Q. I had four I-pills in a span of two weeks and my periods are delayed. Any advice?

Answered by Dr. Shalaka Joshi and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

My husband is away from the past one and half years due to his work. I visited him for 15 days. I had my normal periods there on the 31st of last month.

Since I got a bit anxious about getting pregnant, I had four I-pills in these two weeks for protection. I then returned back on the 15th of this month. I had very scanty periods between the 24th to the 28th. And that is it. I had no periods after that until today.

I have checked for pregnancy four times and it always showed negative. I do not have any pregnancy symptoms as well. I am leading a normal life.

At times, I feel some cramps in the lower part of my stomach. I have already visited my doctor.

She suggested I take Regestrone 5 mg, two tablets a day for five days. But, I still did not get my periods. Kindly advice me for the same.

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Dr. Shalaka Joshi
Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

After you have finished taking tablet Regestrone (Norethisterone), you will have to wait for 15 days to get your periods. If you do not get it in 15 days, you have to repeat the urine pregnancy test and visit your gynecologist.

Please do not take emergency contraceptive pills so casually. It is not to be used as a regular method of contraception and it is not to be used more than once a month.

Have patience. Everything is gonna be alright.

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