Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. My partner took i-pill after unprotected sex and got spotting. ls she pregnant?

Answered by
Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 21, 2020 and last reviewed on: Aug 08, 2020

Hello doctor,

We had unprotected sex on 26th June (9th day of her 30 days cycle, two days after periods got over). She took i-pill on 27th June. Today, she spotted some bleeding. We have experienced most of the symptoms given on the internet for early pregnancy. Is it possible for her to be pregnant?

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to

Emergency contraceptive pills are high dose of progesterone hormones, which is the same hormone released in the post-ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle, and also during the pregnancy. So based on the symptoms it is difficult to predict if these are early pregnancy symptoms or just the symptoms before the onset of the next menstrual cycles. Also, emergency contraceptive pills have know side effects of irregular spotting and bleeding and sometimes delayed periods too.

It would be advisable to check her urine pregnancy test once if the periods do not occur by her expected date (although the chances are minimal as the intercourse was not around the fertile period, and also did not involve ejaculation). If it is negative, just rest assured, and wait for periods as some delay in periods could be a known side effect of the emergency pills.

Also, it would be advisable to take more consistent precautions in the future as repeatedly taking emergency contraceptive pills are not advisable and also not as effective as the regular birth control pills.

I hope this helps.

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
After I-pill, I had a flow but it was not heavy. What is the chance of pregnancy?
I am getting regular period and on Nexplanon, but still spotting. Is that due to pregnancy?
My blood and urine pregnancy test are positive, but there is no visible sac in the scan. Is this ectopic?

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

I am bleeding while on birth control. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am 134.3 pounds and approximately 5'6" tall. I am a new mother of 1.5 month old baby girl. I am on birth control and using the Nexplanon bar inserted into the arm postpartum. My issue is that I have started bleeding now. I am not breastfeeding and there is no milk pro...  Read Full »

Will I-pill tablet work if taken two hours after the act?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 25 years old and she had her period on the 14th of last month. On the 1st of this month, while having intercourse, unfortunately, the condom broke. She had taken I-pill within two hours. Can you please advise if the tablet will work or not?  Read Full »

Faint T Lines Appearing On Urine Pregnancy Tests,While Ultrasounds Say I Am Not Pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive for a few months, but every time the test comes back negative. My last periods was on the 25th of last month, and I started ovulating on the third of this month, and it ended on the 12th. My husband and I had sex on the fifth. Despite my history of irregular...  Read Full »

Also Read

Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a year back. Can you suggest any medicine?
Having celiac fromnlast 10 year dignosis recently ayear ago since then i am gluten free still cant absorb food feeling w...  Read more»
My head is shivering from 20 days, and it feels like head trauma. What is the cause?
Hello sir, My head is shivering like anything , feeling like trauma is head. And its start anytime in a day and when s...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.