Unprotected sex carries a risk of conception. Within 72 hours, the contraceptive pill should be taken. The ECP (emergency contraceptive pill) can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. After three weeks, a pregnancy test should be done.
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After unprotected intercourse, I have vomiting, back pain, and heavy discharge. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse three days back, and now I am getting symptoms like vomiting, back pain, pain in my womb, and heavy discharge. So, should I take emergency contraceptive pills now? Will they work? Or should I take abortive pills? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case, and I understand your concern. Within three days, you will not get any pregnancy-related symptoms. This is too early to get that. Vomiting and pain could be because of some food or stress. Normally also, some water discharge occurs. If th... Read Full »
I had foreplay with my partner and he ejaculated on top of my vagina. Should I take pills to avoid pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, There was foreplay between me and my partner. Although I am still a virgin, his penis touched my vagina and he ejaculated on top of my vagina. Do I need to take pills as I do not want to get pregnant? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Any sexual contact involving the genitals can potentially lead to pregnancy, even if there was no penetration or ejaculation inside the vagina. Sperm can survive outside the body for a short period, and if it co... Read Full »
Can I start PEP medicines if I have a bleeding penis after unprotected sex?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently I had unprotected sex and had a cut on my penis, which bled. So due to fear, I started PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) medicines after talking to a doctor. I performed all the tests and found that my cholesterol levels were high. I fear continuing the medication. What if I end... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Before I suggest it, I would like to know a few things. 1. Was your partner a regular or commercial sex worker? 2. Did you use any protection like a condom? 3. When did you start taking post-exposure prophylaxis me... Read Full »
Is the pull-out method of birth control reliable?
Query: Hi doctor, My previous period cycle was in the beginning of November. After that, I had intercourse mid November with someone who had a vasectomy, and he ejaculated in me. Later, I had intercourse towards the end of November with someone without a vasectomy, and he pulled out before ejaculating. I a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello ma'am, Good morning, I completely understand your concern, and I will surely help you. Vasectomy is a highly reliable pregnancy control method; for men, it is 99 % successful. Further, some failures are generally in the first year but also very few, like one or two in 1000 people. Your ovulati... Read Full »
I had unprotected oral sex with a commercial sex worker and had a history of recurrent fever. Can I be HIV positive?
Query: Hello doctor, I had twice unprotected oral sex with the same csw. First time since ten weeks and the second since six weeks. After the first time, I got a fever and cough. The fever resolved after four days, and I am worried it might be due to HIV. But the second time, I got red dots over my chest a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by unprotected oral sex are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later with given test results is almost nil. But it is better to go ... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex while taking placebo pills in between the birth control pills. Am I protected against pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had missed my four birth control pills and started a new pack straight away. I started bleeding within a few days. However, I had unprotected sex while I was bleeding. I am also suffering from diarrhea. Am I still protected against pregnancy? Is the pill still effective? Please help ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your query and understood your concern.As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by birth control pills. If you are taking an active birth control pill and having sex during that period of time, there is no chance... Read Full »
I had unprotected sex last week. Should I take an emergency contraceptive pill?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last week. We followed the pull-out method. He did not ejaculate inside me. My last period was 12 days ago. Should I take any precautions? Please advise. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern. See withdrawal method is not a very reliable method of birth control as the precum secreted before ejaculation also has sufficient sperms to cause pregnancy. Also, since it was 12 days past the last period, and if you have a cycle of ... Read Full »
I took an I-pill 11 hours after having intimate contact with my partner. Is there a risk of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had intimate contact two and a half months back. However, we did not have intercourse. I was not sure if his ejaculation had touched my body. Also, I took an I-pill 11 hours after the contact. I got my period after 11 days, which was very light, and lasted for 17 days... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your symptoms can be due to a hormonal imbalance or pregnancy. The endometrial thickness in your pelv... Read Full »
My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex after her ovulation, and I pulled out. Can there be any danger?
Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend and I had sexual intercourse before her ovulation without any protection, and I also pulled out. We did the act on two separate days, and she took an emergency pill right after that. After her ovulation, we had sex again, and this time also, we did it without protection, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us for your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As you had unprotected sex, I suggest, I-pill (Levonorgestrel) 1.5 mg as early as possible (maximum within 72 hours of intercourse). Only one tablet is requir... Read Full »
Can I give contraceptive pills after the delay in periods, and are there any side effects?
Query: Hello doctor,I would like to know the answers to the following questions,Should I give a contraceptive pill if I doubt the entry of sperm?Is the contraceptive pill safe to intake when taken in doubt?Do contraceptive pills like Unwanted - 72 have any side effects?Will the contraceptive pill be effect... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Even if there is doubtful intercourse and you are not sure whether the sperms have been released or not, and you do not want to get into an unplanned pregnancy, I would suggest emergency contraceptive pil... Read Full »