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I Pill

I Pill is an emergency contraceptive pill. It is a hormonal pill that contains Levonorgestrel, used to prevent unwanted pregnancies when taken within 72 hours of intercourse.

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I took an I pill after sex and had bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with my spouse a few days ago. The next day, I took an I-pill and started bleeding the day after taking it. But the bleeding was not heavy. It is not even visible on my panty line. We are not planning on having a child, so I am concerned. My menstruation is due this mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and work in three stages to prevent unplanned pregnancy. First, they delay the release of an egg from the ovary. Second, if the egg was already released before taking the dose, they preve...  Read Full »

I had a pill on my cycle’s third day. Are there pregnancy chances?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days. I had I-pill on the third day of the period. At that time I was having minor bleeding and I had unprotected sex but after that I took I-pill within 10 hours. After two days my periods stopped. Now, I am worried because I have not got withdrawal ble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Have you taken an advised dose of I-pill (Levonorgestrel)? If the pill is not taken at the proper dose, it might not work as expected. You have taken it in the middle of menstrual bleeding and therefore you might get ...  Read Full »

I have irregular bleeding after using birth control pills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I am on birth control pills (Femilon) for the past three months. In the first month, bleeding started on the third pill-free day, and that time I bled on the first and second day. The bleeding was less, and I used only one pad that was not filled. From the t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very common to have less bleeding during the use of birth control pills. Just continue the pills, and there is no such long-term health risk. It is also healthier as it helps to prevent anemia.   Read Full »

Can I take I-pill to prevent unplanned pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend yesterday. He did not ejaculate inside of me and took out long before ejaculation. My periods are after seven days. Should I take I-pill to be on the safe side? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you had unprotected sex and wanted to discontinue the pregnancy, I suggest you can take one tablet of I-pill (Levonorgestrel) 1.5 mg as early as possible, wit...  Read Full »

I had intimate contact with my partner. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had intimate contact two and a half months back. However, we did not have intercourse. I was not sure if his ejaculation had touched my body. Also, I took an I-pill 11 hours after the contact. I got my period after 11 days, which was very light, and lasted for 17 days...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for trusting us. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your symptoms can be due to a hormonal imbalance or pregnancy. The endometrial thickness in your pelv...  Read Full »

I have delayed periods despite taking an I-pill after sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected intercourse with my partner a month ago. I had taken an I-pill the next day. But there was no bleeding, and my periods were due in a week, but I did not get them. Will I become pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The sperms must be discharged into the female's vagina to get pregnant. These sperms must next fertilize an egg, which may or may not be accessible depending on the female's ovulation rhythm. Furthermore, if the egg is accessible and ferti...  Read Full »

Is I-pill causing delays in my periods? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after three hours of sex (not penetrative intercourse, just fingering, but fingers might have precum). I had normal periods last month. However, this month my period did not come. My normal cycle is around 29 to 30 days. Did a urine pregnancy test twice, and the result wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you have periods at your time of period date, there is no chance of pregnancy in your case. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of the I-pill (Levonorgestrel). It happens due to the sudden withdraw...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female and my periods were delayed for two months. After which I got my periods, which lasted for more than 15 days. I consulted my doctor who prescribed M-pause. So my periods have stopped after taking those pills. I recently had unprotected sex on the next day itself ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As such you have a minimal chance for conceiving as you are not menstruating regularly which means that you are not ovulating. Moreover, it is truly impossible to get a pregnancy if you had sex just after the stoppage of cyc...  Read Full »

I took contraceptive pills and had withdrawal bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOD and thyroid disorder, and my hemoglobin level is 8.8 gm/dL. Two months back, I used Intimacy plus 3 contraceptive pills, and withdrawal bleeding started mid-the same month and ended after five days. I stopped using contraceptive pills two days after the bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to what you have mentioned, as you have stopped taking the pills, it can lead to irregular bleeding for a few days, and also, as you have a history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), this can lead to irregular bleeding and cycles. I suggest you not worry ...  Read Full »

Are there any side effects if a woman takes I-pill during her period?

Query: Hello doctor, Are there any side effects if a woman takes I-pill during her period? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. I-pill is a high dose of progesterone hormone. Progesterone is the same hormone that is produced in your body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, ...  Read Full »

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