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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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Is it normal not to have a withdrawal bleed on Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my periods a month back, after which we had unprotected sex a week later, and I had Unwanted 72 within an hour. After that, on the 5th of this month, I started bleeding. Now when will I get my periods again?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would request to share the following details for better consultation. The date of the last menstrual period prior to bleeding on the 5th of this month? How was the flow during the bleeding on the 5th of this month, and for how many days? Is there any history of irregul...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant on the 10th of the cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, After finishing one pack of combination pills (21 Tablets), I forgot to start another pack on the 8th day. So I started a new pack on the 10th day. We had intercourse on the 10th day, and I took ECP (Unwanted 72) after 42 hours of intercourse. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I can say that you have no chance of pregnancy at all. Points in favor of my saying so are - 1. Usually, ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the period. So the average of 13 to 18 th day of the period is the highest chance for pregnancy. The life o...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy without taking emergency contraceptives?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex. I ejaculated during intercourse, but I pulled out. I am worried if she will conceive. We had sex one day before her ovulation, and she does not want to take a pill. How can we prevent it without taking a pill?  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Even if a patient has a regular menstrual cycle, ovulation time may vary one to two days prior to or after the usual ovulation date. Secondly, some of the ejaculates might have entered the vaginal cavity even if you pulled out. So there is ...  Read Full »

When are there high chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unsafe sex with my fiance. Now so much scared about the after-effects. We did not do any deep intercourse, then I ejaculated outside, but still, I have tension. Will she get pregnant, and how to know that? And how do we avoid pregnancy? It is already two days, what will we do?Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me give you few facts about getting pregnant. Usually, ovulation occurs around 13 to 14th day of periods. Fourteen days after ovulation, you get periods, if not pregnant. The highest chance of pregnancy occurs 2 to 3 days before and after that day of ovulation. If ...  Read Full »

Are there chances of getting pregnant after getting a Depo injection three days later?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is if my spouse has taken the Plan B pill on the day we had intercourse, but it was also the day she may have been ovulating, will the plan B work, or will it not work at all because she may have been ovulating already? And if so, she got her Depo shot three days later, s...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmesh Jain

General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though emergency contraception by Levonorgestrel is almost 95 to 97% effective if taken within 24 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. It is always prudent to get a blood test ( Beta hCG levels) done to confirm pregnancy if periods are missed by a week. Herein the d...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if there is some contact with precum?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was on 21st of last month , me and my boyfriend had external touching of penis and vagina (without penetration) on 26th of the same month (last day of menses). I had taken unwanted 72 on the next day. On 28th of that month there were few drops of bleeding which continue...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Pregnancy causes amenorrhea. However, the delay might also have caused due to stress or hormonal imbalance. I suggest you wait for another 1 to 2 weeks. Stay calm. If you do not get your periods, take a urine pregnancy test (the pregnan...  Read Full »

Will an inappropriate way of using condoms lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male. My partner and I had sex on the 5th of this month and used a condom. However, a couple of hours before this, I ejaculated (non-sexual intercourse) and then peed after. While putting on the condom for sex, I put it on the wrong way first and then put it on the right way. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For conception to occur, there are several things that should be there. First, sex should be done during the fertile period of the cycle. Second, there should be sperm ejaculation into the vagina. The third, it should be in the ovulation period. Especially five da...  Read Full »

How long can periods delay after taking emergency pills?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I had sex fifteen days after her periods. After unprotected sex, I gave her an Unwanted 72. After 20 minutes of unprotected sex, how much percent are the chances of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you. See, for getting pregnant, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg that is then required to be implanted in the uterus of the female. When all this h...  Read Full »

Is prolonged brown vaginal discharge after taking emergency contraceptive normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I took choice 1500 last month on the day of intercourse. After ten days, I started to have a brown vaginal discharge with cramps. The discharge was not excessive but I have it for ten days. Still, I have discharge. I got my last period before a week of having sex. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, ovulation occurs on the 12th to 16th day of periods and fertile window is the period where the egg is released from the ovary. As you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill on the day of intercourse, then the chances of getting pregnant are remote. You have...  Read Full »

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