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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 am dealing with with side effects of Unwanted 72. Please help.

Query: Taken 2 pills of unwanted 72 And now I'm facing side effects like diarrhoea, severe stomach pain, cold, cough, fever, headache since 3 days it's increasing but not getting less  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Fairy, welcome to icliniq. I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing side effects after taking unwanted 72 pills. Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill that contains levonorgestrel, which can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, and menstrual irregularities. The side e...  Read Full »

I have delayed periods even after taking unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours after having unprotected sex. Specifically, I took it again after three days and experienced withdrawal bleeding four days later. However, I am now one week overdue from my expected period date. What should be my next course of action...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I do understand your concern.If you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within the last five days (120 hours) and experienced withdrawal bleeding, it is plausible that the delay in your period could be attributed to the contraceptive's effects. It is worth noting th...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed after taking the tablet Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, After taking tab. Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) my periods came 15 days late, when compared with my actual date. Please tell me, when will be my next period cycle. My actual period cycle date is the 15th of every month. This month I did not get my period. Is there a chance of pregnancy?...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I have gone through your query. Emergency contraceptive pill is the hormone progesterone produced from your body, due to high doses. This makes the inner lining of the uterus very thick and since only one dose is taken will exist till seven to ten d...  Read Full »

My partner rubbed his penis on my vagina. Could I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,My partner rubbed his penis on my vagina and we are not sure whether there was precum. I was scared and had unwanted 72 tablets within 50 hours. I had my periods for a few days later for four days. Two weeks after my periods, there was bleeding again for two days. I had no periods after th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. There are no chances of pregnancy because you have taken the pills and secondly you have periods after that. It means there is no pregnancy at all, once bleeding occurs then pregnancy can not be there. The periods ar...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for some advice. I had unprotected intercourse tonight, and before that, my copper T came out about one and a half hours before. We did not use protection. My boyfriend pulled out, but I am unsure if he did so in time. I ended up just sitting on top of him, and he ejected o...  Read Full »


Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The withdrawal method has a high failure rate as the pre-ejaculate also contains sperm cells. Also, there are cases of people getting pregnant 72 hours after ovulation following unprotected sexual intercourse. S...  Read Full »

Why am I not bleeding after taking Mifepristone?

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. Balakrishnan R

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 »

How can I enjoy sex without getting pregnant? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I do not like sex because I am always worried that my partner will ejaculate inside me. He does not like using a condom. We always end up fighting during sex, as I ask him to use a condom and he does not want to. We have a son aged 9 years and I do not want anot...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not take Unwanted 72 very often. Any emergency contraceptive pill has several adverse effects. There are many options like the intrauterine copper device or oral cyclical pills which you can consider.   Read Full »

My partner's period is delayed after taking Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner took an Unwanted 72 tablet on 15th last month and had bleeding from the 26th to 31st. Her expected date for the period was 6th this month but a doctor suggested she should wait till 15th. She started with an odorless vaginal discharge and has reduced since but is yet to have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding that she had from 26th to the 31st, post Unwanted-72 intake, was the withdrawal bleed or her menses which got initiated as per the schedule of emergency pill intake. So, now her next bleeding or menses would only be after a month post 31st, that is, by t...  Read Full »

Can taking emergency contraceptive pills postpone periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years, married for two years now. My LMC was 17th to 22nd. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 10th. We do not wish to plan our family as of now. Can you please suggest if or not to take Unwanted 72 pill. I have heard it tends to delay periods. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use it only in an emergency and for occasional use. Take it within 72 hours of last intercourse.   Read Full »

Can my girlfriend get pregnant after her period starts?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend and I had sex recently, and the condom broke. She immediately took Unwanted 72. Her period came three days later. What are the chances of her getting pregnant? Can we abort the child if she gets pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy is almost nil. She also took an emergency pill which protects up to 95%. Yes, medical termination of pregnancy is possible. Regards.   Read Full »

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