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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Why are my periods delayed after taking I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid, which means irregular periods and irregular hormone levels. I had unprotected sex when I was having white discharge, which means my periods were about to come. I took the I-pill within 14 hours, and today is the 10th day after that, and apart from the usual pre-period sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. See for getting pregnant, and the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg. The fertilized egg then needs to be implanted in the uterus of the female. In your case, see whether the penetration was complete ...  Read Full »

What are the hormonal effects of I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor,I took I-pill on the sixth day of my cycle. I am not sure whether the precum went inside or not. My hymen was intact. I noticed some spotting after six days. I noticed a slippery clear discharge after few days and it was profuse. Now, the discharge has got decreased but it is stretchy. Am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding pregnancy, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female to get pregnant. The sperms have to fertilize the egg and it has to get implanted in the uterus of the female. When these processes happen successfully, then...  Read Full »

Does I-pill prevent pregnancy if taken after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on day 13 of my cycle and had an I-pill a day later. Again, I had sex in a gap of three days after the intake of tablet. I am really worried if I should take the pill again. This was a terrible mistake. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming that you have regular monthly periods. In that case, it is the time where you are going to ovulate. So, it is an unsafe period to have sex. And, if you have once unprotected sex and have taken I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) once, then why to make...  Read Full »

I get irregular bleeding and abdominal cramps after taking two I-pill. Is this side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex two days after menstruation (probably on 9th day of my cycle). Penetration was painful on that day and I had a lot of white discharge. I took an i-pill within a few hours and had another i-pill the next day. Since then I have been having abdomianl pain (dull pain) ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern, and have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and will surely help you. See PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), as you are already aware, leads to irregular periods. Now you have taken two emer...  Read Full »

Will a woman get pregnant through fingering even after taking i-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had some fun. There was no sexual intercourse but just fingering. When I did that I think I had pre cum on my fingers. She was anxious because of that and took i-pill on fourth day afternoon. After that she started getting a lot of white discharge. Is there any chance of...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Those sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg, subject to ovulation). The fertilized egg then needs to get...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy with intercourse on the first day after the period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My periods are usually late. Last month I had sex with my partner on the first day of the menstrual cycle and had an i-pill after 40 hours of intercourse. It is two weeks now, and I did not get my period yet. Do I have a chance of getting pregnant by having sex on the...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you had sex just on the day when the bleeding stopped if that is what you meant, then no need to get worried. (First day of the menstrual cycle is considered as the first day of bleeding). So no chances of getting pregnant. It is normal to see ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get dark brown discharge after i-pill intake?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had a physical relation a few days ago. She is a virgin, so it difficult when I tried inserting. I can insert only a little, and I did not eject inside her. She took i-pill the next day. Her periods were supposed to start on the 2nd or 3rd of this month, but 4th or 5t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome o icliniq.com. I-pill and other emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based, and they have this known side effect of spotting or light period in certain females. They also lead to delay in periods of certain females, so do not worry. The delay can be up to 10 days. So do not wor...  Read Full »

Should I take an emergency pill if I only had foreplay?

Query: Hello doctor, I had foreplay with my partner yesterday. We both were having some fun. He actually inserted a finger into my vagina though not deep. He was not sure if he had touched his precum or not. Also, his penis touched my vagina two to three times though he never inserted. Should I take an I-p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is highly unlikely that the insertion of the¬†finger can result in pregnancy even if it was contaminated with precum because precum does not contain sperm. So, I do not think you need to take an emergency contraceptive pill. For more inform...  Read Full »

Can I-pill cause delay in periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my fiancee had an intercourse a month back. Her periods had ended three days before that. Her menstrual cycles range from 26 to 30 days (usually 28). I did not use a condom and pulled out before the climax. She took an I-pill at the 46th hour after intercourse). She got bleeding (li...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadim

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since she took the I-pill within less than 72 hours, it is nice. She is safe. For the bleeding that came, it is because the I-pill can cause menses irregularities and may induce earlier menses. The bloating, nausea and mood swings may also be the side effects of the med...  Read Full »

Will I-pill mess up my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two days before my periods due date and consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. Now my period is five days late. I have tested using a home pregnancy kit and the result was negative. I am getting a clear vaginal discharge. What are the chances of me being pregnant? Shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two days before your periods is a safe period. There is no need of an I-pill (contraceptive pill) too. You can wait for normal periods to come. The delay is because of I-pill only.  For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

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