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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My friend took an I-pill after having unprotected sex during her periods. She missed her periods and has cramps and pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend took I-pill after two days of having unprotected sex. It has been a month since she had periods. She did the pregnancy test which came out negative. Now she is having cramps and pain in her pelvic area. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes periods might get delayed by one or two weeks because contraceptive pills cause hormonal changes. Females can have cramps and pain before the menstrual cycle. So wait for one more week. If periods would not come then do a urine pregnancy test again. All contra...  Read Full »

I have been taking contraceptive pills and want to stop using them without getting pregnant. How?

Query: Hi doctor, What are the side effects of the contraceptive pills? How much should I avoid, what will happen if I take them more, or how much can I take in a month? Is there any other way to prevent contraceptive pills and not get pregnant? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Hormonal contraceptives have side effects, but it differs from person to person accordingly to their physical health, body response, medical history, and drug history. Every hormone, especially sex hormones, can affect the female reproductive...  Read Full »

Despite taking an I-pill, my partner's periods have been delayed. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I wore condom first and then I reversed it, because I wore it in wrong direction. My question is that, will my partner get pregnant with mucus like white substance that comes out while arousal. I feel it might get attached to outside of condom. After intercourse, I checked condom and there...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I understand your concern. You can get pregnant from the arousal fluid of your partner. I-pill can delay the periods by one week. If the periods do not occur even after a week of the expected date, you should do a pregnancy test.  Read Full »

I had an I-pill after unprotected sex, and my last period was very scanty, with only a little flow. Is there anything to be worried about?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. I had unprotected sex and had I-pill. My period came on the 28th day of my menstrual cycle this month, but it was very scanty, with only a little flow on the first and second days and only spotting on the third day. I took a urine pregnancy test four days afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You have taken emergency contraceptive pills. These hormones interfere with the normal process of fertilization and prevent the chances of conception. After emergency contraceptive pills, normally, there is withdrawal blee...  Read Full »

I took i-pill twice this month and had unprotected sex again. Is it Safe to take i-pill again?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency contraceptive pill twice ten days back. I had unprotected sex. Is it safe to take the pill twice in a month? Should I retake the pill? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Emergency contraception, such as the "morning-after" pill can be used if you have unprotected sex or if your regular method of contraception fails. However, using it frequently or regularly is not recommended as it can ...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill within 48 hours of nonpenetrative sex, and my urine and beta-hCG tests are negative. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had nonpenetrative sex with my partner using a condom. But, after removing the condom, he ejaculated a little near my genitals outside my vagina. I took the I-pill within 48 hours and got my period after one week. My periods usually lie in the same week, but it is irregular sometimes. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no chance of pregnancy as you had your periods after the sexual activity. Withdrawal bleeding is a side effect of the i-pill (Levonorgestrel), and it can happen due to sudden withdrawal of hormones from your body, but it is less commo...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill and had normal periods last month, but I did not get my periods this month. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after three hours of sex (not penetrative intercourse, just fingering, but fingers might have precum). I had normal periods last month. However, this month my period did not come. My normal cycle is around 29 to 30 days. Did a urine pregnancy test twice, and the result wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you have periods at your time of period date, there is no chance of pregnancy in your case. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of the I-pill (Levonorgestrel). It happens due to the sudden withdraw...  Read Full »

I vomited after taking my birth control pill and was eight hours late in taking the pill at the end of the first week. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing birth control breakthrough bleeding. I was eight hours late to take the pill at the end of the first week. About five days ago, I vomited after taking my birth control, so I took another right away. I am worried if this is due to my birth control pill or pregnancy. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As this incident has happened only once, you need not worry. You took another pill after vomiting, so there was no missed pill. Contraceptive pills have a combination of hormones. They have a few side effects, including irregular bleeding or spotting, changes in mood, ...  Read Full »

Why did my girlfriend not get periods after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and she took the pill(Unwanted 72) within an hour. Two days later, after taking second pill accidentally we had unprotected sex. But, in both the cases I did not ejaculate in her vagina. Now, five days got over and she did not get her periods yet....  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to inform you that taking an I-pill will not cause periods. The periods will come at its own time, maybe slightly late too. Delay in periods after I-pill is a common and expected side effect. Secondly, I would suggest you not to take more than on...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for unusual bleeding after taking Levonorgestrel progesterone pill?

Query: Hi doctor, What will be the result of the urine test if the test is done seven days after taking Levonorgestrel progesterone pill? The girl is now facing unusual bleeding. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If the girl is pregnant and the bleeding is due to miscarriage or failed pregnancy, then the test result will be positive as the body requires three to four weeks to clear the hormones. If bleeding due to irregular peri...  Read Full »

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