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Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. They are 99.9% effective and are taken orally. Contraceptive pills are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progesterone.

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I have been taking birth control for about a year. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on birth control pills for about a year and a half, but I have been spotting straight for the past three months. I am concerned. Please help me, doctor. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As you have been on birth control pills for more than a year, the cause of your spotting seems to be due to either a cervical inflammation or a pelvic inflammatory disease. You have not mentioned whether you have any other problems like p...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed by twenty days after taking oral contraceptive pills, despite a negative pregnancy test result. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I took abortion pills in the previous month, and now my periods are delayed by twenty days, and my pregnancy test is also negative. Can any medication be recommended? Kindly suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, but it could be due to pregnancy also (though the chances are very low). But as you missed your period, it can be an anovulatory cycle (due to hormonal changes) o...  Read Full »

I took pill within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, l had sex towards the end of January for three days. And after that, I took a Levonorgestrel tablet in the evening. After that, I had sex again after taking the emergency contraceptive tablet. But I am experiencing symptoms like vomiting, bloated stomach, and stomach pain. I am afraid ...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that you had unprotected sex for three days at the end of January and took an emergency contraceptive pill. After which, you again had unprotected sex. An emergency contraceptive pill has to be taken within 72 hours after having unprotected intercourse....  Read Full »

I have been taking a contraceptive pill, for approximately a year, and now I have noticed a slight delay in the arrival of my periods. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Microgynon 30, a contraceptive pill, for approximately a year and a half. During this time, my periods have generally been regular. However, in the past couple of months, I have noticed a slight delay in the arrival of my periods. This is not the first time I have e...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. If you are consistently taking the pills as prescribed, you do not need to worry. These pills contain hormones that suppress the body's natural hormone production, preventing ovulation and causing monthly periods known as withdrawal bleedin...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I take pills and have unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) three months back. I have been consistently taking the contraceptive pill Yaz for three months, and I am now starting my new pack. I am worried since my last period lasted only three days, and I am sexually active. Is there a risk o...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Combined oral contraceptive pills are the most effective contraceptive if taken properly. So you do not need any other contraceptive with that. Yaz (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) inhibits your ovaries from releasing eggs, so there are practically no chances of co...  Read Full »

I had blood spotting after I took contraceptive pill. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My period's date was due on the second day of this month. I had intercourse with protection on the last day of the previous month but the condom bursted during the intercourse. I had taken an emergency contraceptive pill within half an hour. My periods are already delayed, it has been a we...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and I will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to fertilize with an egg and then the fertilized egg should be implanted in the uterus of the female. In your case, although the condom bursted and since you were near your peri...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill but did not have any bleeding till now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period at the end of the last month. I had sex two days after my period and took a pill the next day. I did not have bleeding or period till now. Is this normal or should I worry about this? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to iclinic.comI understand your concern.It would be better if you could send me your complete detailed history regarding menstruation. I would suggest getting a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to know the exact status of your pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives can delay periods...  Read Full »

Condoms are not interesting during sex. Any other alternative?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot stay long in bed during sex with husband and condoms is not interesting during sex. What is suitable for precaution instead of condoms?  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are several methods as a contraceptive. Such as hormonal and barrier method. Besides this there is a method of safe period. I will explain to you one by one. 1. Hormonal method. a. Daily oral contraceptive pill. b. Three monthly or six-monthly depot hormona...  Read Full »

Please recommend birth control pills to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. I was taking medications for it, but I was still having irregular periods, so I stopped taking them. Now that I have been married for the last two months, I am afraid that I might not be able to find out if I got pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not a disease but an imbalance of hormones. For a suitable contraceptive medication, I suggest you to take a tablet containing the below combinat...  Read Full »

My partner has spotting and backache after intercourse. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We had protected sex a few days ago, but due to our low confidence, we thought that maybe the ejaculation could be somehow done inside, and we got panicked, so without wasting time, in the morning took a contraceptive pill. And it has been almost 13 days now. Three days ago, she felt that...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would have been better if I had known her last menstrual date. Sometimes some bleeding or spotting could occur during ovulation, usually around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. There is also the possibility of withdrawal bleeding af...  Read Full »

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