I Pill is an emergency contraceptive pill. It is a hormonal pill that contains Levonorgestrel, used to prevent unwanted pregnancies when taken within 72 hours of intercourse.
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What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ... Read Full »
What is the chance of pregnancy when the penis contacts the vulva during a hot water shower?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the chance of pregnancy when a penis with some precum came in contact with the vulva region during a hot water shower? Should I take the Plan B pill? Can I still get pregnant after taking the I-pill? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. In your case, there was a penile contacting the vulva during a warm water shower, and there was no penetration or ejaculation involved, so anyhow, chances of pregnancy are minimized. Presuming that penis was with pre-cum, but sperms tend to die in contact with any ... Read Full »
Can frequent use of I-pill have any side effects?
Query: Hi doctor, Today is the last day of my periods. Last night, I consumed alcohol and had unprotected sex. I took an I-pill at around 11 AM today. However, I had been vomiting due to nausea at around 2 PM in the afternoon. Should I have to take another pill now? Or would the first one have been effecti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to take another I-pill (Levonorgestrel hormone) as it gets dissolved and absorbed within an hour. However, the nausea and vomiting are due to the high progesterone effect of the I-pill. Now, you need to wait for a withdrawal bleed. Since you just had pe... Read Full »
I have bulky ovaries with multiple small follicles. Can I take Ipill?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an ultrasonography which states I have bulky ovaries with multiple small follicles. I wanna know what does that mean and can I take Ipill and is it safe? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report to me is normal with normal size uterus and also the ovarian size even though it mentions bulky ovaries (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But an ovary is considered bulky if the volume of each is more than 10 cc. The presence of small multi... Read Full »
I had sex with my partner last month and missed periods. Am I pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old and I had sex with my partner last month. My expected period date was a week later. Still, I did not get my periods. I have tried testing pregnancy strips the result was negative. I consumed Regestrone tablets for the past four days. We do not want to have a baby beca... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the urine pregnancy test was done after eight days post missed menses was negative then you are not pregnant. However, to be double sure, you may opt for a serum beta hCG test, where if the hCG levels are less than 3 mIU, then you can be sure that you are not pre... Read Full »
My wife has spotting.There are no signs of pregnancy.Can this be the side effect of ipill?
Query: Hello doctor, Me and my wife had sex on 12th January and she took ipill on 13th January. She had her periods on 21st January. We again had sex on 25th January and 10th February with protection (condoms). On the 10th evening some spotting started and it stopped on 17th February. The spotting was dark... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding due to menses on 21st January after ipill confirmatively rules out pregnancy which could have occurred due to sex on 13th January. The repeat sexual intercourse held on 25th January (she was in her safe period and hence pregnancy is unlikely) and then ... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex. What are my chances of getting pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boy friend two days before my actual period, at around 5pm. I took an i-pill within one hour after sex i.e, before 6 pm. It is three days more than my actual period date and I still have not got my periods. What are my chances of getting pregnant? Are... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not be worried. You have done a right thing by taking i-pill within 72 hours of last sexual intercourse. You were not likely to menstruate on your actual due date simply because it takes about 5-7 days for bleeding to occur after taking i-pill. It is also a know... Read Full »