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 had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tense. What can we do to prevent pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when ...  Read Full »

After taking Unwanted 72, my wife does not have after-effects like breast tenderness, nausea, or bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 25 years old and weighs 55 kg. Already we have consulted here for unprotected sex and protection failure. We were not ready for pregnancy, and as per your recommendation, she took a contraceptive pill (Unwanted 72). The pill has no after-effects like breast sensation, nausea,...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can remember you, and I have gone through the details shared by you. You are safe. Let me tell you that all females do not experience the side effects. Few do not face them at all. Some may have very minimal, and in a few, they are prominent, but in most cases, there...  Read Full »

Can my girlfriend become pregnant if I rub my penis from inside of my underwear on her vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend and I were touching each other during which my penis touched her vulva. I ejaculated after some time but was unsure if precum was involved. After 20 to 30 minutes later, I rubbed my penis from inside my underwear on her vagina. After a few minutes, she washed her vagina ...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. If you have unprotected sex and want to reduce the chances of pregnancy, in that case, a single dose of I-pill 1.5 mg (Levonorgestrel) has to be taken as early a...  Read Full »

Is my bleeding after 15 days, due to Unwanted-72?

Query: Hello doctor, After taking a tablet of Unwanted-72 15 days back, I have been bleeding for three days. Today is the fourth day, and I have mild back pain and cramps in my thighs. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through the details presented by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) and other emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and have a side effec...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to take Unwanted 72 regularly to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old woman. I have a hole in my heart since birth and dextrocardia. I do not want to get pregnant again, as I already have a 19 year old daughter. I cannot take any of the regular contraceptive medicines due to my heart condition. I regularly take Unwanted 72 after an un...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which type of hole do you have in your heart (VSD, ASD or some other form)? How often do you take Unwanted 72? Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is a very high dose hormonal pill and if taken very often could be dangerous. If you still want to use it, please...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an emergency contraceptive pill due to a broken condom incident, and since then, she has had withdrawal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex nine days ago. The condom slipped, but its opening was outside and I removed it carefully. But, just to be sure, she had Unwanted-72 immediately after. Today, she had period-like bleeding. Is it a side effect of Unwanted-72 or was it something else?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. It is a withdrawal bleeding and there is nothing to worry about. So, relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me. Take care. For more information consult an obstetric...  Read Full »

Can bleeding after seven days of taking Unwanted 72 indicate early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is a 28 year old and weighs 43 kg. We had unprotected sex on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle, and I am sure I did not ejaculate. But, I am worried about her getting pregnant. She took Unwanted 72 tablet 12 hours later. A week later, she had cramps and menses-like bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she had withdrawal bleeding seven days after taking Unwanted 72, which lasted for three days, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. The pregnancy can be conclusively ruled out with a serum beta hCG test, as home pregnancy test may provide false negative results. If ...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of me getting pregnant after unprotected sex and taking tablet Unwanted 72 within half an hour?

Query: Hello doctor,Six days back, I had unprotected sex and took a tablet Unwanted 72 within half an hour of having sex. Is there any chance of me getting pregnant? Also, I would like to know how many contraceptive pills I need to take?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The sperms have to be released into the vagina of the female to get pregnant. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern. Further, upon successf...  Read Full »

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods since two months. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period around two months ago, and then I had unprotected intercourse one and a half months back. I took Unwanted-72 within three hours of intercourse. After seven days of taking Unwanted-72, I had very light bleeding. Almost one month later, I have not got periods till n...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Menstrual irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by an i-Pill (Levonorgestrel). As you took i-Pill on time, there is almost no chance of pregnancy in your case. So wait and w...  Read Full »

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