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How long does the effect of the I pill remain?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Hi, me and my wife had unorotected sex on 22nd april and took I pill on 24th morning, again, while using confom it broke out in 27th morning. Shiuld shetake ipill again. Her period started 12thapril and ended 14th april
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No need to repeat ipill

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
Well both the times the sexual encounters were during her fertile period but as you rightly took ipill within 48 hrs of first unprotected intercourse, the bleeding should ideally start within next 7 -10 days. However if you had sex on 27th as well which was within 72 hrs of taking the ipill,then there is no actual need to take another ipill for protection at all. You may just wait for the menses to resume in next few days and once they resume, pregnancy shall be ruled out as endometrium shall be shed negating any chances of pregnancy.
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How long does the effect of the I pill remain?

Brief Answer: No need to repeat ipill Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query to HCM, Well both the times the sexual encounters were during her fertile period but as you rightly took ipill within 48 hrs of first unprotected intercourse, the bleeding should ideally start within next 7 -10 days. However if you had sex on 27th as well which was within 72 hrs of taking the ipill,then there is no actual need to take another ipill for protection at all. You may just wait for the menses to resume in next few days and once they resume, pregnancy shall be ruled out as endometrium shall be shed negating any chances of pregnancy. Regards