pregnant are low. Also, you had the Unwanted 72 pill within 24 hours. That is a great thing you had done. The emergency contraceptiv...  Read Full »

What are the causes of prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my periods at the end of last month. It lasted for four days. On the third and fourth day, I had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend few times. But I do not had bleeding at that time. Now I have bleeding today when I waked up in the morning. I took contraception after sex. Why do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding can occur due to two reasons. It can occur due to any physical injury that happened during sexual intercourse. It occurs due to forceful and vigorous penetration. If you have any other symptoms, then it is better to consult a doctor for having a physical ex...  Read Full »

What to do if you miss your periods after taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor,We had sexual contact on the last day of her period without ejaculation, and after 48 hrs exactly, she took emergency contraceptive pills, and in the next expected period, it did not happen. Four days after, we did the quantitative and qualitative tests. Ten days after the scheduled tim...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See let me explain that to you, for getting pregnant, and the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. The sperms then need to fertilize an egg which then should get implanted in the uteru...  Read Full »

Can periods be delayed on taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 23rd day of her cycle with no ejaculation inside her. I gave her an Unwanted 72 within 12 hours. Despite all the protective measures (on 23rd-day i.e., safe period and no ejaculation and emergency contraception). Is there any chance of pregnancy? Also, sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern. To be very truthful to you, to help you in the future for staying safe, I have the following to tell you:- Out of the three things mentioned by you, the only emergency contraceptive pill is the one that is known to prevent unplann...  Read Full »

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