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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes scanty menstrual bleeding after taking an I-Pill?

: I am 24 years old girl from India. my question is related periods. i had sex with my fiance on 17th of December and took an ipill on 18th December . accidentally we again had unprotected sex on 6 january and took an ipill after 7 hours. my expected period date according to my cycle is 21st January but my periods have arrived yesterday i.e.22nd january. and i am having very low bleeding in spots as compared to usually i get heavy bledding on first two days. is it normal ? i am worried.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Bleeding usually starts after 3 to 4 days of taking I-pill but varies from person to person. This bleeding is usually Scanty and less than regular cycle. So, no need to worry for that.

For pregnancy issue:
Wait for the next cycle Or Do urine pregnancy test after 1 month. If in next cycle bleeding occurs and pregnancy test is negative then pregnancy can be ruled out.

Otherwise, USG (Ultrasonography) is a confirmatory test. As a preventive measure, always use condom or birth control pills for unwanted pregnancy.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Hiren Hirpara
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