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Pregnancy Scare

Unintentional, unwanted, or unplanned conception or pregnancy signs due to unprotected sex and defective contraceptive products or methods lead to pregnancy scares in women. Signs like missed period post sexual intercourse usually makes them anxious. While most of them get checked themselves through an over-the-counter home pregnancy test, at times, these tests are known to show false-positive results, which further worsens their scare. Emergency contraceptive pills can be taken within few hours of sexual intercourse to prevent chances of pregnancy.

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My partner’s period is delayed after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex without a condom three to four days before her periods started. But she is getting one drop of blood and according to her, her periods have not started yet. And she had severe pain. So what is the problem? And is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You should always mention the last menstrual date when consulting to a gynecologists. As per your description you had intercourse three to four days before her date. If her periods were regular then that was her safe period so there is almost...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on combination pills for three consecutive months, but during the last month, I was not active, so I missed the last pill of the last pack. I got my period four days later. On the last day of my period, I had unprotected sex. I was worried, so precisely 70 hours later, I had a morni...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Just relax. You are most probably not pregnant at this time. If you had unprotected sex during your period, the chance of pregnancy is not there. Just wait for a week, and repeat the urine pregnancy test. The cycle can be disturbed by irre...  Read Full »

I am a mother of two, and I suspect a pregnancy. Can you help me choose a suitable abortion method?

Query: Hello,I am almost 35 years old and a mother of two kids. I had unprotected sex, and I did not even take any emergency pill. Now I am afraid I may get pregnant. I got my last period in the last week of last month. I am waiting for my period to come, but I would like to go for an abortion if I do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will list down the advantages and disadvantages of both for you. In medical abortion, you will take pills over three days and bleed for at least three days. After that, follow-up sonography will be done. In case it is incomplete, you might need a surgical abortio...  Read Full »

I had cramps and light bleeding after taking Medroxyprogesterone. Could this be due to pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past eight years, I have been living with PCOS. My last period was on four months back, when I withdrew from Medroxyprogesterone. For the following three months, I did not have any periods and refrained from sexual activity. This month, I engaged in sexual activity while taking pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcom to icliniq.com If you have had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) for eight years and have been having withdrawal bleeds with hormone treatment, but are now unable to have regular bleeds, even with hormone treatment, it would be beneficial if you would send me your detailed gynecological,...  Read Full »

Did I have vomiting and stomach cramps three days after intercourse due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know the procedure for early termination of pregnancy. I had stomach cramps three days after intercourse in the morning, along with vomiting. I need to know the possible causes of it. When can I take the pregnancy test? What should I do if the test is positive and I want to ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stomach cramps and vomiting sensations can be due to any reason. As such, they are not the symptoms of pregnancy. They can be due to stomach infection or acidity. For now, if you had unprotected intercourse two to three days ago, I suggest you take an emergency contrac...  Read Full »

I had a contraceptive pill within 26 hours after unprotected sex on the 14th day of my cycle. Will withdrawal bleeding happen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had unprotected sex, but not sure if he had ejaculated or not. He did not ejaculate. I have had an i-pill within 26 hours and the 14th day of my cycle. Will withdrawal bleeding happen? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; if you have taken the i-pill, then the chances of pregnancy are almost nill. Withdrawal bleeding usually does not occur after an i-pill. So just wait for your normal periods. And periods can be delayed for 1 to 2 cycles due to i-pill, so do not take stre...  Read Full »

I am feeling intense nausea and fatigue for a few days, and I fear I might be pregnant. What are the chances?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to talk to a gynecologist about sexual health. I need to clarify some doubts. Is there a chance of getting pregnant after unprotected sex? I had unprotected sex a week back, and after that day, I have been feeling intense nausea. I need to know when I can have unprotected sex wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best period to have sexual intercourse, which is safe from contraception or pregnancy, depends upon the menstrual cycle. For example, if your menstrual cycle is of 28-day duration, then the safe period falls between the 6th to 10th day and again 2 to 3 days before...  Read Full »

Is abdominal cramps and bloating due to Plan B or menstrual period?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks before my boyfriend and I had an unprotected sex. I am 100 percent sure he did not ejacuate in me. Just to be safe, I took tablet Plan B a couple of hours after intercourse. I have no clue if I was ovulating or if I had already ovulated becaude my periods are irregular. My last ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. Tablet Plan B (Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) is effective in preventing pregnancy. Your partner has not done penetrative intercourse which is required for conception. So, there is no chance of pregnancy. You have to do nothin...  Read Full »

My husband has ejaculated on my buttock. Is it possible to get pregnant in this scenario?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has ejaculated on my ass. Although we are not having sex, he ejaculated on my ass, then he cleaned it with a cloth, but I felt that my vagina was wet then he cleaned my vagina with the same cloth (doubt that semen has flown to my vagina as I felt it was wet, but he told that...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Good evening. I fully understand your concern and 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 or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. The ...  Read Full »

Will an inappropriate way of using condoms lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male. My partner and I had sex on the 5th of this month and used a condom. However, a couple of hours before this, I ejaculated (non-sexual intercourse) and then peed after. While putting on the condom for sex, I put it on the wrong way first and then put it on the right way. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For conception to occur, there are several things that should be there. First, sex should be done during the fertile period of the cycle. Second, there should be sperm ejaculation into the vagina. The third, it should be in the ovulation period. Especially five days ...  Read Full »

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