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How long after taking an I-pill will bleeding resume?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello,
I had unprotected sex with my gf on 1st august. She had her period on 18-22nd july. After sex she took an i-pill within 2 hours.When should she get bleeding?Is anything wrong if not bleeding?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
wait for 5-7 days for withdrawal bleed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
As she has rightly taken ipill within 2 hours of intercourse, her withdrawal bleeding should be expected in next 5-7 days or XXXXXXX till 10 days. If there is no bleeding then she should get a serum beta hcg test done to rule out pregnancy due to emergency contraceptive failure. If then , the hcg levels are more than 3mIU then she would be pregnant. Though the success rates of ipill is 99 per cent , but there have been cases of pregnancy inspite of ipill intake. So please watch for the withdrawal bleed, which if arrives, shall rule out pregnancy completely.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 4 minutes later
sir please tell me what is hcg test & how the test wll be done?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Serum beta hcg test would be a blood test to be done after 10 days if withdrawal bleeding doesn't start.
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 11 hours later
Sir if the hcg test will be positive then what should I do? Is there any pill to prevent pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
If the test is positive then you may opt for termination of unplanned pregnancy by medical method under a gynaecologist's super after ruling out ectopic pregnancy with an ultrasound pelvis.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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