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Morning After Pill

The morning-after pills are emergency birth control pills that prevent pregnancy in women after unprotected sex or a failed birth control method. The pills contain Ulipristal acetate or Levonorgestrel. Of these, Levonorgestrel pills are available over the counter. However, morning-after pills are not to be used as a primary birth control method.

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Is it normal to bleed after the morning-after-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask regarding a discharge that I had. Recently, I had protected sex almost a week ago. I also took the morning-after-pill right after that as the second precaution step. But this morning, I found dark brownish blood dripped out of my vagina. I want to know what does tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details and image (attachment removed to protect the patient's recovery). Let me explain to you that for getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from delayed periods for months despite using protection, morning-after pill, and Deviry. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am inquiring about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy persisting for four months. My last sexual encounter occurred five months ago, during which I used protection and took the morning-after pill. Despite this, my period has been absent for several months. I eventually started t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. If you have had a menstrual period, it indicates no pregnancy, including ectopic pregnancy (a serious medical condition that occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube). T...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female experiencing a delayed period after taking a morning-after pill last month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. My menstrual cycle typically starts on the first of every month and lasts approximately 30-31 days. I had unprotected sex last month, and took a morning-after pill within 5 hours. Since then, I have been experiencing mild cramps in my legs and breast sensitiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your query and fully understand your concerns. It is important to note that sometimes periods can be delayed by 1 or 2 weeks due to factors such as stress or recent illness. Additionally, pregnancy test kits may not always provide accurate ...  Read Full »

I observed spotting for nine days after taking an I-pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex during my period. Within 72 hours, I have taken Unwanted-72. After period again, I had unprotected sex, and I took an I-pill within 72 hours. After two days, I was spotting, continuing for 7 to 9 days. I am spotting brown discharge sometimes and sometimes red. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have nothing to worry about. All these disturbances are due to tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel). Take tablet Trenaxa 500 mg (Tranexamic acid) thrice daily for five days to stop the bleeding and spotting. One should not take emergency contraceptives again and a...  Read Full »

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