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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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I had unprotected sex and have delayed periods now. Is there a chance of pregnancy with no evidence on the ultrasound scan?

Query: Hello doctor, The last time I had unprotected genital contact was four months ago, right after my period ended. It occurred eight days apart from ovulation. It was not actual intercourse as there was no penetration or ejaculation inside my vagina, and I am a virgin. However, I took the emergency con...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. There is not any chance of pregnancy in your case. The emergency contraception pill is very effective, and moreover, you had an ultrasound (atta...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and had unprotected sex. Are there chances of me being pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am a PCOS patient. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the expected day of my period and took an I-pill on the next morning, within 12 hours. I have not had any withdrawal bleeding. We had unprotected sex again in an interval two days. Do I need to take I-pill ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, for now, you need to take I-pill to avoid getting pregnant within 72 hours preferably within 12 hours. But, emergency contraception is not to be taken on a regular basis as it has progesterone and as you have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), t...  Read Full »

Had ECP in the last four months and missed my fifth month period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. And for four months I have had emergency contraceptive pill four times. One in each month after having unprotected sex. I got regular periods for four months after having the medicine. But this is the fifth month in which I have not consumed any pill and still did no...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Emergency contraception is not to be taken regularly. There are two phases of the menstrual cycle first 15 days estrogenic phase and second secretory phase. These tablets are high dose hormonal and delay ovulation. So depending upon which phase you took medicine, the...  Read Full »

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