Levonorgestrel

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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Would NorLevo pill work if taken after Ecstasy pill?

Query: Hello doctor, Would NorLevo pill work if a female has taken Ecstasy pill and after 10 hours she takes the morning-after pill. Will this have an effect or not? Please, can you advise me on this and ovulation? And also, how long does it take a female to fall pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There have not been documented evidence of ecstasy having a reaction with an OCP (oral contraceptive pill) pill, but some times the efficiency of the pill may come down with medications of this category. It is ideal to consult a gynecologist and look for an addition...  Read Full »

Can Mirena IUD cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a Mirena IUD in for three years. I had regular monthly periods, which will last for two to four days and usually very light. Four months back, it lasted for 12 days and was heavier than normal. It was almost orange in color. I missed a period the following month then had a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) secretes progesterone which could cause a diverse manifestations including unscheduled bleeding or no bleeding or bloating. As this IUD has crossed three years, you may face these types of on and off phenomenon....  Read Full »

How to take Plan B if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs 140 lbs and 5.6 feet tall. I am allergic to Levonorgestrel, and I want to take Plan B. What will happen if I do take it? I developed a rash in high school after using pure Progesterone cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, with drugs it is always hard to say which one will cause allergy and when. One can never predict. Since you already had an allergic reaction to pure Progesterone cream, it is a tough call. But the creams usually have a lot of ingredients apart from the drug to k...  Read Full »

I-Pill after 12 hours of unprotected sex. Will this leads to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I took i-pill after four to five hours of having unprotected sex. I again had unprotected sex after 12 hours of taking the i-pill. I was very tensed and took another i-pill after 56 hours of the second incident. After seven days, I started bleeding. But, it was light...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that there is no chance of pregnancy. Usually, ovulation occurs between the 12th to the 16th day of periods or better said as 14 days before the periods. Life of egg is 24 hours and that of sperm is 72 hours. So, there was no chance of e...  Read Full »

Why has there been no bleeding after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a protected sex with my wife 10 days ago. In order to delay her periods, she consumed one tablet of Primolut N the same day before having sex. By mistake, I touched her vagina after touching my penis. To avoid any risk of pregnancy, she consumed Unwanted 72 within eight hours of...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary that there should be withdrawal bleeding after taking Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel). They are high dose hormonal pills which may cause delayed periods too. If your spouse has skipped her expected periods, she can check her urine pregnancy test wi...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant on the 11th day of period?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner is a 34 year old female. We had sex on the 11th day of her cycle. Is there any possibility that she gets pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Any unprotected intercourse at any point of the menstrual period is associated with a risk of pregnancy, except during the menstrual period. You have had unprotected sex during the mid-menstrual cycle. So, it is possible that she can get preg...  Read Full »

I have taken Unwanted 72 within 20 minutes of sex. Can I get pregnant now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken tablet Unwanted 72 for the first time within 20 minutes of sex. I have the feeling of vomiting, chest pain and I am feeling sleepy too. Is this normal? Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Y Siva Roja

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query. Unwanted 72 is an emergency postcoital contraceptive pill containing Levonorgestrel. Though it is effective within 72 hours after intercourse, it is very active when it is taken immediately after sex. As you have taken within 20 minutes, y...  Read Full »

My friend did not have any bleeding after taking an I-pill. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend and I had sex on the 29th of last month. Her last periods started on the 15th of last month. We used a condom the whole time, but I was worried there could have been a leak and got her an I-pill within 18 hours of intercourse. She has had no bleeding whatsoever sin...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The act of sex was on day-15 of the period, that is, very close to the ovulation date. But as you said that a condom had been used all the time and you only have a doubt of spill, the chances of a pregnancy is very very low. As the pill was taken ...  Read Full »

Either Mirena or hysterectomy, which is better for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have tilted bicornuate uterus. My history includes two cesarean sections, PCOS, adenomyosis, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. Now, I am suffering from irregular and very painful periods. I am getting heavy clots for three days and bleeding for the next four days. My cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. At your age, instead of hysterectomy, Mirena is a better option. Misoprostol is very effective in opening the uterine cervix and most likely the procedure will be successful. Whereas hysterectomy is concerned, you can go for both ...  Read Full »

How to improve my endometrial thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 32 and my husband is 37. We are married for 9 years and I have been trying for conception since 8 years. I did conceive last year, but the heartbeat was not seen. So, I underwent D and C. Till last year my period was regular. But, it became very scanty after D and C. Also, my...  Read Full »


Dr. Archana Sundarka

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your anxiety. I have read your problems and your husband's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that your problem could be due to vigorous curettage (dilation and curettage) or due to endometrial infection, such as tuberculos...  Read Full »

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