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 safe to take a second I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex four days before, and my wife took an I-pill the next morning within 12 hours. I already have a 3-year-old child and do not want second pregnancy. Is it fine to take another I-pill tonight or tomorrow morning to be safer? What are ways to be sure of not having a pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I pill (Emergency contraceptive pill). As you took I pill on time, the...  Read Full »

I took an ECP after unprotected sex, and I am not having my periods. Is it something to worry about?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex last month, and my boyfriend did not use a condom. But he did not ejaculate inside the vagina. Still, I took an ECP. And, I am not having my periods. Is it something to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.Menstrual irregularities in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I pill (Emergency contraceptive pill). As you took I pill on time, there is...  Read Full »

Can I still get pregnant after taking I-pill twice for having unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,  I am 20 years old. I had my menses on the 24th or 26th of last month. I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 20th of this month. I took an I-pill three to four hours later. The next day early in the morning, around 5 AM we again had unprotected sex and he came inside me. 60 ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had unprotected sex on the 28th or 30th day of your periods. So, the chances of pregnancy on these days is nil. Yet, you took an I-pill. So, the chance of pregnancy is further reduced. The second time you had sex would also not cause a pregnancy but, you had ano...  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. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Should I be worried about irregular periods after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor,I am really worried about my periods. I got my last period one month ago. After 17 days (which would be day 17 of the cycle), I was engaged in sexual activity. I did not have protection at that time, but I had an ECP (Unwanted-72) within 24 hours. From the next month, I started experien...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) are known to cause irregular periods. It would not be advisable to take them so frequently. If you do indulge in regular sexual intercourse, you should use combined oral contraceptive pills daily, and they would also help regu...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Unwanted-72 pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about the Unwanted-72 pill. Does it have any side effects? I had unprotected sex with my fiance for the first time and I am confused about what to do. I want to know if this pill is safe.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 contains hormone in high load which helps to prevent pregnancy. You need to take this pill as early as possible and preferably within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Yes, there are some side effects which are temporary. It can cause spotting, b...  Read Full »

After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old married woman. Within two months of my marriage, we often had sexual intercourse, but I do not know if he ever ejaculated inside me. Yesterday, I think he ejaculated inside me, but I am not sure. After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sperms are plenty and you cannot be completely safe if you do not use a condom. You cannot wash it completely. It cannot be avoided by withdrawing the penis before ejaculating, as sperms can be present in the precum. A single sperm can cause fertilization. Now apart ...  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 Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have PCOS, and had unprotected sex with my partner during my ovulation phase. Can I be pregnant even after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I have PCOS. I had my withdrawal bleeding from taking the tablet Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg for five days as prescribed by a doctor. On the 14th day of my cycle, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, but he pulled out before ejaculating. I also took an I-pill within three ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are on the 14th day of your cycle, the discharge indicates that it is your fertile period, so chances of pregnancy were high, keeping in view that even pre cum contains live sperms. However, as you have rightly taken an I-pill within three hours of sex, this sho...  Read Full »

Whether I have to take an emergency contraceptive pill even if my partner used a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex yesterday afternoon. It was on the 14th day of my menstrual cycle. It was a protected sex. My partner used a condom and ejaculated inside it. Now, I am confused whether to take an emergency contraceptive pill or not. I personally do not want to take one because I am worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Condoms have a failure rate of 15 percent and can cause pregnancy. However, we do not always recommend emergency contraception if you have used a condom. If you have used it correctly and felt that there was no condom breakage or leakage from them, there is no need to ...  Read Full »

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