Birth Control Methods

Various natural methods and devices used to prevent unwanted pregnancy are called birth control methods. The only way to avoid getting pregnant 100 % is celibacy or sexual abstinence. The other methods include male and female condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap, cervical sponge, hormonal injections, intrauterine devices (IUD), contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, and implant.

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What to do if you vomit after taking a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I am on regular birth control pills and was taking these as usual. I took the seven inactive pills and began taking the active pills. I took it for three nights as per schedule but forgot to take it on the fourth. And I had sex on the same night, with a condom, but there may have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You are absolutely safe and there is no chance of pregnancy. Let me explain. Birth control pills act by creating a continuous constant hormonal level. They prevent the normal hormonal fluctuations. So, ovulation will not occur. Only if you miss tw...  Read Full »

Can birth control pills cause blood clots during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been cycling on birth control pills for about four months. My gynecologist told me that if I experience spotting, I should stop taking the pills for three or four days to let everything come out, and then start back again. I experienced some pretty heavy spotting. So, I decided to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Do not worry. What you are having is the expulsion of the thick endometrium lining of the uterus. As days have passed without the shedding of the lining, the thickness of the endometrium has been increasing, which has to fall off one day. When you...  Read Full »

Which birth control method is the best in case of endometriosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods will last usually for five days on average. It hurts tremendously even with pain medication and birth control. I would get horrible periods since I was about 12 years. In my 15 years age, I used to vomit on the first day of my period, but vomiting stopped in the past two years....  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both pills and IUD (intrauterine device) have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are thinking of switching from hormonal pills to IUD only because of complications like weight gain and mood swing, then think twice. Studies have failed to demonstrate these c...  Read Full »

Why do I have brown vaginal discharge whenever I am aroused?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I am experiencing a brown discharge whenever I am aroused. This has been going on for about a week and a half. My partner and I always use condoms and I have the birth control implant. It might be wrong. I might have bacterial vaginitis. There is no odor or...  Read Full »


Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The brownish discharge you are having could be due to: 1. Side effect of implant leading to irregular spotting. 2. Local lesions like cervical erosion. 3. Rarely vaginal infection, etc. To find out the exact cause of the problem, plea...  Read Full »

What causes bleeding in between periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has had a weird in-between period thing for about a week, and this just about a week ago. She had very slight bleeding for about a week with red to dark red to pink and sometimes brown. She had constant cramps for nine days during this as well. A week later her period is su...  Read Full »


Dr. Alison A. Rodriguez

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any type of hormonal contraception may cause irregular bleeding that can be unpredictable in nature. If a birth control method is changed or if pills are missed, unscheduled bleeding can also occur. All birth control methods can fail, even with perfect use and unusua...  Read Full »

I want some premarital advice. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old and soon I am going to get married. My doubts are, what are the birth control methods I can follow. What precaution should I follow for short-term and long-term birth control? May I know the difficulties which a girl face during her periods? I have no idea about that. S...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Regarding birth control, you can use a condom or your wife can use oral contraceptive pill OCP. There are several brands having no major difference so use easily available one. These are the two best suitable for newlyweds. It ...  Read Full »

Can I have IUD along with birth control pill?

Query: Hi doctor, Right now, I am not on any birth control method except for the rhythm method. I have tried multiple birth control methods in the past, such as the implant, the pill, the ring, the patch and had annoying side effects with each of them. I had spotting that would not go away with the ring an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have described elaborately about your experience about all the contraceptives. Truly speaking, each of them has some disadvantages which naturally wane off with the time. But, you have also told that there was no cessation of symptoms or spotting even after a long-...  Read Full »

Is it possible to do birth control surgery during C-section delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to do birth control surgery also during C-section during delivery?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can opt for tubal ligation during cesarean section but you have to give consent for the same prior to the cesarean. Usually, the doctor proceeds with the ligation only after the pediatrician confirms that the baby is doing fine. If not, then you are being in...  Read Full »

Will antibiotics reduce the effect of Oral Contraceptive Pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using OCP Crisanta 21 for the last six months. Two weeks back, I went for a tooth extraction. So, I took antibiotic Magniclav 625 mg for five days. I had two tablets a day from 15th to 20th of last month. I started my current Crisanta pack on the 16th of last month. My question i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. While some antibiotics do induce hepatic enzymes to decrease the efficacy of contraceptive pills, Amoxicillin is not one of them and can be safely used without the fear of contraceptive failure. However, it is important to stick to the contraceptive schedule. If you have...  Read Full »

Which contraceptive method is the best for me?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old female and I have a 2 year old baby. I do not want another baby for few years. I have taken Femilon tablet for a month. It was prescribed by my gynecologist. I wanted to know if copper-T would be a better option for me or may I continue the birth control pills? I am...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Both Copper-T and the regular usage of pills have equal or nearly 100 % contraceptive protection. Copper-T is like a foreign body in the uterus. It has a long life, depending on the type. This is a one-time usage, no need to repeatedly replace. So, ...  Read Full »

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