Emergency Pill

About "Emergency Pill"

Emergency pills are used to prevent pregnancy by women who have had unprotected sexual intercourse or women whose birth control method has failed. It contains Levonorgestrel or Ulipristal acetate.

Related Terms: Emergency Contraceptive Pill, I-pill, Unprotected Sex, Emergency Contraception, Withdrawal Bleeding, Contraceptive Pill, Unwanted 72

Recently Answered Questions


I took two emergency pill within a week. Is this causing delay in periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance and he ejaculated inside me 20 days back and within 24 hours I took a pill. After a week, we again had unprotected intercourse and he ejaculated inside me and again I took a pill within 24 hours. I have not got my periods yet. Could you sugges...  Read Full »
Dr. Nadia Khan
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 has a side effect of messing up periods and since you have taken it twice so probably your periods are delayed due to this reason. I would suggest doing a pregnancy test to be sure and if you vomited the next day, then it had not affected the efficacy of th...  Read Full »
 
Can I take an emergency pill if I am taking medicines for PCOD?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25 year old female, diagnosed with PCOD. Since last week, I am taking tablet Normoz for that. I had unprotected sex today, that is, on the 14th day of my menstrual cycle. I took the Unwanted-72 pill within one hour. What are the chances of conceiving? Can I get pregnant? Plea...  Read Full »
Dr. Richa Agarwal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you took Unwanted-72 within one hour of unprotected sex, the chance of pregnancy is almost nil. So, wait and watch for your menses. Hope you found this useful. Good luck. For more information consult an ...  Read Full »
 
Should I take an emergency pill if I only had foreplay?
Query: Hello doctor, I had foreplay with my partner yesterday. We both were having some fun. He actually inserted a finger into my vagina though not deep. He was not sure if he had touched his precum or not. Also, his penis touched my vagina two to three times though he never inserted. Should I take an I-p...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is highly unlikely that the insertion of the finger can result in pregnancy even if it was contaminated with precum because precum does not contain sperm. So, I do not think you need to take an emergency contraceptive pill. For more inform...  Read Full »
 
Should I take an emergency pill if my partner used a condom?
Query: Hello doctor, I had sex yesterday afternoon. It was on the 14th day of my menstrual cycle. It was a protected sex. My partner used a condom and ejaculated inside it. Now, I am confused whether to take an emergency contraceptive pill or not. I personally do not want to take one because I am worried...  Read Full »
Dr. Vidya
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Condoms have a failure rate of 15 percent and can cause pregnancy. However, we do not always recommend emergency contraception if you have used a condom. If you have used it correctly and felt that there was no condom breakage or leakage from them, there is no need to ...  Read Full »
 
What are my chances of pregnancy after taking the emergency pill within 24 hours of having sex?
Query: Hello doctor,What are my chances of getting pregnant after taking the emergency pill within 24 hours of having sex?  Read Full »
Dr. Nadia Khan
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chances of getting pregnant after taking the morning pill are very low. But it also depends on what day of the cycle you had sex and how long is your cycle and was it the only episode of unprotected sex in this cycle. Your period might get delayed or you might e...  Read Full »
 
Got light bleeding after 16 days of taking emergency pill. Are there any chances of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my fiancee on the seventh day of ending her period and she took the emergency pill within 12 hours and her period cycle is around 33 days. After 16 to 17 days of having pill she got light bleeding that lasted for around five days. Are there any chances of pr...  Read Full »
Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just want to be clear that no birth control pill or any family planning method that can give 100 % assurance that you will not get pregnant. It only decreases a significant percentage of the chances. So yes, she can be pregnant but if she took an emergency pill then i...  Read Full »
 
Can you explain the difference between regular contraceptive pill and ECP?
Query: Hi doctor, We have a regular contraceptive pill and an emergency contraceptive pill. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill. What is the difference between them? Which one is taken after unprotected sex to avoid pregnancy?  Read Full »
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A regular pill has to be taken regularly for 21 days daily without any gap, and then they are stopped for a week (for periods). Again, they are retaken for 21 days. It can be taken for two to three years together. At that time, you have to avoid pregnancy. I-pill has to...  Read Full »
 
What is the chance of pregnancy if we had sex on third day of period?
Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex on the third day of her periods and she had an I-pill immediately. She took the pill six hours after we had sex. She noticed some bleeding after three days which was not like normal periods. She is not having her periods and it is one month now. Is she pregnant? ...  Read Full »
Dr. Gowrimeena
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The emergency pill, I-pill can be used only once in a cycle. If the I-pill is used more than once in a cycle, it not only does not work, it also upsets the body hormones and can cause irregular bleeding. It is best to consult a doctor and check for pregnancy first. At ...  Read Full »
 
Is Unwanted-72 effective when taken an hour after unprotected sex?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife had Unwanted-72 an hour after unprotected sex. Would it protect her from an unwanted pregnancy?  Read Full »
Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even the emergency pills like Unwanted-72 carry a failure rate of 1 %. So, please ensure she take a urine pregnancy test if she misses a period. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »
 
My periods are late by 4 to 5 days. Should I take any medicines to get periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old female. I have some issues regarding my menses. Last month, I took Unwanted 72 on the 19th, and I got my periods on the 26th. I had sex again on the ninth of this month, but I did not get my periods yet. So, I did home pregnancy tests, and the results were negative...  Read Full »
Dr. Rajesh Deshwal
HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whenever you take emergency pills, the next 1 to 2 cycles are bound to become awry. Just relax, but also keep a tab on your conception by getting a pregnancy check done after a week to ten days. Best wishes. For more information consult an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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