Unwanted 72

Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) that prevents a possible pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is also effective in suspected case of contraceptive failure. It has a composition of Levonorgestrel.

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I took Unwanted 72 on the next day of a sexual relationship. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my periods on 18th of last month, and I got sexually intimate for the first time on 27th of last month. Although there was no full penetration, I took Unwanted 72 the next day. On 11th of this month, I had little bleeding with a lot of clots that lasted for three days. I normall...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put you at ease by saying that you will not be pregnant. Let me tell you how. For a young lady with 27 days cycle, ovulation will be on day 13th, and the egg will stay alive for 24 hours. So you are at a risk of pregnancy on 29th to 31st. But your sexual expos...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Unwanted 72 while taking TB treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is under treatment for TB. She is fine with good weight and doing her normal routine. Can she take Unwanted 72?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your wife can definitely take Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) while on treatment for TB (tuberculosis). There is absolutely no problem at all in taking it. For further doubts consult a general medicine physician online --> http...  Read Full »

Does taking multiple Unwanted-72 pills in short intervals cause menstrual problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I had unprotected sex twice last month. After that, I took the Unwanted-72 pill both days with a gap of two days. Now I have problems with my period. The bleeding is lighter and lasts only for one or two days. I have this problem for two months. What can I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry. As the Unwanted-72 pill (Levonorgestrel) has hormones, these mess with the hormonal balance in your body. This causes side effects like bleeding, spotting, irregular period, and also may cause delayed periods, nausea, and vomitin...  Read Full »

What are the effects of hormonal imbalance caused by Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, During the first day of my period, I came in close contact with my partner without safety measures, and the next day I took a tablet Unwanted-72. After that, for one day, my period stopped. Now, my period is continuing, and there is abdomen pain as well. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) is a hormonal pill, which causes hormonal imbalance in the body's naturally occurring hormones. As a result, it causes irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, vomiting, and delay periods. S...  Read Full »

Can pregnancy cause altered taste sensation?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected intercourse on the 18th day after having my periods. He did not insert it properly and withdraw it at the time of ejaculation. I took Unwanted 72 within four to five hours. I have a 30 to 32-day cycle. After having sex and taking Unwanted 72, I got my periods on time on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina. These sperms need to fertilize eggs. Even precum has certain sperm content leading to pregnancy. In your case, eggs may or may not be available and it depends on the ovulati...  Read Full »

Can urine pregnancy tests show false-negative results?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend 53 days ago. I gave her a tablet Unwanted-72 the next day. After ten days, she had bleeding but not much as usual periods. Is it her period? Her actual period date was 22 days after the day we had sex. Her period did not come. It has been almost two months, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She experienced bleeding after 10 days is a sign that the tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) has worked because the high level of Progesterone can cause hormonal imbalance and change the hormone levels. Has she experienced irregular menstrual bleeding before? The ...  Read Full »

Are there chances of getting pregnant if I vomit after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old. I am taking pills for delayed periods. After three days of taking pills, we had unprotected sex. And after 24 hours, I took Unwanted 72, then after five hours, I vomited. Am I pregnant or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See for getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg that needs to be implanted in the female's uterus. When all this happens suc...  Read Full »

Is it normal not to have a withdrawal bleed on Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my periods a month back, after which we had unprotected sex a week later, and I had Unwanted 72 within an hour. After that, on the 5th of this month, I started bleeding. Now when will I get my periods again?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would request to share the following details for better consultation. The date of the last menstrual period prior to bleeding on the 5th of this month? How was the flow during the bleeding on the 5th of this month, and for how many days? Is there any history of irregul...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy without taking emergency contraceptives?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex. I ejaculated during intercourse, but I pulled out. I am worried if she will conceive. We had sex one day before her ovulation, and she does not want to take a pill. How can we prevent it without taking a pill?  Read Full »


Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Even if a patient has a regular menstrual cycle, ovulation time may vary one to two days prior to or after the usual ovulation date. Secondly, some of the ejaculates might have entered the vaginal cavity even if you pulled out. So there is ...  Read Full »

Why is there delay in periods after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods on the fourth of last month. But last month, I had taken Unwanted 72 on 8th that is on my fifth day of the period. And around 18th, I had brown discharge and red streaks of blood coming out with mucus, and it stopped after three days. This month I did an USG, and I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have taken Unwanted 72, you are likely to experience vaginal discharge, spotting, or irregular bleeding, and your next cycle may get disturbed, which may occur earlier or later from the usual dates. However, the menstrual cycles will get normalized in one to two ...  Read Full »

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