My girlfriend took an i-Pill within three hours of unprotected sex and she did not get periods even after a month. Why?

Q. What could be the cause of delayed periods after a month of taking i-Pill post-unprotected sex?

Answered by
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 08, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend a month before and within three hours she took an i-Pill. After a month she took the pregnancy test using a pregnancy kit. It came out negative. But she still does not get her period. Is there something to fear? Please help.

Thank you.



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Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because of some hormonal changes due to the pill. Also, there is a possibility that in the early days of pregnancy, the kit might show false results, as not all contraceptives are 100 % sure. So wait until two weeks after her due date even if periods would not come then do a urine pregnancy test again for correct results.

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