Q. I took i-pill after unprotected sex and missed my period. Could this be due to hormonal imbalance?

Answered by
Dr. Sree Gouri Sr
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 26, 2020

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex with my partner on 18th, and 19th of last month, where 18 was the next day after my periods. Took i-pill on 21st morning because he was not sure if he has ejaculated inside. But also he ejaculated sperm outside too. Now I have missed my periods which is supposed to be on 17th of this month. Also, I had five days of spotting a week after the i-pill. I am 22 years and my periods are regular. Is there a chance of pregnancy or will periods have missed this month because of hormonal imbalance?

Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern.

According to your description, the possibility of pregnancy is less in your case. As usual, ovulation is not possible the next day after periods. But emergency contraceptive pill may not give accurate results after 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

The spotting and delay in periods could be the side effects of the pill.

Better to go for a urine pregnancy test once to rule out the possibility of pregnancy. If the test is negative, better to wait for one more week and you may get periods. If not please consult your doctor once and take tablets for withdrawal bleeding.

I hope this helps.

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