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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Will I get pregnant even after taking Unwanted 72 after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex in my fertile window. I took unwated 72 in an hour. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. See you have taken unwanted 72 within one hour so there is hardly any chance. However, if you are left with doubts in your mind then a simple urine pregnancy test can be done. However I still say, you will n...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Mifepristone?

Query: Hi doctor, Is taking contraceptive pill - Mifepristone after sex safe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you asking about contraceptive pill? But, Mifepristone is not a contraceptive pill to be used after sex. It is used for abortion when the age of the fetus is less than 7 weeks. Also, it is used with an additional drug termed Misoprostol. I presume that you are talking...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello SIr, After finishing 1 pack of combination pill(21 Tablets) I forgot to start another pack on 8th day,So I started new pack from 10th day,We had intercourse in 10th day and I took ECP(Unwanted 72) after 42 hours of intercourse,Is thre any Chance of getting Pregnent?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, How are you doing? Hope you & your loved ones are safe and healthy. From your history I can say that you have no chance of pregnancy at all. Points in favour of my saying so are - 1. Usually a lady's ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the period. So average of 13-18 th day of pe...  Read Full »

Why did my girlfriend not get periods after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. She took Unwanted 72 and vomited within one hour. She was late in her period by six days now. So, we had a pregnancy test and it showed negative. It has been eight days and she still did not get her period. What may be the reason?  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. Probably, the Unwanted 72 - an emergency contraceptive pill got wasted. However, there are chances that she might not have got pregnant as there can be difference in timings of her fertile date and the day you had sex. Urine pregnancy test gets po...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after using both condom and I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my periods on the 31st of last month. Then, I had sex on the 26th with protection. I also used emergency pill. When will I get my next periods? Are there any chances of pregnancy? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, the word protection is not clear for me. Have you used condom or pill or both? If you used both, then the chances of being pregnant is very less. Now, regarding your next period, it will depend on your menstrual pattern. If emergency pills are used, then the...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding after taking contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the fourth day of my periods and I took a contraceptive pill within half an hour. Now, I am bleeding after seven days from the day I had taken the pill. Are there any chances of pregnancy? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The extra bleeding could be due to the pill. However, it would depend on the pill you took. If you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, then yes, that would be the reason of excessive bleeding. However, if you have taken a normal contraceptive pill, then it will ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old married female. One week before, I had intercourse with my husband and took an I-pill within 24 hours. But, we had unprotected sex on the next day morning. Would the pill be effective even if I had intercourse after consuming I-pill? If not, what are the preventive meas...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is very interesting. Practically speaking, the pill is for emergency and they are meant to provide protection from a single act of intercourse. Moreover, I-pill does not give 100% protection. So, the second intercourse will increase the chance of pregnancy...  Read Full »

Why do I get heavy bleeds and clot post emergency contraceptive usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female who is currently struggling with the unknown of what is happening to my body. Since I first started menstruating, I have always been heavy and longer than average. My normal periods last for 8-10 days, and I use typically 1.5 complete boxes of tampons during ...  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not be stressed, I am here to help. According to your history, you have not got periods this month and you are having some abnormal discharge. I saw the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). My first suggestion would be to do get a urine pregn...  Read Full »

I took two I-pills in a day. What are the side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I took one I-pill yesterday morning at 11 AM and then had an unprotected sex at 11 PM. Do I need to take another pill? What is the side effect of consuming I-pill twice? What is a regular birth control?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive drug. These drugs have actions for about 72 hours. It is advisable to take the drug immediately after intercourse. You had intercourse within 12 hours of taking a pill and there is no need to take the pill again. There ar...  Read Full »

Will withdrawal bleeding occur in the form of clots?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had protected sex on the 15th of this month, but I cummed in the condom but kept going. Not taking any chances she took a pill on the 18th. From the next day after taking the pill she had light bleeding in the form of blood clots and also experienced abdominal pain. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had protected sex then she should not be pregnant. Do one urine pregnancy test for confirmation. Abdominal pain can also be due to stomach infection or kidney stones. Do drink more water. Eat healthy and less oily food. If not decreasing then she will require an...  Read Full »

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