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Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. They are 99.9% effective and are taken orally. Contraceptive pills are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progesterone.

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MT: I have had a recent history of engaging in sexual activity and taking emergency contraception and after that, I experienced some bleeding. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a recent history of engaging in sexual activity and taking emergency contraception. Subsequently, I experienced some bleeding. More recently, I have noticed light bleeding accompanied by a whitish substance. Additionally, I have been dealing with symptoms such as low blood pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. Bleeding after sexual activity can be caused by factors such as cervical or vaginal irritation, and it is not always indicative of pregnancy. Nonetheless, if you engaged in unprotected intercourse during your...  Read Full »

I took an emergency contraceptive and I am uncertain about the possibility of pregnancy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I took an emergency contraceptive within the recommended timeframe after a specific incident. Following this, I experienced withdrawal bleeding but had no subsequent menstrual period. Despite conducting multiple urine pregnancy tests, all of which were negative, I am uncertain about the...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Menstrual irregularities in your case may be attributed to the hormonal imbalance caused by the contraceptive you took. Since you took the contraceptive on time, the likelihood of pregnancy is minimal. Abdominal pain and white discharge co...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex during my ovulation period, but it was a pre-ejaculate. pre-ejaculate. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I engaged in unprotected sex and subsequently took a 72-hour emergency contraceptive pill within three hours of the encounter. My period arrived after a 20-day delay from the expected date, lasting for five days. It then occurred again after 11 days, lasting for five days. A month lat...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Emergency contraceptive pills, such as the one you took within 72 hours of unprotected sex, are generally effective at reducing the risk of pregnancy. However, they are not 100 percent guaranteed, and there is still a small chance of pre...  Read Full »

I took Unwanted-72 and experienced light spotting during my period. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband. I took unwanted 72 the next day and got periods after seven or eight days, and bleeding was also normal. But this month, when I got periods, it was just in the form of very light spotting, and it stopped on 3rd day. Is that mean I am pregnant? Thank...  Read Full »

Dr. Busi Maneesha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have taken an emergency contraceptive pill the next day and got the period in the previous month, so you are 100% safe from pregnancy. There is nothing to worry about. Coming to this month, the spotting could be due to hormonal changes. I want to get some history f...  Read Full »

My girlfriend is feeling dizzy and has a delayed period after i-Pill consumption. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about possible pregnancy that might happen to my girlfriend. We had this special moment and made it out. To make sure there was no chance of pregnancy I gave her an I-pill after two hours of intercourse. I read the side effects of the I-pill and she did not have any. She fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am good, hope you are also doing well. I have gone through your query and I understand your concern. Usually i-Pill (Levonorgestrel) would not cause any side effects, and if she is having dizziness after two days there must be some other reason like dehydration or ...  Read Full »

I took an I pill after sex and had bleeding. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with my spouse a few days ago. The next day, I took an I-pill and started bleeding the day after taking it. But the bleeding was not heavy. It is not even visible on my panty line. We are not planning on having a child, so I am concerned. My menstruation is due this mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The emergency contraceptive pills are hormone-based and work in three stages to prevent unplanned pregnancy. First, they delay the release of an egg from the ovary. Second, if the egg was already released before taking the dose, they preve...  Read Full »

I did not have intercourse this month but still have missed my period. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the contraceptive pill. Two months ago, I missed two pills and took two each day to make up for the lost ones. I got my period last month. I had intercourse, and the condom broke that week. Then a month after, I got my period like usual. This month I have not got my period, just a...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Other factors besides pregnancy can delay period or make scanty periods like hormonal contraceptive intake, hormonal imbalance, dieting, stress, overwork, strenuous exercise, sudden weight gain, and weight loss. Another factor is that few dru...  Read Full »

I have irregular bleeding after using birth control pills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I am on birth control pills (Femilon) for the past three months. In the first month, bleeding started on the third pill-free day, and that time I bled on the first and second day. The bleeding was less, and I used only one pad that was not filled. From the t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very common to have less bleeding during the use of birth control pills. Just continue the pills, and there is no such long-term health risk. It is also healthier as it helps to prevent anemia.   Read Full »

I did not have periods despite taking contraceptives.

Query: Hi doctor,Before a week, I took a tablet Unwanted-72 within 72 hours after having unprotected sex. I do not have bleeding even after nine days. My last period was before a month. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to irregularities, in your case, could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by a contraceptive pill. But there is no chance of pregnancy as you took the tablet on time. Take a home urine pregnancy test a week before your missed period date.  Read Full »

I took birth control pills, and my period is regular. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and had protected sex (without ejaculation). But I took the unwanted 72 for the safe side the next day, exactly after 24 hours. I got my periods on the expected dates. It was heavier on the first day with clots and a bit medium on the second day. Is it fine as I did n...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your history and understood your concerns. As you have proper menstruation at your time of period date, there is no chance of pregnancy. Withdrawal bleeding is only a side effect of the emergency contraceptive pill. It happens due to the sudden withdra...  Read Full »

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