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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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 »

Should I take contraceptive pills even after attaining menopause ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female. My last period was more than 10 years ago. I was confirmed menopausal by a blood test taken back then. Do I need to take any contraception in the rare case of my having an intercourse? I have heard of older women, well past the menopausal age, getting pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nil chance of pregnancy. Do not worry.  Please do not take any hormonal pills as they may harm you. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Can I still get pregnant after taking I-pill twice for having unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,  I am 20 years old. I had my menses on the 24th or 26th of last month. I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 20th of this month. I took an I-pill three to four hours later. The next day early in the morning, around 5 AM we again had unprotected sex and he came inside me. 60 ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had unprotected sex on the 28th or 30th day of your periods. So, the chances of pregnancy on these days is nil. Yet, you took an I-pill. So, the chance of pregnancy is further reduced. The second time you had sex would also not cause a pregnancy but, you had ano...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Unwanted-72 pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about the Unwanted-72 pill. Does it have any side effects? I had unprotected sex with my fiance for the first time and I am confused about what to do. I want to know if this pill is safe.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 contains hormone in high load which helps to prevent pregnancy. You need to take this pill as early as possible and preferably within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Yes, there are some side effects which are temporary. It can cause spotting, b...  Read Full »

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