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 and had normal periods last month, but I did not get my periods this month. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 and took an I-pill within 24 hours but then I again had sex. Should I take another I-pill?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex last week and took an I-pill within 24 hours. Again after a week, the condom broke. Do I need to take the pill again? Is it safe? If not, please suggest an alternative. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Send me a detailed history. Actually, if you have taken the pill at a proper dose with proper timings without any vomiting, then there is no need for another one as ovulation has already stopped for this cycle. In case you still have not had ... Read Full »
I have taken a I-pill within 12 hours after sex. How do I know it is working?
Query: Hi doctor, I have taken an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) around 12 hours after sex. I want to know when does an I-pill start to work after taking it? What are the signs that it is working? After taking the pill, it has been three hours, and I have not faced any side effects. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill and should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. As you have taken it within 12 hours, it is good. It will restrict ovulation if ovulation has not happened already. Suppose ovulation... Read Full »
I got my periods after sex. Should I take an I-pill now?
Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiance last week but with precaution. Two days later, I got my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Also, please suggest can I take I-pill now as it is just 72 hours post-sex? Please answer. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your due periods have come on time then there are no chances of getting pregnant. So, there is no need for I-pill. Basically, with a regular menstrual cycle, your unsafe period starts from day-8 to day-18 of your cycle. Read Full »
I had intercourse with my partner two months back and have experienced an irregular period since then. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor,I had intercourse with my partner two months back, and for safety reasons, I took I-Pill the next day. Usually, I have a 26 days cycle. I got my period regular last month. I am one day late with my period this month, but I am experiencing light symptoms of getting my periods. Am I safe ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and will surely help you. The emergency contraceptive pills act at three different stages to prevent pregnancy. After taking the dose, it prevents the release of the egg from the ovaries. Subsequently, it prevents fertilization if the egg is rel... Read Full »
After I-pill, I had slight bleeding that lasted for a day, but no periods. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I got my last periods between 20th to 25th of last month. I had unprotected sex on the 28th and 1st. I took an I-pill immediately the next morning after both the times. I had a slight bleeding on the 19th that lasted only a day. I did a pregnancy test on the 26th, which was negative. Until... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The bleeding you noticed could be withdrawal bleeding. You will definitely get your periods. If you have a doubt then repeat your urine pregnancy tes... Read Full »
I had intercourse with my spouse and took an I-pill the next day, after which I had bleeding. Is it normal?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Why are my periods delayed by two days despite taking an I-pill within five hours of unprotected sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I had my LMP a month back. Three weeks later, I took an I-pill within five hours. However, my periods have been delayed by two days. Do I need to take a pregnancy test? Is the I-pill that I have taken safe and will not cause pregnancy? Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I-pill is very effective and usually prevents pregnancy when taken within 12 hours of unprotected intercourse. However, I-pill has side effects like irregular bleeding and delayed periods. So, this might be the reason for delayed periods ... Read Full »
My periods got delayed after I had unprotected sex with my partner and took I-pill. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,A month ago, I had unprotected sex with my partner. To avoid becoming pregnant, I took the I-pill. And we waited for the next menstrual period, which was supposed to arrive a few days back but has yet to come. Except for missing periods and stomach aches, no pregnancy-related symptoms are ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In your case, menstrual irregularities could result from a hormonal imbalance caused by taking an I-pill (Levonorgestrel). Your case has almost no chance of pregnancy because you took the I-pill on time. So keep an eye out for your menstru... Read Full »
I used contraceptive pills two months back and got a period-like blood flow five days after withdrawal bleeding. Is it normal?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »