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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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Can I use a contraceptive implant for two years?

Query: Hello doctor,I am getting married really soon and want to have a contraceptive implant inserted. I want to ask if I can have a contraceptive implant inserted before my wedding. I have my wedding in a month, and we have agreed to use this method for the first two years. My fianc√© does not live in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Regarding your question, I approve the insertion of an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device), as it may be suitable for two years without pregnancy. Additionally, it is worth noting that the IUCD implant can last up to ten years once inserted...  Read Full »

Why have not I conceived despite removing the Nexplanon implant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my Nexplanon implant removed three months ago after having it in for a little less than six months. We have been trying to conceive since having it removed. I have been tracking ovulation and having sex during the fertile window. I confirmed this cycle that I did ovulate, and I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms and the laboratory results of the ovulation function test, I do not think you are pregnant. May I ask if your spouse has done a sperm analysis? Let him do the test and reply to...  Read Full »

I have been trying to conceive. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. I was on the birth control shot for years, but it has been off for two years now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please share your detailed medical history. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below: Have a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Have sex in the fertile period of the cycle. Have Folic acid daily 5 mg. Quit recreational drugs as ...  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. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 take the birth cont...  Read Full »

I have endometriosis. Which birth control method is the best?

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 co...  Read Full »

Is Depo-Provera injection good for me and how long to take it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old girl. I am taking a Depo-Provera injection. Is it good for me and how long should I take it?   Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This injection is to be repeated every 12 weeks. This is quite an effective method of birth control when a lady cannot take oral pills. You can continue this as long as you want birth control and stop when you get pregnant. You can get pregnant three months after th...  Read Full »

Do vaginal rings prevent HIV and STDs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a sexually active 30-year-old woman, and I have been exploring information about using vaginal rings as a contraceptive method. I am curious to know about its effectiveness compared to pills and whether they provide protection against HIV and other STDs. I heard that vaginal rings...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. A vaginal ring is a small, pliable device that is inserted into the vagina monthly. It releases estrogen and progestin hormones and prevents pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation and impeding sperm's ability to reach the...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest safe medications for birth control.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got married and my husband does not want to use protection and we do not want to have babies for now. Hence, I would like to ask what kind of pills I can take so as to avoid pregnancy for now. Please suggest medications that will not affect my pregnancy later.  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. There are a variety of birth control options available to help you avoid pregnancy. The best option for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Here are a few options to consider: ...  Read Full »

I plan to stay off from birth control. Can my symptoms relapse?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been on birth control for about a year. Before I started with birth control, I used to fall down a lot and had mood swings. I used to get angry about everything, but I feel a lot happier ever since I started with birth control. I am planning to get the implant removed in a few weeks...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is possible that you may experience changes in mood and emotions after stopping birth control, as hormonal changes can affect your mood and emotional well-being. However, the extent and duration of these changes can vary from person to...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics reduce the effect of oral contraceptives?

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 is...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 hav...  Read Full »

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