Q. Is period change normal after an I-pill?

Answered by
Dr. Bharat Udey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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 quantity was less. And on the third day, there was no bleeding. I am worried about her health. Have these tablets damaged her uterus?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • 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 uterine changes as there will be little hormonal change.
  • Hence, it can lead to either less menstrual bleeding or no menstrual bleed in the consecutive cycle. However, after that usually, the cycles normalize.
  • You need not be worried about it, and you should wait until the next cycle. Also, to be on the safer side, you can go for a urine test to check for pregnancy as well.

For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

Thank you doctor,

Is there a possibility of a pregnancy in such a case?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • A failure with I-pill is highly unlikely if it was taken within 12 hours of unprotected coitus.
  • With increasing delay, the chances of pregnancy go up but, they are still subtle. However, the failure rate is markedly high if the I-pill is taken after 72 hours of unprotected coitus.

For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

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