Emergency Pill

Emergency pills are used to prevent pregnancy by women who have had unprotected sexual intercourse or women whose birth control method has failed. It contains Levonorgestrel or Ulipristal acetate.

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My periods are four days late after taking the emergency contraceptive pill. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are four days late, and I took an emergency contraceptive pill two days before the expected date of my period. I had also taken Norethisterone tablets for three days. What should I do? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and can cause delayed periods in some women. Do not worry. A delay in periods of approximately two weeks is expected. When was your last intercourse, and how long a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my partner's delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has a menstrual cycle of 26 to 28 days. She had her periods on the 5th, two months ago. After that, she had an I-pill on the 14th. Then she again had her periods on the 28th. Accordingly, she had her periods due on the 24th of last month. But, till now she is still waiting f...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1.I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) is one of the causes of irregular and delayed periods. Ask her to wait for her periods for a week. If she does not get her periods then repeat a test. 2.I would advise both of you to take proper contraception in the future. It...  Read Full »

I took an ECP seven days ago. Can I take another ECP now?

Query: Hello doctor,I took ECP seven days ago, on the fifth day of my period. No side effects till now, but there has been withdrawal bleeding happening for the last three days. It has become light now. Accidentally, an unprotected penis with semen rubbed my vagina. It happened again 32 hours ago. Can I ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are in the midst of your withdrawal bleeding, and the endometrial lining is being shed, there is no need to take a repeat ECP (emergency contraceptive pill) if you have accidentally had unprotected intercourse. There are no chances of pregnancy at all during bl...  Read Full »

Why are my periods delayed by one and a half months despite taking an emergency contraceptive pill after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, during which he did not ejaculate inside me but on my belly. However, I took the tablet Unwanted-72 within 48 hours to be on the safer side. My periods have been delayed by one and a half months despite taking the pill. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through your case and can well understand your health concerns. However, do not worry; everything will be fine if proper treatment is followed. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

I had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tense. What can we do to prevent pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when ...  Read Full »

Can taking Plan B with Ella counteract each other?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a Plan B; however, I read online that it is not as effective on heavier women. I want to know if I can still take an Ella pill even though I already took a Plan B? I heard Ella is more effective, and I want to know if there is a problem with taking both since I have heard that t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based pills that act at three different stages to prevent pregnancy. Firstly, they prevent the release of eggs from the ovary; if the egg was already released before the ...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an emergency contraceptive pill due to a broken condom incident, and since then, she has had withdrawal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex nine days ago. The condom slipped, but its opening was outside and I removed it carefully. But, just to be sure, she had Unwanted-72 immediately after. Today, she had period-like bleeding. Is it a side effect of Unwanted-72 or was it something else?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. It is a withdrawal bleeding and there is nothing to worry about. So, relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me. Take care. For more information consult an obstetric...  Read Full »

Can bleeding after seven days of taking Unwanted 72 indicate early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is a 28 year old and weighs 43 kg. We had unprotected sex on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle, and I am sure I did not ejaculate. But, I am worried about her getting pregnant. She took Unwanted 72 tablet 12 hours later. A week later, she had cramps and menses-like bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she had withdrawal bleeding seven days after taking Unwanted 72, which lasted for three days, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. The pregnancy can be conclusively ruled out with a serum beta hCG test, as home pregnancy test may provide false negative results. If ...  Read Full »

I took an emergency pill and had unprotected sex. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex after taking an emergency pill, and it has been 72 hours. Now I am worried about getting pregnant. I previously took one emergency pill before 15 days.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. An emergency pill works if taken immediately after unprotected sex and within 72 hours. If you have taken the pill before unprotected sex, it might not always help. Right now, you need not get anxious, and please wait for your periods. If it do...  Read Full »

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

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