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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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Will I get pregnant if I take an unwanted 72 pill before sex and the condom broke during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whe...  Read Full »

Got my period after taking a pill. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, If I had unprotected sex on the 29th of last month, took the morning-after pill a few hours later, and today on the 14th, got my regular period which was due today, does that mean I am 100 % not pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, if you are having a proper flow, then you are not pregnant. You also took the emergency pill after unprotected intercourse. The failure rate of the pill is extremely low.   Read Full »

Will taking a contraceptive pill in a woman with cancer cause serious health problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has stage three esophageal cancer. Her doctor said that she is recovering well. She had unprotected sex with her fiance. She is in a panic now. She has planned to take Unwanted 72 pills to prevent a pregnancy. But my question is, will she have serious health issues if she tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have missed mentioning if the patient is currently on treatment or post treatment. If she is on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, she should not get pregnant. But taking contraceptive medicines does not affect cancer in any way. She can take these pills without ...  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 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 »

Do I need to 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why are my periods late despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old female. I have some issues regarding my menses. Last month, I took Unwanted 72 on the 19th, and I got my periods on the 26th. I had sex again on the ninth of this month, but I did not get my periods yet. So, I did home pregnancy tests, and the results were negative...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Whenever you take emergency pills, the next 1 to 2 cycles are bound to become awry. Just relax, but also keep a tab on your conception by getting a pregnancy check done after a week to ten days. Best wishes. For more information consult an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »

My fiance has light bleeding after taking an I-pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my fiancee twice this month. She took one I-pill the first time and another I-pill just before she was going to have her periods. Now, she has her periods. But, she did not bleed on the first day. On the second day, there was normal colored blood, but the qua...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to have some bright red bleeding after taking too many I-pills. Usually, I-pill should be taken within 24 to 72 hours of unprotected coitus. That will prevent any conception by preventing the ovulation. So, if there is no ovulation, there will be no uterin...  Read Full »

After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old married woman. Within two months of my marriage, we often had sexual intercourse, but I do not know if he ever ejaculated inside me. Yesterday, I think he ejaculated inside me, but I am not sure. After sex, I washed my vagina and urinated. Is there any chance of pregnan...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sperms are plenty and you cannot be completely safe if you do not use a condom. You cannot wash it completely. It cannot be avoided by withdrawing the penis before ejaculating, as sperms can be present in the precum. A single sperm can cause fertilization. Now apart ...  Read Full »

I had an emergency pill. My period is delayed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency pill a day after my period, the fourteenth of last month, and I had dark bleeding eight days later. My period for this month was supposed to come on thirteenth day, and I have not received it yet. What could be the problem? I already took a pregnancy test, but it te...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Suppose your menstrual cycle is normal and of more than fourteen days, then seven days before and five days after menstruation are considered safe periods. So, these days, there is no need for emergency contracepti...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed after taking contraceptive pills. Why?

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 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 »

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