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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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Can I get pregnant even after I-pill if I had unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex yesterday and he pulled out of me. When we finished, I looked at my period tracker app and noticed that my period should come in four days and that I was ovulating. I took the morning-after pill immediately afterward. Will the pill work? What are the chances of me ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have taken the pill before 72 hours have passed after the act, you are safe.  Please do not worry. You are not pregnant.  Also now, your periods will postpone by up to 10 days for two cycles. Thank you. For more information consult an internal medicine physic...  Read Full »

I am a 18-year-old female experiencing missed periods for three months and my pregnancy tests are negative. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old female with no known allergies, no history of pregnancy, and overall good health. Between the end of March and the beginning of April, which spanned approximately two weeks, I took three Plan B pills. I took the first one five days after a potential risk, the second ...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Taking pills like Plan B (Levonorgestrel) can indeed disrupt your menstrual cycle as they contain progesterone, which can delay your period. Pregnancy tests typically yield accurate results after about three weeks from the date of sexual contact. I strongly advise ag...  Read Full »

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