Common "Levonorgestrel" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Levonorgestrel is a hormonal medicine used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. It is a type of emergency contraceptive medicine and should not be taken as a regular birth control pill.

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I have a missed period after taking protective pills. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have never had irregular periods, but recently I missed my periods. So I wanted to ask if we can get periods in the first month after having Levonorgestrel and then miss them in the next month. I want to specify that I had Levonorgestrel within three to four hours of the intercourse....  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query Levonorgestrel hormonal contraceptive pills interfere with the normal menstrual cycle and inhibit conception by inhibiting ovulation or fertilization or implantation etc. You get withdrawal bleed, but it depends on how early the body gets rid o...  Read Full »

Are my bleeding and cramps before the due date because of tablet Plan B?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a protected intercourse one week ago and took tablet Plan B within six hours of intercourse. I took the pill because we fingered, and I am sure we had some semen in our hands. I got bleeding and cramps now, but my period is due after 12 days. Is this my earlier period or somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The bleeding you are experiencing is called withdrawal bleeding, and it is a side effect of emergency contraceptives like Plan B (Levonorgestrel). Plan B is synthetic progesterone called Norethisterone. So, when you take it, the proges...  Read Full »

Can a girl get pregnant just by touching her private parts with semen in the hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I touched a girl's private part after touching my genitals that already had my ejaculations. Are there any chances of pregnancy through this touching? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may be available or not available depending upon the ovulation patte...  Read Full »

How many birth control pills should I take to equal Plan B to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, How many birth control pills should I take to equal Plan B? I missed my birth control pill for 17 days and had unprotected intercourse, but we do not want to be pregnant. Should I need Plan B or take extra birth control pills to avoid pregnancy? I would also like to know that can you g...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. If you want reliable protection against unplanned pregnancy, then I request you to consider taking a Plan B pill (Levonorgestrel) as the Plan B pill is meant for emergency contraception. Sometimes birt...  Read Full »

How many Trust pills should I take for emergency contraception?

Query: Hello doctor, I need an opinion about Trust pills for birth control. I had unprotected intercourse with a guy and took two Trust pills yesterday as an emergency contraceptive pill. Safe sexual activity is supposed to be after five days of pill, but we had unprotected intercourse today also. So, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you have been taking your birth control every day at the same time without missing any pill, there is no requirement for backup emergency pills. And also, repeated intake of the emergency pill will cause side effects like nausea, vomiti...  Read Full »

Does spotting after six days of taking I-pill mean no pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced vaginal bleeding today. I had protected sex for the first time nine days back, but the condoms came off midway. As a precautionary step, I took a tablet I-pill after six hours of the sex. I had intercourse on the eighth day of my cycle. My menstrual cycle lasts for 28 to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, I understand your concern, Bleeding or spotting after taking tablet I-pill is a side effect, as I-pill contains synthetic progesterone, which causes hormonal imbalance and prevents pregnancy. This hormonal imbalance can cause side effects like spotting, irregular bleeding, bloating, nausea,...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy test accurate after seven days?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex on the last day of her period. She took a Plan B the next day. On the month-end, we had protected sex followed by unprotected sex with potential residual semen. It was brief without ejaculation. She is now seven days late. Yesterday she took a preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant the sperm have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg is subject to the ovulation pattern of the female). The fert...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get changes in the breast size with Plan B intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female with some concerns about breast health. The left is getting bigger, and the right is getting smaller. This is most noticeable in a couple of weeks leading to my period. They both used to get a little bigger and tender, but now the left is painful and absolutel...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Minor changes in size and shape of breasts are quite common. The hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle or oral formulations that contain hormones also lead to breast changes. However, if the other breast shrinks or changes in shape or...  Read Full »

I bled heavily with clots and feel nauseous. Is this due to miscarriage or Plan B pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if I have a miscarriage, but I had sex a week ago. But I just finished my period a day before I had sex. I have a heavy flow, blood clot, and feel nausea. I am not sure if it was due to Plan B I took within 24 hours of having unprotected sex that cause irregular flow. Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Plan B constitutes high dose progesterone hormones, so it can cause symptoms like nausea and vomiting as a side effect and also at times can cause delayed cycles or sudden withdrawal bleed after a few days of taking it. So most like this could be a withdrawal bleed o...  Read Full »

Will vitamin C pills interfere with the action of emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstruation period started on June 17 and ended around June 22. I had unprotected sex on July 5 where my partner came inside me because he could not withdraw. I took Trust pill ( Ethinyl Estradiol + Levonorgestrel + Ferrous Fumarate) as an emergency contraceptive around an ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me start by saying that vitamin C per se does not decrease the estrogen efficacy in the pills you have taken, in fact it increases the thrombotic effect of estrogen. So do not worry about its reaction with the pill. However, the regime you...  Read Full »

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