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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Can a woman who took Unwanted 72 pill within three hours of intercourse become pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my wife 25 days back. It was the tenth day of her period, and her menstrual cycle is 29 days cycle. She took an Unwanted 72 pill within three hours of intercourse. After nine days withdrawal bleeding started. And it lasts for three to four days. Today is the 15 th day; we ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. As the urine pregnancy test is negative, and she had withdrawal bleeding, there is no chance of pregnancy. I hope this helps. It was my pleasure to help you with the medical query, and I would be happy to help you in the future.  Read Full »

My period is 13 days late after taking Unwanted 72. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My period is already late by this time (13 days late). My last period was on 27th June and I usually have delayed periods, sometimes by two months. My partner and I had unprotected sex on 5th August but no ejaculation. I still took the pill within 48 hours and had a small...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See, although any kind of unprotected intercourse irrespective of complete ejaculation inside or not can result in pregnancy. However, you have taken the intelligent decision of taking the emergency contraceptive pill Unwanted 72. So you will not get pregnant (99.99%...  Read Full »

What is the failure rate of Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken Unwanted 72 within 42 hours and then in 12 hours and did not get the periods yet. Is there a chance of failure? I am have heaviness in the lower abdomen, lower back pain, and my lower legs have got numb. I am having cramps also. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See emergency contraceptive pills like Unwanted 72 pills are hormone-based and they have this known side effect of changing the menstrual cycle pattern in some females, especially the cycle in which they are ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a delay in periods after Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I used unwanted 72 five days after my last month periods and spotted five days after that. Now my month due date is the same, but I did not get my periods. I checked my pregnancy with Prega news, but the result is negative. Please tell me the cause of the delay and how much can it de...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A change in menstrual cycle pattern is very common after taking Unwanted 72 up to two to three cycles. I assume you had taken the tablets within 72 hours of unprotected sex. The period might get delayed from the expected date. If it gets delayed by seven days, it is imp...  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 »

After taking Unwanted 72, I have not got withdrawal bleeding. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex last week, and within three hours, I took Unwanted 72. It was the 11th day of my period. I usually have a 28 to 30 days cycle. Even after five days, I do not have a sign of withdrawal bleeding. What should I have to do if I do not get withdrawal bleeding?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have taken Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel) within 48 to 72 hours of unprotected sex, with a proper dosage without vomiting, then you can have bleeding within one to two weeks. If these requirements are fulfilled, then there is no need to worry, and you can wait for ...  Read Full »

I am worried that I would get pregnant though I had Unwanted 72 after intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on 5th of July (withdrawl method) and took Unwanted 72 within 48 hours. I had my last period on 24th of June for five days. I always had my period regular of 30 days cycle. I even took a home pregnancy test on 14th of July but came out negative. I am very tensed a...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had unprotected sex on 5th July (withdrawal method) and took Unwanted 72 within 48 hours of sexual intercourse. Your end day of the last menstrual period was 29th June as your period was starting from 24th ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant if I was fingered after a handjob?

Query: Hello doctor, I was fingered a while after my boyfriend ejaculated on his hands after a handjob. Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See for getting pregnant the semen containing sperm has to be put inside the vagina or on its surface. The sperm has to travel inside up to the egg and then fertilize it for conceiving. Since he has not ejac...  Read Full »

What should I do if I get spotting for a few days after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hello doctor, I lost my virginity through unprotected sex. I bleed seriously because it was a day after finishing my menstrual flow and I am still seeing little stain of blood in my pant. I have been worried since though he did not release inside of me. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, some bleeding does take place after first intercourse for many girls due to losing virginity and sometimes due to vaginal injuries/bruises since it is their first intercourse. Please sit on the edge of a...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant even after taking Unwanted 72 after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex in my fertile window. I took unwated 72 in an hour. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. See you have taken unwanted 72 within one hour so there is hardly any chance. However, if you are left with doubts in your mind then a simple urine pregnancy test can be done. However I still say, you will not...  Read Full »

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