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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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 »

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

What are the side effects of Mifepristone?

Query: Hi doctor, Is taking contraceptive pill - Mifepristone after sex safe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you asking about contraceptive pill? But, Mifepristone is not a contraceptive pill to be used after sex. It is used for abortion when the age of the fetus is less than 7 weeks. Also, it is used with an additional drug termed Misoprostol. I presume that you are talking...  Read Full »

How effective are the withdrawal method and I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill within 8 hrs. I am regular with 28 to 30 day cycle. I do not know about my fertility. What are the chances for my pregnancy? We used only withdrawal method.  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You said that you had unprotected intercourse and within eight hours you took I-pill. So, the chances of you getting pregnant are very less, as I-pill prevents 50% to 80% chance of getting pregnant. But, simultaneously I-pill does have certain side effects like delayed pe...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Do periods get affected by I-pill overdose?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on 13th of this month and my period was due on the 20th. But, it has not come yet. I took I-pill within one hour of intercourse and due to lack of knowledge took one more dose the next day. Now I am worried. Will overdose of I-pill affect my body? Also, I did my urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. I-pill if taken within 72 hours after intercourse, then it will be 95% effective.  As you have taken it early the chance of getting pregnant is less. Kindly calm down and repeat urine pregnancy test after four days and...  Read Full »

Do I-pill delay periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex on her fourth day of the period. She took an I-pill within two hours. She got bleeding after five days. Today is the 27th day after sex, she got some nausea at noon, but no other symptoms. She got an I-pill previous month. Is it the temporary hormonal problem or she might be pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sex done on the fourth day of the cycle is entirely safe and has no risk of pregnancy. Yes, your assumption is right. These pills contain high amount of hormone, which could be the reason for her irregular cycle. This effect could persist for six to eight weeks after t...  Read Full »

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