Vaginal bleeding or spotting that occurs after taking pills containing the hormone progesterone is called withdrawal bleeding. Progesterone helps in shedding of the endometrial lining during periods, thus prevents uterine hyperplasia or cancer. Medroxyprogesterone is the most common progestin (progesterone-type hormone) used to regulate periods and ovulation.
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I took an I-pill on the third day of my period after having sex but did not get the withdrawal bleeding. Is there any chance of pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days. I had I-pill on the third day of the period. At that time I was having minor bleeding and I had unprotected sex but after that I took I-pill within 10 hours. After two days my periods stopped. Now, I am worried because I have not got withdrawal ble... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Have you taken an advised dose of I-pill (Levonorgestrel)? If the pill is not taken at the proper dose, it might not work as expected. You have taken it in the middle of menstrual bleeding and therefore you might get prol... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Emergency contraception is 95% effective means is there some chance of getting pregnant? What more precautions could be taken during sex so that there will be full surety about it? After taking it, will the periods be painful? In what way will it alter periods? Will it change the numb... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Yes, there is some chance of pregnancy. You can use condom, but there is no contraception 100% effective even after contraception-operation very small chance of pregnancy remains. You can bleed any day after taking I-pill. There... Read Full »
After having protected intercourse, my partner took an I-pill immediately. Can she get pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, My fiance and I are indulged in sexual intercourse with contraceptive and immediately took an i-pill (morning after pill). After 5 days she was bleeding and having little cramps for 3 days. Now she her periods delayed by 17 days and urine test are saying negative. Shall we go for a bl... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of pregnancy are very less in your case, but no method is 100% effective, because you had protected intercourse and had I-pill too. I-pill may change your cycle because of hormonal changes caused by I-pill. You should consult a gynecologist and get your blood ... Read Full »
Can sesame seeds induce periods?
Query: Hi doctor, My last period was two months back. Then I postponed my period by taking lemon seeds and till now I have not got my period. I am taking sesame seeds daily for the past four days but I did not get my period. Can you please help me by giving medical prescription to get period? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think period can be postponed or withdrawal bleeding can come with these seeds. If you are not sexually active then you may take progesterone tablets like Gynaset 5 mg (Norethisterone), thrice a day for three days and then wait for one week to get withdrawal b... Read Full »
After taking I-pill, my withdrawal bleed has not started fully. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, After having I-pill, I had spotting like periods. Then I started having Sysron-N for five days and I completed the course six days back. But, my period has not started yet. Is it normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, after taking Sysron-N (Norethisterone) for five days, one should wait at least 7-10 days for the bleeding to start properly. As you have taken I-pill, there are chances to get delayed periods. Hence, you need to wait for at least a week to allow you... Read Full »
How to find out if an ECP used 72 hours after unprotected intercourse was effective?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance during the first week of last month. Same week, within few days she complained about vomiting sensation but had no vomiting. Immediately the next day she had a little discharge from vagina and a little menstrual cramp. Her last menstrual perio... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are not pregnancy symptoms, but rather they are symptoms of ovulation with mild abdominal ache, nausea, headache, bloating and thin mucus discharge from vagina. As her last menstrual period (LMP) was in the last week, two months back. So, it is day16 today. ... Read Full »
On Gestin for delayed period. When should I expect my period?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with delayed periods. Consulted a gynecologist and started Gestin since 1 week. But still have not got my periods. Home pregnancy tests done and turned out to be negative thrice. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Gestin (Allylestrenol) contains natural progesterone, which is given for 5 days to bring about withdrawal bleeding. You have not mentioned how long you have taken the drug. Withdrawal bleeding usually occurs 48 hours after stopping the drug to up to 7 ... Read Full »
Can you get pregnant if someone ejaculates on your hand?
Query: Hi doctor, I am not sexually active. But my fiance did foreplay and ejaculated on my hand. I washed my hand with soap after that. I do not remember the semen going near my vagina. I am still virgin and he did not penetrate me. However, the next day I got worried and took an emergency pill. I still... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not be worried. There are no chances of pregnancy at all. Firstly, because you had washed your hand with soap which carried the sperms and sperms do not survive on contact with detergent or soap. Secondly, you have taken an i-pill within 72 hours. Hence, y... Read Full »
What is the chance of pregnancy after taking ECP?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my fiance for four times in the last 24 hours. Some of it was unprotected but we did use a condom each time and he ejaculated into it each time as well. But, in between he does not remember there was a high possibility that the pre-ejaculatory fluid contained some active s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The success of emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) like an I-pill or unwanted-72 remains 99 percent when the withdrawal bleeding is experienced within next 5-7 days thereby ruling out pregnancy completely due to shedding of endometrium. Another option besides ECP is t... Read Full »
Had only spotting and menses are delaying. Pregnancy tests are negative. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My weight is 170lbs and my height is 5'8". I am currently on Advair and Albuterol inhaler. After urinating and wiping (last Wednesday morning, April 1st) I had a spot of blood on the toilet paper. I thought it was my period, so I just put on a tampon and wen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is assumed from the history that you normally have a regular period and this has been the first time that your periods had been delayed. The spotting which you experienced on April 1st was probably scanty menses in the form of spotting and it was associated with ... Read Full »