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Scanty period after taking ipill. Is it pregnancy?

By July 30, 2017 - 9:19am
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I took ipill on 10th June though we didn't have actual intercourse. My period was due on 2nd July but I got bleeding on 28th June itself and lasted for 3 days. After this I got bleeding on 28th July but the bleeding was very less it didn't even fill my napkin on first day. It was more less on second day and now on third day I hardly got 1-2 drops of it. Usually I get regular period with light blood flow but it lasts for 5 days.
Is it because of ipill? Is there anything to worry about pregnancy?
When will I get correct flow? What measures do I take?

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Hello, SHAH.

Thank you for your post.

Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours, so the risk is very small. They should only be taken in an emergency, and not used as regular BC. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. If you don’t get your next period within a week or so of its expected date, a pregnancy test is recommended. It can cause your period to be early or late, have a lighter or a heavier flow so this likely what happened with you. It should regulate by the next cycle. Contact your doctor if you are still concerned.


July 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
(reply to Helena)

Thank you for your reaponse . Hope it regulates by next cycle. And the pill Was taken within 12 hours . And after withdrawal bleeding on 28th June I had period on 28th July which has very less blood flow. I am Waiting for my next period I.e on 28 th August . Usually how long does it take to regulate cycle and the flow.

August 5, 2017 - 2:14am
Guide (reply to SHAH)

Hi again,

As I mentioned above, usually by the next cycle. If it doesn't, contact your doctor.


August 5, 2017 - 5:45am
(reply to Helena)

Hello thank you for being responsive .
I had my period today but the flow is very light . This is my second cycle as mentioned above even in last month I had light flow.
Even today the flow is very light.
Is there anything to worry?
Should I take test?

August 24, 2017 - 2:27am
Guide (reply to SHAH)

Hi again.

A light period is still a period. If you want to keep testing, that is up to you. I think it's time to move on from this.


August 24, 2017 - 11:32am
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