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After I-pill, I had slight bleeding that lasted for a day, but no periods. What to do?

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Answered by

Dr. Neha Rathod

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 6, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 29, 2024

Patient's 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 now, I have not got my periods.

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As 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 test after a week. I am very sure that there is no chance of pregnancy and the bleeding was just a withdrawal bleeding because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. Get back to me with the reports so that I can guide you further.

Take care.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I am so relieved with your reply. I shall repeat the test next week and share the reports with you.

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Just relax and wait until your periods' date. You may get bleeding around your regular periods' date.

Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Neha Rathod
Dr. Neha Rathod

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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