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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When should the next pack of OCP be started?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using ocp for last 4-5 months. In my last cycle I took active pills for 22 days. But took two ocps each day from day19 to day 22. Along with this took an i-pill on day18 of ocp cycle. On 5th day of pill free break got withdrawal bleeding. I want to know when to start the next pack...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are answer to your queries. You can start next pack of active pill anytime between day two and day five. It does not matter much on which day you start it. You will still be protected against pregnancy as long as you do not miss pills. Mostly you ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy from safe sex on the expected day of period?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend was expecting her periods between 3rd and 5th of last month. We had protected sex on 3rd, after 2 hours she took an i-pill. Then again on 4th we had protected sex and after 10 hours she had another i-pill. Now it is 12th and she has not had her periods but only spotting is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for using this platform. There is no chance of pregnancy as she was expecting her periods on the day of intercourse which is not a fertile period. Above this, she took emergency contraceptive pill which is almost 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. She did no...  Read Full »

Is my delayed period a side effect of i-pill intake?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse (he did not ejaculate) and took an i-pill the next day. I am suffering from PCOD and by doctor's prescription, I took Meprate for seven days twice daily. But still no sign of periods. What can be the causes? Also, after taking the i-pill there is no withdrawal bleeding....  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, you have nothing to worry about. As you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) your ovulation will not be on time. As you mentioned that he did not ejaculate and you took i-pill within 24 hours, chances of pregnancy are very low. Meprate is a hormone pi...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding for more than a week after taking i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I had intercourse on my third day of the period and after approximately 30 hours of that, I have taken an i-pill. From the next day of taking the pill, I had severe back pain and lower abdomen pain which continues for one week. And after one week, I started bleeding and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your message. Can you tell me in detail about your periods date, date of intercourse, date of taking I-pill, and date on which bleeding started? After i-pill, bleeding is expected for a few days. But you said you got bleeding twice. So, please tell me all th...  Read Full »

When do periods occur after taking I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my partner. We used the condom but at the end, we found it broken but according to him nothing slipped inside but for safety I took i-pill within two hours. After this, I got bleeding within six days of i-pill intake and it lasted for five days and was the same as regul...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After having sex, five days later you got your periods. This indicates that 100% you are not pregnant. Now the delay in your next periods is due to the effect of i-pill. But there is no need to worry. No need to do any further pregnancy test as there is no chance of pre...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Do frequent intake of i-pill cause changes in menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a tablet to extend my period during my wedding. After that, I got a scanty one in the same month and took an i-pill end the end of the month. I got my next period within a few days. It was heavy for the first two days and I felt so tired. Again after twelve days, I had bleeding...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably taking the i-pill again and again which is not right. It has caused hormonal imbalance and disturbed the cycles. It is meant to be taken once only for emergency reasons and not after every unprotected sex. Anyhow the reason for bleeding like this is wit...  Read Full »

Bleed after 10 days of i-pill intake and missed my period now. When can I expect my next period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I had unprotected intercourse with my partner the day after my periods end and consumed an i-pill on the same day. I had a blood discharge after 10 days and it was there for three days. I expected my period dates to be between 19th to 24th of this month b...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking i-pill during the first half of the period cycle results in early periods. The three days of bloody discharge you had was actually a light period which came earlier due to the i-pill. So, now expect your next period around a month after that bleed. No need to ...  Read Full »

I took I-pill after 6th and 14th hour of intercourse. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I took two I-pills after sixth hour and 14th hour of sexual intercourse. Then, a week later I got vaginal bleeding for five days. Am I pregnant? When can I expect my next periods?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not pregnant. Your next period will be by first week of next month. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Please suggest pills to stop bleeding after an I-pill.

Query: Hello doctor, I had got my periods last week, which was a normal menstrual cycle. Suddenly, yesterday night (a week later) I woke up to a very heavy vaginal bleeding while last night I slept without any such problem. Last week I also had an i-pill. Please guide me to what exactly it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding could be due to withdrawal effect caused by i-pill. But it should not be heavy and continuous. If there is heavy bleeding and if it continues for more than 2-3 days/more than your normal menstrual bleeding, please visit a gynaecologist for examination to rul...  Read Full »

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