Common "Emergency Contraceptive Pill" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Does having sex four days after her period cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex after four days of her period. What is the chance of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy usually depends upon menstrual cycle and period flow days. Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before next period date. That is 8th to 16th day of menstrual cycle are the most fertile days. If you had sex four to five days before and two days after o...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed after taking contraceptives. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the sixth day of my cycle and took an emergency contraceptive pill, followed by withdrawal bleeding after two weeks, followed by no period on the expected date. Negative pregnancy urine test 21 days after unprotected sex and negative blood serum hCG 45 days post ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of an emergency contraceptive pill(Levonorgestrel). It happens due to the sudden withdrawal of hormones from your body. So, it does not necessarily happen to everyone....  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed twice a month after taking an emergency pill?

Query: Hi doctor, When I eventually have sex with my partner, I take emergency pills, and after taking those pills, I got two time periods in the same month. One time is a normal routine, and the second period comes after taking pills. Is that normal? I already feel so depressed for this reason.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by the emergency pill. As you took the pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and watch f...  Read Full »

I took Postinor-2 a few days ago after which my period cycle is disturbed. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Postinor-2 a few days ago and I got my period twice. Since then, neither I got my period, nor I am pregnant. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you might be suffering from menstrual irregularities. It could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by the emergency contraceptive pill. As you took the pill within 24 hours, there is almost no chance of...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 »

Do I repeat the contraceptive pill after having unsafe sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner a week back. Though he pulled out before ejaculation, I took an I-Pill within 24 hrs. We again had sex today, and he pulled out long before ejaculation. Do I need to take another I-Pill? Kindly help, Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and understood your concerns. Emergency contraceptive pills are only effective after sexual intercourse. Still, as you used the pull-out method and are sure there is no chance of semen leaking inside the vagina, taking another contraceptive p...  Read Full »

I took an I-Pill after unprotected sex within the stipulated time. I am worried if I am pregnant. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, When I took it the first time, we did not have sex properly, but we got confused, so I took tablet Unwanted-72. That was four months back, and since then, my periods have been normal. Again we had unprotected sex three months before and took tablet Unwanted-72, and my periods were normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. As you took i-Pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and watch for your ...  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 »

I experienced vaginal bleeding a week after taking emergency contraceptive pills following unprotected sex, along with a missed period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. After engaging in unprotected sex, I took emergency contraceptive pills. Despite taking the pills, I continued to have sexual intercourse for the next consecutive days. Approximately seven days later, I started experiencing vaginal bleeding, although it stopp...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. In your case, menstrual irregularities could be attributed to a hormonal imbalance caused by the emergency contraceptive pill. Since you took the pill on time, the likelihood of pregnancy in your situation is extremely low. A...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.