Unplanned Pregnancy

Unprotected sexual intercourse that leads to unwanted conception or fertilization is called unplanned pregnancy. If you get pregnant, consult your doctor immediately. Start taking Folic acid and quit smoking and drinking, as it can affect the developing baby.

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What are the ways to prevent pregnancy without a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, How to avoid pregnancy after sex without condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am afraid the answer is not so simple. However you can avoid sex in the unsafe period. The unsafe period is the period roughly between 10th to 20th day in a woman having a 30 days menstrual cycle. This period roughly corresponds to the most fertile period in a woman's...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take MTP kit at home without doctor guidance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old married woman. I have missed my period. When I tested using a Prega News kit, the result was positive. I do not like to have a baby now and I want to terminate my pregnancy with the help of MTP kit. Please advise me how and when to take medicine for termination. Do I ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, your decision of not reporting to the doctor itself is very wrong and trying to abort at home is further wrong as MTP can lead to a lot of bleeding complications which you cannot manage at home after taking the medicine as a dosed protocol. The MTP kit (medi...  Read Full »

I am 1 month pregnant, and I have a 5 month old baby. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a 5 months baby (cesarean). The baby and I are fine. From day one, he is fit. There is no health issues since his birth. And I did not have any health issues after delivery of our first baby. I got pregnant again, and it has been a month now. Please suggest a wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you have provided, it looks like you have an unplanned pregnancy. I am not sure about the reason why you do not want to continue the pregnancy. Even though spacing pregnancies is advisable, it is not a hard and fast rule. You can continue this preg...  Read Full »

I took Misoprostol without knowing that I am pregnant. Will it affect the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage before three months, and it caused me great psychological distress. It was my first pregnancy after trying to conceive for ten years. As a part of my miscarriage treatment, I was supplied with Misoprostol pills (200 mg each). I never ingested it as my miscarriage pass...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, for delayed periods, you should not take Misoprostol. If you have delayed menses, you should confirm pregnancy first and then you can choose other Progesterone-like tablets to induce menses. Secondly, it is true that Misoprostol can cause congenital disabi...  Read Full »

Pregnancy tests are positive even after taking 2 MTPs vaginally. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period 18 days back. As the pregnancy test was positive had one tablet from MTP kit 15 days back. The same day night 2 tablets were given vaginally. On the next day, 2 tablets were given orally. Still I have not got my periods.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have already taken all the tablets, but unfortunately you have taken it wrongly. The second dose of 2 tablets of Misoprostol were to be taken after 36 hours and not before. The remaining two should have taken after 6 hours of the previous 2. Now you must wait for t...  Read Full »

My wife got pregnant after taking Unwanted 72. Is the baby going to be normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife took one Unwanted 72 pill after intercourse. But, it failed and resulted in a pregnancy. However, we decided to go ahead with the pregnancy. Now, please help us with the following questions: Does Unwanted 72 pill cause any problems or defects to the fetus? Unknowingly, She...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start by saying that your baby is absolutely fine. All the things that you both missed or had done unknowingly are not going to affect the baby or its growth. The normal growth of the baby in the scan or antenatal examination only means that ...  Read Full »

I had sex on the 12th day of my cycle. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,  I had sex 11 days after my period. Today is my expected date of period, but I did not get it. I am having white discharge. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had sex on the 12th day, which is the most fertile day of your cycle. As you can see, there is a fair chance of pregnancy. Now, you need to rule out pregnancy. Please do a pregnancy testing with a Pregcolor card (home pregnancy test) by dropping two drops of urine ...  Read Full »

We had protected sex during her periods. Is there still a chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had protected sex yesterday, on the second day of her periods. She took Unwanted 72 today morning. Please let me know if there are any chances of pregnancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The fertile period for women most often occurs during the middle of the cycle and not during the periods. As she was menstruating, the chances of pregnancy are near to nil, even if you had unprotected sex.Since you have already used two methods, a condom, and an emergen...  Read Full »

How many days after taking Unwanted 72 can I expect withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance and I got intimate last week. The top part of his penis was wet. I am not sure if it was urine or pre-cum. He rubbed his penis outside my vagina, but there was no penetration. I took Unwanted 72 on the next day. Are there any chances of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is highly unlikely for you to get pregnant. Firstly, there was no penetration, and there was no ejaculation of semen into the vagina. Also, you have had the pill, which is highly effective in preventing pregnancy. So overall, pregnancy is highly unlikely and no nee...  Read Full »

Would the pill have damaged the fetus in any way now that I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, After having intercourse with my husband, I had taken Unwanted 72 within 12 hours of intercourse. But, I missed my periods and got pregnant. Now, my question is will this ECP damage the fetus in any way? I also want to let you know that six months back, I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, you can continue the pregnancy after taking I-pill as it will not be harmful to your baby. But, yes if you had an abortion within one year, it may affect your health. So, take proper healt...  Read Full »

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