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Please help me, Is there any chance of getting pregnant after taking an Ipill?

By Anonymous April 6, 2016 - 12:25am
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I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on 31st March,2016. It is the first time. I immediately took an ipill within an hour. I had my last periods on 26th march that lasted for four days. Yesterday (05.04.2016) I had protected (with condom) sex with him again. Now today I see some blood though my due date is far. Is there any chance I got pregnant. What should I do?

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Hi good morning ma'am..
I have a concern pls help me ..
i took a pills this july 19 early in the dawn and then after 3 hours i had sex with my partner.
My last period was on june 30 till july 4..Is there any chances i might get pregnant?am worried..

July 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
Your pill will still work if you had sex 3 hours after you took it.
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one.

Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell.
The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.

Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each women is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.


July 26, 2017 - 2:43pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us for advice.

There is nothing more for you to do.

I pill prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation, If your last period started on March 26, lasted four days and ended on March 29, it was too early for ovulation to happen when you had intercourse on March 31.

Generally, ovulation occurs between day 11 to day 21 of the new menstrual cycle, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period.

The bleeding was caused by taking the pill.

Some women experience changes in their menstrual cycle as a side effect. Your next period might start when expected or be earlier or later. You may notice a lighter or heavier flow.


April 6, 2016 - 5:59am
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