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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Can taking Plan B with Ella counteract each other?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a Plan B; however, I read online that it is not as effective on heavier women. I want to know if I can still take an Ella pill even though I already took a Plan B? I heard Ella is more effective, and I want to know if there is a problem with taking both since I have heard that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based pills that act at three different stages to prevent pregnancy. Firstly, they prevent the release of eggs from the ovary; if the egg was already released before the ...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility of pregnancy after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife started her last menstrual cycle on the 22nd of the previous month. We had protected sex on the 27th of the previous month. Unfortunately, the condom ruptured but, I was able to pull it out a few seconds before ejaculating. Just to be safe, she took an I-pill seven hours after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand the concerns. I-pill has the usual side effect of delaying the next expected periods by two to three weeks. So, most likely her periods are delayed due to the pill. I will suggest her to get a urine pregnancy test don...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get pregnant after removing Minerva's IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having my Mirena IUD removed today. I have had regular cycles the entire five years of having it. How soon can I conceive?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mirena is a Levonorgestrel IUD (intrauterine device). The levels in uterus locally and in blood is supplied on a daily basis. So if you have it removed today, you should be getting your periods within a few days, the withdrawal bleeding. You can conceiv...  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 have my ejaculations. Are there any chances of pregnancy through this touching?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ovulati...  Read Full »

Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you. You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-ho...  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 so...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.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 progesterone ...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of pregnancy after taking Unwanted-72 within two hours?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse without ejaculation inside her before 20 days. And to be on the safe side, she has taken an Unwanted-72 pill within two hours. Her last menstruation was 30 days back, and her bleeding lasts for four days. She has a 30 to 32 days menstrual cycle. Again we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If you had protected sex with a condom, and if the medication was taken post-sex no need to worry about the pregnancy. Any issue with the periods can be due to the side effect of the pill Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel). I ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Someti...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take tablet I-pill for contraception while taking tablet Ovral-L already?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking tablet Ovral-L for the last five months. My previous course of medication started in the middle of the last month and continued to the first week of this month. I got my periods ten days ago. I started the next course on the second day of my period. I have had protected i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly as you were on tablet Ovral-L (Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel) from the second day of your period, there is no need for an I-pill (Levonorgestrel). I-pill would cause a change in progesterone levels and initiate a withdrawal in the next few days. Yo...  Read Full »

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