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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What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip?

Query: Hello doctor, What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip? I take Yamini birth control pills and they are not labeled with days. I was taking the pills and the second-week pills are supposed to be taken from the bottom of the strip to the top. Instead, I ended up ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not matter how you take the pills in Yamini (a combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol), as the contents of each and every pill is the same. So, you are very much protected from pregnancy. You need not have Plan B (Levonorgestrel) in case you have int...  Read Full »

Does I-pill prevent pregnancy if taken after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on day 13 of my cycle and had an I-pill a day later. Again, I had sex in a gap of three days after the intake of tablet. I am really worried if I should take the pill again. This was a terrible mistake. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming that you have regular monthly periods. In that case, it is the time where you are going to ovulate. So, it is an unsafe period to have sex. And, if you have once unprotected sex and have taken I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) once, then why to make...  Read Full »

I am not sure if I had withdrawal bleeding or implantation bleeding. Please help.

Query: Withdrawal bleeding vs Implantation bleeding. My last period started 22nd of last month and i had unprotected sex on 30th of last month and 1st of this month. I took the emergency pill morning of 1st of this month and on 11 th of this month. i experienced a dark brown to bright red bleeding that i ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Greeting. 1. I have seen your query about bleeding in the middle of your period? You have a regular 30 days cycle which means your ovulation day is on the 16th day of the period. 2. your last period was on 22 nd before 2 months, which makes the next ovulation day on 8th of this month, which is...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy if we had sex on third day of period?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex on the third day of her periods and she had an I-pill immediately. She took the pill six hours after we had sex. She noticed some bleeding after three days which was not like normal periods. She is not having her periods and it is one month now. Is she pregnant? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The emergency pill, I-pill can be used only once in a cycle. If the I-pill is used more than once in a cycle, it not only does not work, it also upsets the body hormones and can cause irregular bleeding. It is best to consult a doctor and check for pregnancy first. At ...  Read Full »

Can vitamin C induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am approximately 95 kg weight. I am in need of emergency contraception due to failed birth control. I will be ovulating tomorrow, so I am at a high risk of unwanted pregnancy. I obtained and took a 1.5 mg dose of Levonorgestrel (Plan B pill); however I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strictly speaking, vitamin C rarely can do so as evidenced in the history of medicine. These are myths and not true reality. As you are 95 kg, there is a very rare chance of failure of emergency contraceptive pills in this weight. Otherwise, do another option. You can ...  Read Full »

Should I take an emergency pill if I only had foreplay?

Query: Hello doctor, I had foreplay with my partner yesterday. We both were having some fun. He actually inserted a finger into my vagina though not deep. He was not sure if he had touched his precum or not. Also, his penis touched my vagina two to three times though he never inserted. Should I take an I-p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is highly unlikely that the insertion of the finger can result in pregnancy even if it was contaminated with precum because precum does not contain sperm. So, I do not think you need to take an emergency contraceptive pill. For more inform...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex last week, and she took an I-pill within six hours of the intercourse. She got withdrawal bleeding or spotting today. Is there any chance of her getting pregnant? I was just worried. Please respond as soon as possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood the concerns. I-pill when taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, prevents pregnancy in 95 to 98 % cases. She is having withdrawal bleeding due to the hormonal effect of the pill. There is nothing t...  Read Full »

What to do if you vomit after taking a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I am on regular birth control pills and was taking these as usual. I took the seven inactive pills and began taking the active pills. I took it for three nights as per schedule but forgot to take it on the fourth. And I had sex on the same night, with a condom, but there may have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You are absolutely safe and there is no chance of pregnancy. Let me explain. Birth control pills act by creating a continuous constant hormonal level. They prevent the normal hormonal fluctuations. So, ovulation will not occur. Only if you miss tw...  Read Full »

How to take Plan B if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs 140 lbs and 5.6 feet tall. I am allergic to Levonorgestrel, and I want to take Plan B. What will happen if I do take it? I developed a rash in high school after using pure Progesterone cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, with drugs it is always hard to say which one will cause allergy and when. One can never predict. Since you already had an allergic reaction to pure Progesterone cream, it is a tough call. But the creams usually have a lot of ingredients apart from the drug to k...  Read Full »

Please suggest pills to stop bleeding after an I-pill.

Query: Hello doctor, I had got my periods last week, which was a normal menstrual cycle. Suddenly, yesterday night (a week later) I woke up to a very heavy vaginal bleeding while last night I slept without any such problem. Last week I also had an i-pill. Please guide me to what exactly it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding could be due to withdrawal effect caused by i-pill. But it should not be heavy and continuous. If there is heavy bleeding and if it continues for more than 2-3 days/more than your normal menstrual bleeding, please visit a gynaecologist for examination to rul...  Read Full »

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