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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Is any pill or other preventive measures needed to avoid pregnancy after fingering?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend gave me a handjob, and I had ejaculated on my stomach. I do not clearly remember if I had ejaculation on my fingers. I washed my hands immediately after this and wiped them as well. However, I did not use soap. After some time, I fingered her. Is there a chance of her getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. This fertilized egg is then required to be implant...  Read Full »

What is the reason for not getting periods even after taking I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife when her periods was due. But at that date, she did not get her period, and she took an I-pill next day. It is already six days since she took the I-pill, but she did not get her periods still. I am really worried that she is pregnant, as we are not plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her periods could have been missed due to pregnancy caused due to the earlier intercourse or due to hormonal imbalance. Get a serum beta hCG done, which is a blood test. Review with the report, so that I can suggest medication to induce periods. Revert with more inform...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, my fiance did not have her periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance took an I-pill three months back after we had unprotected sex. But, she did not get her periods from the last three months. Is this normal? Is it a side effect of taking I-pill? Is she pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. An irregular menstrual cycle is one of the commonest side effects of an indiscriminate use of I-pill. I-pill contains same hormones which regulate the monthly cycles, but if taken often, they cause hormonal disturbances. ...  Read Full »

My period is delayed due to intake of I-pill. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was due on the 20th of this month. I had protected sex on 14th night, and we had a bit of a doubt about the protection, so on 15th evening, I took an I-pill. On 17th night, we again had protected sex, and on the 19th morning, I took another I-pill. I did not get my periods y...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy is low with sex on the days mentioned. Your period is late due to the effect of I-pill. It is too early to test, if you do not get your period by the 25th, then repeat the pregnancy test. But, the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. For more inf...  Read Full »

I am worried about excessive bleeding that occurred after taking I-pill. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last month, and I took I-pill after three days. Last month, my period was delayed by a week, and when it came, it lasted for about 12 days. I got my period on the tenth of this month, and I am bleeding very heavily. I had to change three large pads a day. There is...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me clear your doubt one by one. It is natural to bleed during menstruation, some woman experience bleeding for 1 to 2 days and some for 7 to 8 days, which is normal. Actually, bleeding is normal as far as you are not loosing more blood. And the best way to check w...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

Does an expired I-pill be effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill four days back, but after taking it, I noticed that it had already expired three months ago. Is there anything serious? Will the I-pill be ineffective?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the pill was expired, it is likely to fail and not be able to prevent a pregnancy. Side effects as such are not expected. However, please do a pregnancy test and check if periods get delayed. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am confused about whether this is withdrawal bleeding or implantation bleeding. My last period started last month, and I had unprotected sex on the eighth and ninth day after the period. I took an emergency pill on the morning of the second day of sex. From the second week of this mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 before two months, which makes the next ovulation day on the first week of t...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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