Progesterone Effect

Progesterone is a female sex hormone, which regulates menstruation and supports pregnancy. It is produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries. This hormone stimulates the thickening of the endometrial lining, to help the implanted embryo to develop properly.

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Is there a difference in dosage of tablet Unwanted-72 depending on age?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about the dosage of tablet Unwanted-72 for a 19-year-old girl. During deep penetration, the condom broke in. After the failure of the condom, I took the tablet Unwanted-72 immediately. Do I need to repeat the tablet within 12 hours? I took the tablet twice last time when t...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Unwanted-72 is a single dose medication that must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or contraception failure irrespective of age, weight, or day of the menstrual cycle. The tablet Unwanted-72 acts ...  Read Full »

Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you. You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-ho...  Read Full »

Why did my period flow reduce after taking an Unwanted-72 pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse with a guy six months ago and took Unwanted-72. From the next month, my periods flow has decreased, and I got many pimples in the jawline and forehead. I was intimate before six days, and I took Unwanted-72. I got my periods four days back, and the flow was normal in...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you take tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel), you will have withdrawal bleeding within a week. So if you take that on and off, your periods will become irregular only. Since it is a hormone, it interferes with the natural cycles. The withdrawal bleeding will be li...  Read Full »

Though my urine test is negative, I have pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 11 days late for period. My husband had snip two years ago. I am having pregnancy symptoms although the tests are negative. What could be the problem? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy changes are due to the progesterone hormone produced from the remaining of the ruptured follicle, also due to the hormonal imbalance caused by the hormones. When you do not have periods, it means you had an anovulatory period. It means no ovulation, This wo...  Read Full »

What do the changes like dark bleeding, tiredness, and breast pain during period indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is suspecting that she might be pregnant. We did get intimate but did not do sexual intercourse. We doubt if any sperm had gone in her vagina accidentally because I had touched her vagina with my hand, and there was no direct contact. Also, it was her ovulation time. Two ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for your worry. I want to get to your notice that progesterone hormone is common for pregnancy and period. All the symptoms you mentioned, like breast discomfort, lower abdominal pain, nausea, etc., are due to progesterone hormone. Ladies physica...  Read Full »

Can frequent use of I-pill have any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, Today is the last day of my periods. Last night, I consumed alcohol and had unprotected sex. I took an I-pill at around 11 AM today. However, I had been vomiting due to nausea at around 2 PM in the afternoon. Should I have to take another pill now? Or would the first one have been effecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to take another I-pill (Levonorgestrel hormone) as it gets dissolved and absorbed within an hour. However, the nausea and vomiting are due to the high progesterone effect of the I-pill. Now, you need to wait for a withdrawal bleed. Since you just had pe...  Read Full »

I have heavy bleeding after taking I-pill. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill on the 27th hour of unprotected sex. I am having severe abdominal pain since I took the pill. I am experiencing a little shortness of breathing. Now, I am on my periods, but it was four days late. It has been 10 days since I have taken I-pill. I am having unendurable pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that the menses have started after 10 days of I-pill intake ensures that there is no pregnancy. The pain and heavy bleeding are secondary to the progesterone effect of the high dose progesterone pill like I-pill. It is suggested that you should take tablet Tra...  Read Full »

Why is my period irregular after taking I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My regular period comes 24th of every month. I had taken I-pill on the 15 of last month and after that my period came on 24th. Again, I took I-pill on 28th and got period on 5th of this month. Now, again, I am bleeding in a gap of 10 days. Please advise whether it is normal or something s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After taking the second I-pill, the withdrawal bleed started on 5th, which again marked the onset of a fresh cycle. So, the next bleeding could have been due to an early ovulation and possibly an ovulation bleed. Also, sometimes intermenstrual bleeding is common to...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive pills make you nauseous?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken morning after pill after having unprotected sex on my 1st day of periods. Feeling vomiting sensation, but there is no vomit happening. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to tell you that morning after pill was actually not required on the first day of your menses at all as you had started your period. As there is no ovum to fertilize on day 1, fertilization and pregnancy would not have taken place anyway...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant if you had sex two days before periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex before 2 days of her period. She had a pill after 64 hours. She got her periods but it has been continuing for six days. What is the chance of pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has resumed her menses then there is no chance of pregnancy. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

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