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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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I have a brownish period post-emergency pill. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a PCOS patient, I had sex right after my periods were over. I took an emergency contraceptive pill right after sex and also had protected sex. After 10 days I experienced bleeding which lasted for four to five days similar to the period with brownish color, now today I have to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill and had protected sex, it is less likely that you are pregnant. However, emergency contraceptive pills are not 100 % effective in preventing pregnancy, so there is still a possibility of pregnancy. The bleeding that y...  Read Full »

I had sex on the ninth day of my cycle. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the ninth day of my menstrual cycle and took an emergency contraceptive pill within 10 hours. As a result, I have delayed periods, and it has been delayed for more than ten days. In addition, I took a pregnancy test a few days back, which was negative. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by an emergency contraceptive pill. As you took an emergency contraceptive pill on time, there is almost no chance of pr...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex on the fourth day of my periods and took a contraceptive pill later. Is that fine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last night. I am on the fourth day of my periods and still have two days to go. I took an emergency contraceptive pill this morning, and my cycle is usually 32-38 days long. Should I be fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Since you are still on your period, so everything will be fine. Further, you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill, which is an added security. When a female has periods, then in all possibilities, the ovarie...  Read Full »

Is abdominal cramps and bloating due to Plan B or menstrual period?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks before my boyfriend and I had an unprotected sex. I am 100 percent sure he did not ejacuate in me. Just to be safe, I took tablet Plan B a couple of hours after intercourse. I have no clue if I was ovulating or if I had already ovulated becaude my periods are irregular. My last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion for your asked question. Tablet Plan B (Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) is effective in preventing pregnancy. Your partner has not done penetrative intercourse which is required for conception. So, there is no chance of pregnancy. You have to do nothin...  Read Full »

I had intercourse with my partner for three consecutive days. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on the ninth day after my first period bleeding. I had intercourse with my partner for three consecutive days. He ejaculated outside my vagina and I took a pill a day later. What are the chances of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and act at three different stages to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Firstly, the drug prevents the release of an egg from the ovaries. Secondly, if the egg was already released before the dose ...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 days ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have period irregularities after contraceptive pill intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I had unprotected sex with my partner. I immediately took emergency contraceptive pills within three hours of unprotected sex, and 10 days later, I had a period like bleeding, which lasted for five to seven days. I have a period cycle of 30 days. Sometimes e...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The irregular bleeding is caused by a high dose of progesterone in emergency pills. So the fact that you experience bleeding ten days after pills shows that pills have worked. You may experience a delay in period this month.   Read Full »

Can I get pregnant even after taking an I-pill within one hour after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex ten days back, and I took I-pill within one hour after intercourse to avoid pregnancy. My last period was 15 days before the intercourse. Six days after the intercourse, I got light bleeding, which is dark brownish, but today it has slightly increased with red blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Emergency contraceptive pills are hormonal contraceptive pills that interfere with regular periods by inhibiting ovulation and can irregulate periods or can give withdrawal bleed within two weeks of the period. This bleeding is in response to I-pill (Levonorgestrel) that ...  Read Full »

Is vaginal bleeding a side effect of taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill eight days back (within 72 hours of unprotected sex), but since yesterday I have been experiencing vaginal bleeding, which is slightly on the heavier side though not as much as my regular menses. There is ten days more for my expected period date, which is why I am co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a withdrawal bleeding following the emergency contraceptive pill used. A disturbing pattern of bleeding is expected after hormonal withdrawal pills. Here is your case; it is mostly because of the hormonal effect of the emergency contraceptive pill that ha...  Read Full »

Why is my menstrual cycle late after having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex before two months. After a month, I got my periods, and it was slightly heavier. It lasted for an average duration, and it started on the expected date. After a month, my periods was late and I had a white discharge and have a feeling of getting periods. But I have no...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you did not have any intercourse after getting periods, you would not be pregnant. Your periods can be delayed if you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill. Do serum TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and serum prolactin blood test on an empty stomach tomorrow mor...  Read Full »

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