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How to prevent pregnancy without taking emergency pills?


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Published At December 5, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 6, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I got my period. I had sex and took emergency pills. I got my period again after one week. I had sex and took emergency pills again. I did not have a period after that and today, I had sex again. What should I do now to prevent pregnancy chances? I cannot take birth control because I will not have sex again for a couple of months. Should I take emergency pills again? But it is the time that my periods might start. And if I take the pills, would it not be harmful if I take it thrice? Will it delay my period that might come in recent days?


Welcome to icliniq.

I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries.

I understand your concern and will try to help you with it.

According to your description, you had intercourse on a safe day so there was no need for unnecessary emergency contraceptive pills. Now also you do not need any pills. Because of these hormonal pills, such delayed periods could occur. So, I would suggest waiting for one more week, even if periods would not come, then do a urine pregnancy test for safety and accordingly see the management.

Thank you for consulting me.

You can always come back and reach me at icliniq.com.

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Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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