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Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. It is taken orally and is 99.9% effective. They are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain two hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progestin.

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I missed my contraceptive pill. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally missed one birth control pill. I have been on Levlen for many years, and this has never happened before. I did not realize until the next night the one from the day before was there, so I took both pills together. I had unprotected sex with my partner a day later, I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Levlen is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel. It acts by inhibition of ovulation. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clot so better to avoid for years and years. It is also contraindicated in few cond...  Read Full »

I have noticed vertical lines on my left finger. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed two brown vertical lines on my left ring finger, particularly under my acrylic nail. It seems to be present only on this finger. Currently, I am taking birth control medication and Phentermine. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your descriptions and the provided information (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems that you might be dealing with onychomycosis, a fungal infection affecting the toenails or fingernails, which can involve various parts of the nail u...  Read Full »

Is it okay to get light periods after stopping the pill?

Query: Hello doctor, Before every period, I get a light brown discharge with brown cervical mucus for three to four days. After that, the bleeding starts, and then again, there is a brown discharge for two days. When bleeding starts, I use only one pad a day and, even that does not get full. I was on pill...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have to understand that these are hormonal medicines meant for contraception with many side effects.They disturb the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovarian axis and suppress your periods totally by reducing the endometrial thickness. Now, your cycles are trying...  Read Full »

Can I continue my pregnancy even after taking a pill?

Query: Hello doctor, After having intercourse with my husband, I had taken Unwanted 72 within 12 hours of intercourse. But, I missed my periods and got pregnant. Now, my question is will this ECP damage the fetus in any way? I also want to let you know that six months back, I had an abortion as my child wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, you can continue the pregnancy after taking I-pill as it will not be harmful to your baby. But, yes if you had an abortion within one year, it may affect your health. So, take proper healthy and ...  Read Full »

I missed birth control pills. Can I take an emergency pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on birth control pills called Yasmin for around four months. I take pills daily at night after sex that is anytime between 10 p.m. and 12.30 a.m. In the current cycle, I missed the pill twice but took it immediately the next morning and then took the normal pill of that particular...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have tablets from your schedule, you need to have a backup protection like condoms to prevent pregnancy as unprotected intercourse is not advisable. It is advisable you continue the pack of your pill daily until completion and then stop for your withdrawal ble...  Read Full »

Can Dronis help me in conception and why is it prescribed?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married 15 months back. From then I am trying to conceive. I am having irregular periods only after marriage. For the past two months, my period occurred in a gap of 45 days. When I consulted my doctor, I got to know it as PCOS. I am using B-long tablet in the morning, afternoon ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you told you are having irregular periods and you have been taking treatment for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is good. For getting pregnant there are some treatment methods available, you have to take something for ovulation ind...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed despite a negative test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend works in navy. We just started dating and have mostly had long distance relationship because of our situation. I have never taken birth control and or ECP. I have always had an average 28-day cycle. However, between last two to three months, I took five emergency contracep...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You already messed up your cycle, and you do not have any choice left now. You have to wait for your period. You will also have to do a repeat urine pregnancy test after every four to five days till you get your periods. The other option that you have is to take some bir...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling nauseous despite a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female, who started taking birth control pills eight months back, but I only took it for a week and stopped taking them. In that same week, I had unprotected sex with my fiance, and I had my periods the next day. The next month I got my periods two weeks earlier, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I see two problems in your history. Let me tell you the reason and solution. Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 21 active plus seven dummy pills, or the single dose of an emergency contraceptive pill. Whichever you take, will suppress...  Read Full »

Is it normal to experience brown discharge while on combined contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello, I have been taking Yaz birth control pills for the past two years. Today, I noticed some brown discharge, and I am due for my withdrawal bleeding this month. However, upon checking again, the discharge was clear, and there were no other symptoms such as smell or cramping. I am wondering if th...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. There is nothing to worry about if you have been taking the pills punctually without missing even a day and not vomiting the pill within an hour of consuming it. These hormone pills stop the normal flow of hormones...  Read Full »

I had sex one week after a miscarriage. Am I safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I was six weeks pregnant, and on the ninth and tenth of this month, I had severe cramps and heavy bleeding. So, I consulted my doctor on the 11th, and she said that it was a miscarriage, and she gave me the first dose of the abortion pill. She gave the second dose on the 13th, which w...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is very less chance of pregnancy, but it is tough to say. Mostly, ovulation takes approximately 15 to 20 days to resume after abortion. But sometimes, it can resume early. As it is just six days after the last tablet, there is very less chance. But yes, be care...  Read Full »

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