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Q. Can a woman who took an I-pill within an hour of sex experience vaginal discharge, delayed periods, and breast or chest wall pain?

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Dr. Uzma Arqam
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Education: MBBS., DGO

Professional Bio: Dr. Uzma Arqam has been working as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a wide range of Multinational experience of 20 years in handling patients in all kinds of Consultation Methodologies. She compl... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on May 11, 2023 and last reviewed on: Oct 13, 2023
Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have a 30 to 35 days cycle. I usually get my periods within the first 15 days of the month. Two days before my period, I got intimate with my boyfriend, and within an hour of sex, I took Unwanted-72. When I came back home, I saw some discharge which I usually get before periods, and that was during my periods time. After two days, I got my periods for full three days. Then after a month, my period dates came, and I did not get any symptoms of periods. I got worried and went to a doctor, and she gave me Regestrone. I got my period after ten days of stopping the pill, but the period was only for two days. I am worried. I took 4 HPT on the second, sixth, ninth, and thirteenth days of my missed periods. I even took a BHCG serum test on the tenth day of my missed periods. The value observed was less than 1.2 mIU/mL. Is there still any chance of pregnancy? Actually, I have pain in my breast and chest wall, so I am worried. Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

You have been experiencing regular cycles, and in the last cycle, you took an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) just on the expected date of menses. I-pills are hormonal contraceptive pills that interfere with the normal pace of the menstrual cycle and prevent ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. After I-pills withdrawal bleed is normal, and it can disturb future cycles for some time as the body gets rid of externally induced hormones. If your beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was 1.2 mIU/mL recently, then it is a confirmed negative pregnancy test. Do not take more hormones. Try to have a balanced diet, follow regular exercise, and balanced weight with a normal BMI (body mass index). I hope things would be normal. Due to hormonal imbalance, you can have symptoms like breast engorgement, mood variations, etc. If you observe sudden weight gain and abnormal hair growth and continue to have irregular periods for many cycles without the interference of externally induced hormones. Then I suggest you have a blood sex hormonal test on day 2 of menses and a transvaginal scan after periods.

I hope you get my point.

Best of luck.

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