Side Effects Of Ipill

I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill which is used to prevent a pregnancy after the sexual act has occurred. Since it is a hormonal pill, it causes side effects such as vaginal bleeding, nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, headache, weight gain, mood swings, etc.

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I want to confirm whether I-pill is safe.

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to confirm that whether I-pill is safe. Actually, my wife had taken I-pill a month back and two days back we again had unprotected sex. Is it fine to take I-pill now also? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is important to learn if she had a withdrawal bleeding in next five to seven days of taking an I-pill or not. If she did, then at what date did she had her bleeding as that would be important to calculate whether she was in her safe period or unsafe period. If uns...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex 11 days after her period started. She took an I-pill within an hour of the act but she has not experienced any withdrawal bleeding even after six days. Is it normal or is there any chance that she is pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. Your partner is unlikely pregnant, as she has taken I-pill within one hour. There is no withdrawal bleeding after taking I-pill, and at times, there is a change in the length of the period. Remember, that ...  Read Full »

I had abdominal pain, cramps, thick brown discharge, and a delayed period after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex last month-end. My period was due to this month beginning, but it was delayed for five days now, and I am having a lot of abdominal pain and cramps. Also, two days before morning, I got a slight thick brown discharge and heavy pain in the lower abdomen. I took table...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.The i-Pill is a very good emergency contraception with a nearly 98 percent success rate. As we have already taken hormones in the previous cycle, and even i-Pill is a hormonal preparation, the date of the next cycle has changed, and the chances of ...  Read Full »

Got periods after sex. Is there still a chance for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex 45 days back, and my last period was eight days before intercourse. I took I-pill within 48 hours. I got periods within 10 days after I had sex which was too early. Now it has been 35 days. Is there any chance of getting pregnant even after getting periods in the last month?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query on this platform. No, there is no chance of pregnancy, as you did not have sex after your last period. Your last period was actually breakthrough bleeding that occurred due to hormonal imbalance, which is a very common side effect of emergency co...  Read Full »

What are contraceptive pills, and will they cause any side effects if I use them after unprotected intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know about contraceptive pills as I had unprotected intercourse. What are the side effects of these pills?   Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pills you take after unprotected intercourse are emergency contraceptive pills which are different from the routine oral contraceptive pills. The emergency pills are available easily. They must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and are most effect...  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed twice a month after taking an emergency pill?

Query: Hi doctor, When I eventually have sex with my partner, I take emergency pills, and after taking those pills, I got two time periods in the same month. One time is a normal routine, and the second period comes after taking pills. Is that normal? I already feel so depressed for this reason.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by the emergency pill. As you took the pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and watch f...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill after unprotected sex, but I have not gotten my period yet. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, after which I took an I-pill that very day. I bled for a few days but have not had my menses yet. I have taken several home pregnancy tests, all of which were negative. What is wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to the hormonal imbalances caused by the I-pill. As you took the I-pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy. So wait and watch for your menses, and get your home urine pre...  Read Full »

Can I-pill after unprotected sex delay my periods, or is it pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected sex with my partner three months ago and I took an I-pill four hours later due to which I had withdrawal bleeding after three days which lasted for six days. The next period came five days later than the usual date and it lasted for four days. The next month, I had unpro...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post.  If you had unprotected sex one month after taking I-pill, it is not going to protect you from conceiving. And, if your periods are delayed by more than two weeks, there is a strong possibility of being pregnant. So repeat the pregnancy test...  Read Full »

Does taking an I-Pill within 43 hours of intercourse prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period on the 16th of the previous month. On the 17th, my boyfriend and I were physical. We did not have penetrative sex, but there was semen around my vagina. Should I be worried about getting pregnant? And, on 19th (within 43 hours), I took an I-pill as I was scared. Sinc...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is absolutely no chance of pregnancy if the sexual act was done on day 2 of the periods. So, there is nothing to worry. Regards. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Is it safe to take a second I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex four days before, and my wife took an I-pill the next morning within 12 hours. I already have a 3-year-old child and do not want second pregnancy. Is it fine to take another I-pill tonight or tomorrow morning to be safer? What are ways to be sure of not having a pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an I pill (Emergency contraceptive pill). As you took I pill on time, the...  Read Full »

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