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 feel pain in thigh, back and breast after taking Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my fiancee had sex. But there was no penetration and no ejaculation. I ejaculated in washroom and wiped myself with a towel but we did again after 10 minutes. This time also there was no ejaculation. We got scared and took Unwanted 72 within 48 hours. After taking pills she sk...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As she had the withdrawal bleeding for five days already after taking the pill, it indicates that she is pregnancy safe. But the present breast soreness, low abdominal and backache is due to progesterone effect and is common due to the high dose progesterone. This sh...  Read Full »

Can taking contraceptive pills before sex be effective in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, How can pregnancy be avoided completely without the help of condoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Theoretically abstinence is the only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant. However, practically speaking there are many ways to avoid pregnancy. It ranges from using condoms to contraceptive pills to intrauterine devices to achieve longer contraception. ...  Read Full »

How long does it take for periods to come after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my friend involved in physical intimacy a few days back and there was no ejeculation and penetration was only for 2 minutes. After that considering precum she took Unwanted 72 within 3 hours. She had bleeding after six days. She has regular cycle of 28 to 30 days and her last pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As she had a withdrawal bleed post Unwanted 72 intake and also the urine pregnancy test has been negative till date, so pregnancy is ruled out. However, the conclusive test for ruling out pregnancy remains serum beta hCG test which is a blood test. if hCG levels are ...  Read Full »

Why is there lactation after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with fiancee a month back. I gave her Unwanted 72 in 48 to 72 hours bracket. She had her periods 10 days later. Today she is experiencing some lactation and also suffering from typhoid. The hCG tests and pregasure tests are negative. But still has lactation when presses her bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that hCG levels ruled out pregnancy now, of course, confirms the absence of pregnancy. The lactation or as we call it galactorrhea in absence of pregnancy is due to increased serum prolactin levels. Please get her serum prolactin levels checked to rule out h...  Read Full »

Does lactation and typhoid after withdrawal bleeding mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with fiancee a month back. I gave her Unwanted 72 in 48 to 72 hours bracket. She had her periods 10 days back. Today she is experiencing some lactation and also suffering from typhoid. Is she pregnant. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As she had a withdrawal bleed, so chances of pregnancy are minimal. The lactation could be due to high prolactin levels due to hyperprolactinemia which needs to be investigated with serum prolactin levels. However, the best way to rule out pregnancy if you are still ...  Read Full »

I have missed period with white vaginal discharge after sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old sexually active female. I have missed my period date this month by eight days today. I had sexual intercourse 10 days after periods following which I took an Unwanted 72 two days later. I got my period last month. Following this, I had protected sex (condom). I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the urine pregnancy test are all negative after one month post last protected sex and also that you had a withdrawal bleed post Unwanted 72 intake, so chances of pregnancy are negative. You are for sure not pregnant. The presence of excessive creamy white vaginal...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take Unwanted 72 twice in one cycle?

Query: Hello doctor,Is it ok to take Unwanted 72 twice in one cycle (one on 12 th day and other on 24 th day) if my periods is generally of 35 days or more? I have PCOS. I am not taking regular contraceptive pills.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not recommended at all. Ideally, a withdrawal bleed should be expected in the next three to five days after taking unwanted 72, but if no bleed occurs, then a serum beta hCG test should be done to rule out pregnancy. The second pill taken would have masked the wi...  Read Full »

My urine pregnancy is positive and I did not bleed after taking Mifepristone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got my urine pregnancy test positive five days before. My last period was in the mid of last month. I have taken unwanted 72 after 11 days of my periods, but there may be some contraceptive failure. I consulted my medical friend, and she suggested me about medical abortion and ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by giving the right schedule for MTP kit. Mifepristone 200 mg orally single dose, will dislodge an embryo from the uterine lining. This will have some gastric problems but no bleeding. After 48 hours of this oral pill, place all four tabs of Misoprostol...  Read Full »

When will I get withdrawal bleeding after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, There is no withdrawal bleeding after Unwanted 72. Period date: 4th of this month, sex date: 16th and tablet intake: 17th of this month. When will I get my period or withdrawal bleeding and when to have home pregnancy test?  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not always necessary to have withdrawl bleeding after taking Unwanted pill. Some women do not experience that. You should wait for your regular cycle date which might also get a little bit delayed due to intake of pill and if you missed your periods only then yo...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to take Unwanted 72 without any reason?

Query: Hello doctor, What will happen if someone eats Unwanted 72 without any reason? Will there be any withdrawal bleeding or not?. And what will be the situation of menses?  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 results in delayed or earlier periods, and also may result in withdrawal bleeding and nothing harmful will happen if someone takes it for no reason. Hope it has helped you. If you require any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Read Full »

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