Q. Should I take some medicine to stop heavy bleeding after an i-pill?

Answered by
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 20, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had got my periods last week, which was a normal menstrual cycle. Suddenly, yesterday night (a week later) I woke up to a very heavy vaginal bleeding while last night I slept without any such problem. Last week I also had an i-pill.

Please guide me to what exactly it is?

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The bleeding could be due to withdrawal effect caused by i-pill. But it should not be heavy and continuous.
  • If there is heavy bleeding and if it continues for more than 2-3 days/more than your normal menstrual bleeding, please visit a gynaecologist for examination to rule out some other cause.
  • If bleeding decreases, you can safely wait for two more days and it should subside by then.

Consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online for further follow up -->  https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


What do you exactly mean by withdrawal effects? Also what are the other possible causes? Should I go for any medication urgently to forcefully stop the bleeding?

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Period normally occurs due to reduction in hormone levels in blood. Taking i-pill has the same effect.
  • When i-pill disappears from body, there is sudden fall in hormone level which induces periods, and is a normal phenomenon.
  • Regarding other causes, there can be plenty from local injury/wound to infection, which you need not worry right now.
  • If bleeding is heavy/bothersome (for example: complete soakage of more than 3 - 4 sanitary napkins in a day), you can take medicines like tablet Tranexamic acid (generally given 500mg -1000mg three times a day) or consult your gynaecologist for physical evaluation.

Revert back to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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