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 bleeding a side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband 17 days back. I took I-pill within three to four hours. Two days later I again took I-pill. My last period was 23 days ago. Now, since two days I am having slight bleeding of brownish red color and cramps too. I usually have cramps during my per...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your last period was 23 days back, no need to take I-pill at all, as you were on safe zone if your periods are regular. You took unnecessarily one more I-pill again. Please try to understand that I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill and not a routine pill...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy by having sex after four days of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex after four days of her period. What is the chance of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy usually depends upon menstrual cycle and period flow days. Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before next period date. That is 8th to 16th day of menstrual cycle are the most fertile days. If you had sex four to five days before and t...  Read Full »

What will be the effect of i-pill in accidental pregnancy post i-pill intake?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken i-pill (72 hours) within 18 hours of intercourse but still, I got pregnant. Will it cause any bad effect on the baby during pregnancy or after delivery? Can I continue this pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, i-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) does not cause any serious effects on pregnancy. But, you need to follow up with sonography at 11 weeks and double market test at 11-12 weeks to make sure that everything is fine.  Read Full »

Can steroids affect sperm motility?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend who is on steroids. I read that steroids will make sperm weak swimmers. Is that true? Also, after the unprotected sex I took Plan B One-Step immediately. What is the possibility of getting pregnant? What are the early symptoms of pregnancy? And whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Steroids do not make sperm weak. This is always a debatable issue. However, never been proved. If you have taken Plan B (emergency contraceptive pill) within 12 hours of intercourse the chance of getting pregnant is almost nil. However, ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant with precum while ovulating?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner had sex yesterday. We were using condoms but he had changed the condom three times already. On the last one, he took it out because he felt like he needed to ejaculate but it went away after he had pulled out. He then asked me to masturbate him and he ejaculated a lit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right to state that if the condom was torn, there may have been some precum gone inside the vagina and even that can make you pregnant unless your partner is absolutely sure about it. You can choose to take the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex last week, and she took an I-pill within six hours of the intercourse. She got withdrawal bleeding or spotting today. Is there any chance of her getting pregnant? I was just worried. Please respond as soon as possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood the concerns. I-pill when taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, prevents pregnancy in 95 to 98 % cases. She is having withdrawal bleeding due to the hormonal effect of the pill. There is nothing t...  Read Full »

What to do if the condom breaks while having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Yesterday I had sex with my husband, but unfortunately precaution was broken. I do not want to get pregnant. What should I do? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may take one i-pill tablet, which is an emergency contraceptive. Take it within 72 hours of intercourse and this shall help to prevent pregnancy. You would get a withdrawal bleed in next five to seven days. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

Are brown spotting with cramping and bloating after effects of Plan B pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Plan B pills 34 hours after intercourse and one week later I had dark brown spotting. Then, I started having a red bleed during the week of my period, but it was not heavy. Now towards the end of my period, it is very light. I have period cramping and bloating. Is this because ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have experienced a very normal behavior of bleeding patterns after Plan B usage. The bleeding ideally starts after one week and starts with scanty, then the flow increases and then decreases again. This is a normal endometrium shedding pattern after Plan B. You a...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have bleeding after few hours of taking an i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance and I had a kind of unprotected intercourse for the first time for both of us yesterday. I did not ejaculate inside or outside the vagina. During the whole process, she did not bleed. She was not having her monthly periods, and to avoid pregnancy she took an i-pill after few...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As for the common assumption that women bleed during first sex, it is a myth. Not all women have bleeding that way. Taking an i-pill was a good idea, but it is important to know that it is 95% effective at its best and can cover only one act of sex and can be used o...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy test necessary after taking i-pill within eight hours of unprotected intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I usually get my periods in 23 days cycle. I had unprotected intercourse on my 24th day. I took an i-pill within eight hours of intercourse. Should I take a pregnancy test? Am I safe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods did not start by 23rd day, and you had intercourse on the 24th day and took an i-pill after eight hours, then, your cycle would be in the secretory phase, and i-pill would initiate bleeding within 72 hours of intake. If you do not get your periods in ...  Read Full »

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